Banana Loaf

Here it is.... Banana Loaf with Peanut Butter - Chocolate Icing

BANANA LOAF

Oven: 170C

Loaf tin: 10 x 20cm

125g butter/margarine                                                                                  2 large bananas

2 cups cake flour                                                                                            1 cup castor sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder                                                                           2 eggs                  

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 2 ½Tbl milk                   pinch of salt

Sift flour, baking powder and salt.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy and then beat in the mashed bananas.

Stir in sifted dry ingredients.  Add the well beaten eggs and milk. Mix well.

Pour batter into tin (lined at bottom with greaseproof paper and coated with non-stick spray). Make slight hollow down centre so that the cake rises evenly.

Bake for about 55-60 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

You can serve this sliced and buttered – or smother it with yummy Peanut Butter - Chocolate Icing.

PEANUT BUTTER-CHOCOLATE ICING

1 cup icing sugar                                                                               1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

2½ Tablespoons smooth peanut butter                                      ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

a little milk                                                                                          pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together with just enough milk to make a smooth icing that spreads easily.

You can use this on a vanilla or chocolate layer cake too – just double these ingredients to make enough! 

 Banana Loaf with Peanut Butter -  Chocolate   Icing

Banana Loaf with Peanut Butter - Chocolate Icing