We made banana loaf. It's not as dense as banana bread but not as light as banana cake either. Its texture is somewhere in the middle of the two. This is a sweet loaf so we didn't embellish it with anything else. And the best thing about this recipe is that there's only 6 ingredients!
Sweet banana loaf (makes one loaf)
150 g unsalted butter
150 g raw sugar
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
150 g self-raising cake flour (see notes)
1 tsp baking powder
2 very ripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a loaf tin.
- In a small bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
- Mash bananas and set aside.
- In the mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and mix until incorporated.
- Add flour mixture and beat on low until just mixed.
- Fold in bananas with a spatula.
- Place in loaf tin and bake for 25 minutes. The centre of loaf will be 'jiggly'. Turn down the oven to 120°C (100°C fan-forced) and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Skewer should come out clean. Otherwise, leave for another 5-10 minutes to bake.
- Cool completely and slice.
- Cake flour makes bakes very soft and fluffy (soft flour). If you don't have any self-raising cake flour, you can just use plain self-raising flour but the loaf will turn out a little denser.
- I am a sucker for warm bakes so I sliced it while warm. It was a little crumbly because it was so soft but so worth it!
- The loaf is awesome on the day and becomes a little denser on the next but don't worry it will still be awesome. It should keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature.