Every now and then I need to cater for large groups and when this is the case I love making cakes, the bigger the better! But the flavour has to be good and of course it has to use easy ingredients otherwise it will not get made in our house. So this recipe perfectly marries all of those things together!
I have other Banana cake recipes on this blog but today wanted one that was super simple to share with you and this one hits the spot!
I made todays cake in a large roasting dish – approx. 25cm by 30cm so you can do this or make two small cakes, or even use it for a muffin base! When baking a large cake you can risk having the cake a little drier than you might like at the edges, so be sure to check early and often to ensure you bake it only until a skewer or knife comes out clean and remove from the oven.
Then comes the icing, I asked on my Facebook page what icing I should chose for this cake and overwhelmingly the answer was CHOCOLATE!! By a country mile this was the most popular choice, but lemon, cream cheese icing, vanilla & even golden syrup icing were suggested so any of those would be lovely on here. See below for links to my various icing ideas as you can never have too many icing recipes at your fingertips! I have a basic chocolate icing, but today I made a more luxurious icing and it certainly worked well with this cake.
As with most recipes needing bananas the riper the better! So the perfect banana is the one left in your bowl too long and has gone soft on the inside and brown on the outside. Often I chuck these in the freezer until the next time I need them. This recipe calls for 4 large over-ripe bananas so plan ahead – or like me make it on a week the kids decide they don’t want bananas for afternoon tea!
So without further ado – here is the recipe…..
This really is such a simple easy everyday recipe that is perfect for a large crowd or to make two cakes so you can freeze it for later.
The baking techniques are so easy, I used my food mixer but this can absolutely be made by hand.
As promised above here are the links to some of my other icing recipes – any of which would be lovely on this cake or any other you make soon!
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Happy Baking! Anna 😀