Banana Pecan Cake

Episode 23 - Banana Pecan Cake

Ingredients:

  • 125g Butter (chopped)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1¼ cups mashed Banana
  • 1½ cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped Pecan Nuts
  • Shredded Lemon Rind to decorate Icing
  • 75g packaged Cream Cheese
  • 75g Butter, chopped
  • ? cup Icing Sugar mixture
  • ½ teaspoon grated Lemon Rind

Method:

  1. Grease a 14cm x 21cm loaf pan; line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edge of pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in banana, then sifted flour and soda, milk and nuts. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Cook in a moderate oven, 180°C, for about 1 hour, or until cooked when tested. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Icing. Beat cream cheese and butter in small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and rind; beat until smooth.
  6. Spread icing over top of cake; decorate with shredded lemon rind.