Banana Loaf with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing

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Ingredients

Banana Chips

  • 2 bananas
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • lemon juice

Cake

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 really ripe bananas, mashed
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence

Icing

  • 2 tbsps crunchy peanut butter
  • 90g of cream cheese (I used light Philadelphia)
  • 300g of icing sugar

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Loaf tin
  • Electric Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sieve

Method

  • You may want to make the banana chips the day or evening before as they do take time, or you can always buy them!
  • Preheat the oven to 120°C/ gas 2/ fan 100°C
  • Cut the bananas into about 0.3cm slices, place on baking tray, lined with parchment, drizzle with lemon juice and cinnamon. Cook for about an hour and a half until the have crisped up nicely.
  • For the cake preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas 4/ fan 160°C
  • Line your tin, if you are using a silicone one, just grease it; if you are using another kind, I would recommend putting a bit of oil/butter and coating the tin like this and then dusting it with flour, as this will give you nice clean edges.
  • Place the sugar and butter in the mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy, either by hand or with an electric whisk.
  • Add the eggs one by one, making sure they were fully incorporated each time, followed by the vanilla and the mashed bananas.
  • Finally sieve in the flour and mix.
  • Pour into your pre-lined tin and bake for about 40mins, or until, when poked with a knife and it comes out clean.
  • If the knife is not coming out clean but the top looks like it is beginning to catch, cover the cake with foil and put it back in the oven.
  • Leave the cake to cool.
  • To make the icing, simply mix all the ingredients together!
  • Once the cake is cooled smear the icing on top and decoratively place the chips on top, and voilà!

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2 thoughts on “

  1. I am intrigued by peanut butter in the cream cheese frosting and I want to try! Does it work? Love ya blog Genevieve! x (This is Anna Lawson if you didnt know btw)

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