Friday, 16 January 2015

Recipe: Banana and Poppy Seed Frosted Cake

Ingredients - 

175g flour
2 tsps baking powder
175g brown sugar
175g butter
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbsps poppy seeds
3 eggs, beaten

200g soft cheese
2 tbsps icing sugar
Grated rind of one orange
Poppy seeds to decorate

Method -

Preheat oven to 180c.

Grease and line a 22cm sponge cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Place the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, butter, bananas, poppy seeds and eggs in a large bowl.

Beat with a wooden spoon to mix well.

Pour into the prepared tin.

Bake for around 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for 5 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the topping, mix together the cheese and icing sugar until smooth. 

Taste the mixture and add more icing sugar if needed.

Spread on top of the cake.

Decorate with the shredded orange zest and poppy seeds.

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