basic banana cake
125g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup ( 175g) brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups mashed banana 1 ¾ cups ( 260g) plain flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup ( 115g) golden syrup icing sugar, for dusting Preheat oven to 160C. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 8- 10 minutes or until pale and creamy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, gradually add the eggs and beat well to combine. Add the banana, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and golden syrup and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture into a 26cm x 11cm lightly greased loaf tin lined with nonstick baking paper.
Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Serves 6- 8.