Mother's Favourite Banana Cake
For the cake:
1 cup (225g) sugar
2 large bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups (190g) SR flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp warm milk
Cream Cheese Icing:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’/icing sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add mashed bananas then flour and then soda dissolved in milk.
Bake about 30 minutes in a moderate oven.
When cool ice with a lemony icing or coffee icing with half walnuts set on top or passionfruit icing.
In a large bowl, whip the butter and cream cheese together until very smooth, with no lumps remaining. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the confectioners sugar, reserved lemon zest, and salt and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Garnish with blueberries and sliced almonds if desired.