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14th November 2019

Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

The Banana Cake with Caramel Icing is quick and easy to make and great to serve as a desert or at tea time. The kids especially will love the cake. It is also a nice way to make use of those over ripe bananas. If you intend to serve it as a dessert, you could serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Serves: 8 Persons or More

Prep. Time: 30 Mins.

Baking Time: 50 to 55 Mins.

Ingredients:

[Standard Measure – 1 cup = 250 ml]

Imp.: All ingredients should be at room temperature.

  • For the Cake:
    • Maida [APF] – 1 ½ cup
    • Butter (salted) – 125 gms
    • Demerara Sugar – ¾ cup
    • Baking Powder – 1 ¼ tsp.
    • Soda-bi-carb – 1 tsp.
    • Curds (whisked) – ¾ cup
    • Bananas (overripe, Robusta) – 2 medium (1 cup pulp)
    • Eggs – 2
  • For the Caramel Icing:
    • Butter (salted) – 60 gms.
    • Demerara Sugar – ½ cup
    • Milk – 2 tbsp.
    • Icing Sugar (sieved) – 1 cup

Making the Cake:

Step 1:     Sift the maida along with the baking powder and soda-bi-carb and keep aside. Mash the bananas well and keep aside. Start your oven to pre-heat to 160°c for 15 minutes.

Step 2:     Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy using an electric beater / stand mixer. Then add the eggs one at time and beat till well blended.

Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Step 3:     Now add the mashed banana and mix well. Add half of the flour-mix and half of the curds and mix lightly using a rubber / silicon spatula. Do this for the remaining half of flour and curds. Remember to mix lightly.

Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Step 4:     Pour the batter in a 7 inch diameter baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake at 160°c for 50 to 55 minutes. Check if done with a toothpick. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before icing.

Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Making the Icing:

Step 5:     Take the butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and mix well. Place the pan on medium heat and stir continuously till the sugar and butter melt and you get a sauce.

Step 6:     Bring the sauce to a boil and take off the heat. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the icing sugar and mix well with a wire whisk.

Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing
Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

Ice your cake with the caramel icing and add decorative elements if needed.

Making of Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

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