“It’s Sunday… afternoon” he said as he wandered into the kitchen.
“Yes, I know. So?”
“Well don’t you always blog a recipe on Mondays?” he asked, all casual like.
“Usually, but not always”
“So don’t you need to cook something… today… now… like a cake?”
Ahh so the truth comes out. My husband is using my blog against me in a thinly veiled attempt to get me to bake a cake for afternoon tea. And what’s worse, he got the kids to gang up on me too.
What do to in the face of such an onslaught? There is only one thing for it… I baked a cake.
- 125 gms softened butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups self raising flour
- ½ cup milk
- 2-3 brown bananas - mashed
- ⅓ cup of sugar - extra
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180 C and line and grease a large loaf pan.
- Cream the butter and both sugars until they are light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each one.
- Fold in the flour and milk alternately, then mix in the banana till just combined. You may want to add a splash more milk if your mixture is too thick.
- Combine the extra sugar and cinnamon (we added some allspice too because we love it) in a bowl.
- Put a thin layer of cake mix on the bottom of the tin and spread it out as best you can with a spatula.
- Sprinkle about half the cinnamon sugar mix on top of the cake mix - don't be afraid to use lots!
- Spread another tin layer of cake mix and sprinkl again with the cinnamon sugar.
- Then put a final layer of cake mix over the top and into the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer places in the middle comes out clean.
- If you want to ice the cake allow it to cook for as long as you can then ice it with a simple icing made from ½ tbsp of melted butter, ⅓ cup of icing sugar and enough milk to make it runny, then drizzle over the top of the cake.
This is really just a basic banana cake with an extra boost of cinnamon sugar goodness, inspired by A Whisk and a Prayer’s Cinnamon Sugar Bread. It’s quick and easy and tastes oh so good… especially with the icing drizzled all over it.
Do you have a favourite quick and easy cake that you bake when everyone gangs up on you?