onsdag den 20. oktober 2010

Banana cake for the potato holidays.

This week all children in Denmark are home from school because of the potato holidays.

In ancient times the kids had to help at home harvesting the potatoes. Nowadays I think most of them use the extra time in front of the computer or TV.

Anyway, Mathilde and I made a comforting banana cake with butterscotch icing – a recipe I have from my mom.

It is easy to make and very good for kids of all ages:)

Banana cake with butterscotch icing

150 g butter (2/3 cup)
150 g sugar (3/4 cup)
2 eggs
3-4 ripe bananas
1 dl milk (6 TBSP)
275 g flour (2 cups)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla powder

75 g butter (1/3 cup)
50 g brown sugar (4 TBSP)
11/2 TBSP milk
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
100 g powdered sugar (3/4 cup)

Beat butter and sugar creamy and add the eggs one at a time.
Mash the bananas and add the milk.
Sift all dry ingredients and stir them into the batter together with the mashed bananas.
Fill the batter in a prepared cake pan (22 cm/9 inch).
Bake the cake in the middle of the oven at 180 degrees C/375 degrees F for 45-60 minutes.
Insert a skewer into the baked cake and make sure it comes out clean and dry.
Let the cake sit in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing the pan. Let the cake cool on a rack.

For the icing; Bring butter, brown sugar and milk to a boil and remove it from the heat. Stir in sifted vanilla and powdered sugar until it becomes thick and smooth. Spread the icing on the cooled cake.
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