One of my very favourite cakes in the world is a banana cake with cream cheese frosting. It probably helps that we always have heaps of ripe bananas in the fruit bowl (we’re a bit obsessed with bananas at our house)! Anyway, this banana cake is so simple. It takes no time at all to whip up and because it’s made from fruit it’s totally healthy (right!?). Just joking! But it is delicious, so it’s ok.
Oh and talking about delicious… that cream cheese frosting!!! I must say that by the time the frosting gets put on top of the cake, it’s seriously missing a few spoonfuls (ok a few may be an understatement). If you can restrain yourself from eating the cream cheese frosting straight from the TM bowl, then you deserve a medal. Clearly I’m not ever going to get that medal.
Luckily, you’ll end up with enough frosting to cover the entire top of the cake generously, or alternatively enough for a light covering of the top and sides. Sometimes I like to cut my banana cake in half and use half of the frosting as a middle layer – delicious!!
Thermomix Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 ripe bananas
- 150 g caster sugar
- 150 g butter , at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 240 g self raising flour
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
- 30 g milk
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 250 g cream cheese , softened
- 180 g butter , softened
- 330 g pure icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
- Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper and set aside.
- Mix the peeled bananas on Speed 5 for for 5 seconds. Set aside.
- Place the softened butter and caster sugar into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 30 seconds (scraping down the bowl partway through).
- Reduce to Speed 3 and add the eggs one at a time.
- Increase to Speed 5 for 10 seconds.
- Add the mashed bananas and the vanilla extract and mix on Speed 5 for 5 seconds.
- Add the self-raising flour, bi-carb soda and milk and mix on Speed 4 for 10 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5-10 seconds or until completely combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until golden on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- If the cake is over-browning, place foil over the top and continue to cook.
- Leave in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- When the cake has cooled completely, place the cream cheese, softened butter, pure icing sugar and vanilla extract into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 15 seconds.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on Speed 5 for a further 5-10 seconds.
- Spread the frosting over the top of the cake (or cut the cake in half and use half of the frosting for the middle and half for the top.