Banana Bread with Cocoa Frosting
I have baked this banana bread so many times, and its always a hit. We often have a couple of bananas laying around and its never a problem when they start to turn a bit brown. Its just a good excuse to bake this yummy bread. I often top it off with a layer of cocoa cream cheese frosting.
270g Cane sugar
200g peeled bananas, mashed
280g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
140g unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Mix sugar and eggs in a bowl until you have a light and airy mixture.
Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger.
Pour in the melted butter a bit at a time and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Fold in the mashed bananas and then the chopped chocolate.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for about 60 minutes. Let cool before turn it out of the tin.
Cocoa cream cheese frosting
200g icing sugar, sifted
75g unsalted butter, at room temperature
30g cocoa powder, sifted
150g cream cheese, cold
Mix icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder on medium speed for a minute.
Add the cream cheese in one go and beat until it is completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed.Continue beating for a few minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Decorate the banana bread and enjoy!