What’s Cooking?…Banana Coffee Cake

I like Banana Cake but… sometimes, it’s nice to have a banana cake with a bit more of a kick!

This cake is made with brown sugar and wholemeal flour.  It is not overly sweet.

Ingredients

125g butter
1 cup soft brown sugar
3 large free range eggs
3 ripe bananas mashed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
(or one shot of espresso)
1/4 cup milk
1 level teaspoon bi carb soda
1 3/4 cups Wholemeal SR flour
Method
Set oven to 180 degrees Celsius.   Line a 25cm round cake tin.
Beat butter and brown sugar until soft and pale.
imageAdd eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
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Add the remainder ingredients and beat well until combined. image
Turn mixture into cake tin.
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Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cake is golden and coming away from the sides of the tin.  Allow to cool a little before removing from the tin.
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Ice with coffee glaze icing if desired.
For the coffee glaze icing mix together, 1 cup sifted icing sugar, 1 tablepoon coffee mixed with 2 tablespoons boiling water and 1 tablespoon melted butter.   Spread gently over the cake while still warm.
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