Yes, another banana cake, due to yet more ripe bananas to use up, but I promise, this one is special! After all, it is covered in peanut butter frosting….
It is super easy, just the the marbled banana cake I made, and the frosting is just as easy. If you like quite a generous amount of frosting because you like frosting that much and life is short, then I would recommend you make one and a half times the amount in the recipe. The cake is easy to share due the ring shape, and it keeps well too. Enjoy 🙂
Spiced Banana Ring Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
1&1/2 cups flour
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
Scant 2/3 cups sugar
3&1/2 large bananas, mashed well
½ cup neutral oil
50g butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
3 Tbsp cream cheese, chilled
Grease a large ring pan with oil and preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and sugar well. Make a well in the middle and add the mashed bananas, eggs and oil. Mix gently until combined. Pour into the pan and bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool in the tin for at least half an hour, then tip out onto a wire rack to cool completely, right way up.
To make the frosting, beat the butter, icing sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the cream cheese by hand, so as to not over mix. Ice the cake, then store in an airtight container.