Banana Loaf Cake with a Honey and Cinnamon Glaze
There is nothing else to do with an over ripe banana than make a cake! Banana loaf cakes are so easy to make as you just throw everything in the bowl and mix- how hard is that?!
This is a very simple cake, the trickiest bit is lining the loaf tin, and thats worth the effort! I made this today and it’s so yummy, i’m sure you will really enjoy it, i used 3 banana’s but i’m sure using 2 would be fine also. The glaze is also just an added extra, you don’t have to add it but if you want to you just need some squeezy honey and ground cinnamon.
Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper and heat the oven to gas mark 4/180 C
In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and using an electric mixer (or wooden spoon if you want to work those biceps) until the mixture has all come together and looks nice and light.
Pour all the mixture into the lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour, or until a knife/skewer comes out of the centre clean.
Top Tip: Although the cake is baking on a low temperature in the oven, it is over a long period of time so the top could catch. Maybe move your oven shelf down 1 from where you normally have it, the cake does have a nice rise to it in the oven.
Take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cook for at least 5 minutes in the tin, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
When the cake is cool enough to touch, mix together 2 tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, using a brush rub the glaze all over the top of the cake. It makes it sticky and glossy. YUM
I hope you enjoy!
Inspiration for this cake from the fantastic Mary Berry!