BANANA AND LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE and a tale of 2 banana truffles.

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It was once the usual tale, 3 neglected bananas calling to me from the fruit bowl, getting browner with day-to-day.  So, with not anything upper to do than bake a cake I decided to make one that had popped up a couple of cases in numerous places on the internet simply in recent times.

 

This can be a Mary Berry recipe for a banana and lemon drizzle cake from her ebook “One Step Ahead”.

 

 

Banana and lemon are two of my favourite truffles and the combination sounded slightly intriguing.  I decided to supply it a move.  Nick is no longer taken with (dislikes intensely) banana cake alternatively loves lemon cake so I was hoping that the lemon would in all probability make the cake fit to be eaten for him.  That he would in all probability even benefit from a slice. 

 

 

I was mistaken.  It was once no longer for him, alternatively I thought it was once a gorgeous cake.  The sharpness of the lemon contrasted successfully with the beauty of the banana and the texture was once beautiful.  Certainly a keeper and one that I shall make over again.  Useful for the charity cake stalls methinks – easy and rapid to make, just a little unusual and easy to cut into sturdy slices.

 

 

Now for banana cake amount two.  Correctly number one in point of fact as I made it numerous weeks previous than the other one.

 

 

It was once early inside the lockdown and I were taking stock of what baking ingredients I had in the house.  One of the problems I was in need of was once butter, or rather, the spreadable butter that I in most cases use for truffles.  Then I remembered a recipe I had observed at the Trex internet web page proper right here.  There are slightly a couple of recipes for truffles, biscuits and buns in this internet web page and I had spotted one for a banana cake with apricots in it a while up to now.  “Why no longer?” I thought.  Years up to now I had made something referred to as a Combat Cake using lard as a substitute of butter and it was once delicious.

 

Correctly, it was once disappointing to mention the least.  It had a gorgeous texture, the cream cheese topping was once divine and the little bits of apricot in it were a nice touch.  On the other hand unfortunately it tasted of lard.  It was once no longer a strong lardy flavour (and I know that Trex simply is not lard) but it surely indubitably was once unmistakably no longer butter.  It had a slightly cloying after taste that was once somewhat unpleasant.  I’m going to in all probability make the cake over again someday using butter as a substitute because of the entire items else about it was once just right and it merits a 2nd chance.

 

Parts for the banana and lemon cake

 

175g butter, softened (I used Stork for Truffles)

175g caster sugar

3 eggs

300g self raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

zest of part a lemon

2 tblsp milk

 

For the topping

 

juice of one lemon

100g granulated sugar

 

Technique

 

Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan / gasoline mk5.  Butter a 20cm round, deep springform tin and line the ground with a circle of baking parchment.

 

Put all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and using a hand-held electric whisk, beat jointly until simple and creamy.  Pour into the tin and level the easiest.

 

Bake for 45-50 mins until evenly browned and carried out.  Cool inside the tin for a few mins then transfer to a twine rack.

 

Mix the lemon juice and sugar jointly for the topping and spoon over the cake while it’s however warmth, spreading it out to the edges.  Striking the rack over a large plate will lend a hand to catch the drips which may then be poured once more over the cake.

 

Cool totally previous than chopping.

 

Cuts into 8-10 slices.

 

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