Banana and Poppy Seed Loaf with a Zesty Cream Cheese topping
A really lovely loaf cake, from the WI. So moist and utterly delicious, especially the topping. Make sure your bananas are really over ripe. The easiest all in one ever!
You will need a 2 lb loaf tin, buttered and lined with some parchment. Hang it over the sides and it will help you lift the cake out. Pre heat your fan oven to 160C
6 oz SR Flour
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoonful baking powder
2 tablespoonfuls poppy seeds
6 oz soft light brown sugar
3 beaten eggs
6 oz butter
This is so easy! In a large bowl, tip everything in and beat well. Pour into your prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour. Leave in the tin for a few minutes then cool on a rack.
6-7 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoonfuls icing sugar
zest of an orange
Mix the above together in a small bowl, then when the cake is cold, spread over the top, sprinkling over some more poppy seeds and a little more shredded zest.
Just delicious. But then you knew that, didn’t you!