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Banana cake with whiskey cream cheese icing

One of my favourite cakes is a moist banana cake or loaf, I’ve always just eaten it spread with butter, but since discovering this whiskey cream cheese icing, i’m addicted.

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Ingredients

180g butter

250ml raw unrefined brown sugar

5 bananas, mashed

3 eggs

5ml vanilla extract

600ml stoneground cake flour

7ml baking powder

3ml salt

100ml buttermilk

5ml bicarbonate of soda

100g pecan nuts, chopped

Icing

125g butter

150g icing sugar

150g thick cream cheese

30-45ml whiskey

Method

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the bananas and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.Beat in the vanilla. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt . Mix together the buttermilk and bicarbonate of soda. Add the flour to the creamed mixture then add in the buttermilk. Blend well. Add the nuts and mix to combine. Spoon the mixture either into a large loaf tin or a 22cm ring tin which has been well greased. Bake at 170C for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.

Icing:

Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the cream cheese, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in the whiskey to taste. Spread over the cake and sprinkle with extra chopped nuts and a few chopped cranberries.

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