I have looked high and low for a moist banana bread/cake recipe for years. I have tried a few which always promise to be moist but the results are varied. In fact, I still have those recipes, there is the Simple Banana Bread, the Banana Loaf, the Banana Cake and the aptly titled Moist Banana Cake. Eventually, I will link to these recipes when I post them. I stumbled upon this recipe whilst on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. I could not give up my quest to find a moist banana bread, I thought. This recipe does deliver, this is the best moist banana bread that I have made to date. Does it mean that the search is over? Never, enjoy!

Ingredients

Banana Bread

3/4 cup butter softened

1 1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 cups very ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs

2 cups plain white flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

Cream Cheese Frosting

125g cream cheese at room temperature

50g unsalted butter at room temperature

230g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar

1 1/2 tsp buttermilk

Method

Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 160-celsius fan forced

Cream butter and sugar

Add mashed bananas and mix

Add the eggs to this mixture

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl

Add this mixture to the wet mixture and stir

Prepare 2 loaf tins (grease, and line with baking paper)

Pour the mixture into both pans

Bake at 160-celsius for 40-45 minutes and test with a skewer.

Let cool in the pans for approximately 15 mins and turn out on a cake rack to finish cooling

Ice when cool with the Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Using an electric beater, combine cream cheese and butter in a bowl until well combined. Add icing sugar and beat again. Finally, add the buttermilk and beat until the mixture is pale and creamy.

Hints

This cake can be frozen for up to 3 months

Slice and wrap individually to freeze and thaw quicker

Add half a cup of broken walnuts or fruit

Can be made as muffins

Source

Thank you to “The Wonderfully Ordinary Life of Mrs. H and Her Family” blog, which is where I obtained this recipe. The link is below.

The Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is reprinted from taste.com.au

Supplied by Michelle Southan & Gemma Purcell for Australian Good Taste and can be found here

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