Banana Cake with Frangipan Topping

A truly delicious banana cake…..

For the Cake……sultanas, rum………..100 g sultanas or raisins
75 ml dark rum
175 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
125 g unsalted butter, softened
150 g dark muscovado or dark brown sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas

For the Frangipan
125 g ground almonds
75 g unsalted butter, softened
100 g caster sugar
1 medium egg, plus 1 egg white

Place the sultanas and rum in a small saucepan, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat, cover and leave while you prepare the cake.

Preheat oven the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/Gas 4 electric oven. Butter and line a 22 x 26 cm baking tin.

Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate and salt in a bowl. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until very well combined. Lightly beat the eggs with the vanilla extract and gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture a little at a time. Peel and mash 3 of the bananas and drain the raisins and fold both into the  butter and sugar mixture. Lastly fold in the flour.

Spread the cake mixture evenly into the prepared tin and peel and slice the last banana and scatter over the top. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the cake is just cooked and when a skewer is inserted into the centre, it comes out clean.

While the cake is baking make the frangipan. Beat the butter, caster sugar, ground almonds and eggs together well until smooth. When the cake is cooked, place a baking tray on top and invert it, then flip it so it’s right side up on the tray.

Spread the frangipan over the surface of the cake, leaving about a 1 cm gap all round the edge. (the frangipan will drizzle down the sides when it’s cooking.)

Return to the oven for about 20 minutes until lightly golden. Slide the cake onto a cooling rack and leave to cool before serving.

Nb. I’m going to make this again and make a Pecan frangipan… this space…..

This entry was posted in Elevenses, Tea, Cakes & Confectionery and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Banana Cake with Frangipan Topping

  1. Pingback: Banana Cake Saves PA Shocker | HOT MEALS NOW

  2. Pingback: Malibu Banana Cake with Peanut Frangipan – For Petra | HOT MEALS NOW

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s