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May 21st, 2013

Banana Cake With Lemon Frosting.

Banana Cake With Lemon Frosting.

I feel so guilty about over-ripe bananas sitting in my fruit bowl that I end up making many, many loaves of banana bread.

In the spirit of switching things up (I’m devoting June to this) I poured this week’s banana guilt into a cake.

I always forget how great a good banana cake is. This one is simple to make, high on taste – it didn’t last the day at my house.

Let me know how you go.



115 g butter
1¼ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1½ cups self-­raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup mashed banana


Pre­heat oven to 180°C and line a round cake tin.

Cream butter with brown sugar for about ten minutes and then add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.

Sift flour and baking soda into mixture and combine. Next add sour cream, milk and mashed banana and stir until combined.

Bake for about 50 minutes until skewer comes out clean.

Spread the frosting (recipe below) over the cooled cake and sprinkle with the coconut to serve.

The Frosting.

200g cream cheese, at room temperature, chopped
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
125g (¾ cup) pure icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese and lemon rind in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar and beat until well combined. Stir in the lemon juice.

**I made my lemon cream cheese icing from scratch but I’ve since discovered Philadelphia‘s new lemon cream cheese frosting version. Feel free to use that instead.

  • Janet

    Thank you for the new recipe, sounds yum. I too make a banana bread approx. every 10 days!

  • Kate O

    mouth.watering. I’m going to swap the brown sugar for honey and the sour cream for natural yoghurt that way I can tell myself it’s practically a health food!

  • Stefanie

    Must make this! Thanks for posting recipe, looks delicious.

  • Sally

    Lots of banana bread gets made at ours, once the manky browns make an appearance. Eating a slice now, to which I added a shrivelled up passion fruit.

  • pascale

    Made this during the week for a kindergarten bake-sale, then my daughter got sick so we stayed at home instead (secretly thrilled as it meant we could keep the cake!). It was so easy and a sure-fire winner. I am domestically challenged when it comes to baking so I was very chuffed I could pull this off.

  • Yum

    I made this on the weekend, DELICiOUS! Love, love the recipes that you post

  • KillerChic

    Another absolutely fabulous recipe. Though I had so many bananas I made both this & banana bread today xx

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