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Today, I am literally going bananas, as I try to cope with 2 kilos of varying degrees of very ripe (and black) bananas that my husband “forgot” to eat or use whilst I was away! Enter today’s recipe for Banana Bread Cake with Buttercream, which is a banana CAKE rather than a banana “BREAD”, which means it’s lighter and definitely more elegant for afternoon tea! It’s a cake of rustic elegance, with simple decoration and “naked” buttercream icing to finish it off, but, the buttery sponge base gives it a banana toffee kind of flavour, think Blue Bird toffees, and you’ll have an idea of the taste……rich and buttery but with a light texture.
I love banana bread, it’s that almost comforting taste of banana and cake in one bite that is an instant hit when eaten for elevenses or afternoon tea, and it’s a great treat to add to the school or office lunch box too. I have several recipes I make, and even a low sugar and calorie version for those not so naughty diet days, Coffee Shop Style Banana Bread. As well as all of my banana recipes, do have a look at all of the other FAB recipes my friends have shared at the end of this post too, it appears, we all love going bananas!
It’s clear that you can serve banana bread as a show stopper style cake for the afternoon tea-table, as my recipe today demonstrates; the recipes is baked in a round cake tin (instead of the usual loaf tin) and is then sandwiched and topped with a rich buttercream, resulting in an elegant but rustic cake that will please the most discerning of “afternoon tea takers”. I recently made a similar cake to take to a friend’s house for an informal dinner party dessert, and it went down so well that I only JUST managed to get a very thin slice myself. As with all banana breads, it’s nice to add the walnuts for texture and decoration, but I often add pecans too, when I have some to hand, and they work equally as well.
I hope that you enjoy my recipe for Banana Bread Cake with Buttercream today, as shared below – don’t forget that you can freeze the cake before adding the buttercream icing, if you want to make this ahead – take the cake out to defrost overnight before adding the buttercream and serving it. And, please don’t forget to take a good look at all of the other banana cake, bread and muffin recipes at the end this post too! Have a FABULOUSLY relaxing Sunday, I’ll see you next week with more new recipes and traveller’s tales, Karen
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