This Brilliant Banana Loaf is an absolute favourite.
140g/5oz butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
140g/5oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
140g/5oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
50g/2oz icing sugar
handful dried banana chips, to decorate
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.
Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with banana chips.
Per Slice (10)
268 kcals, protein 3g, carbs 34g, fat 13g, sat fat 8g, fibre 1g, sugar 24g, salt 0.5g