Banana and pecan layer cake

    Banana and pecan layer cake

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    About this recipe: This wonderful cake can be enjoyed for afternoon tea or special occasions, such as birthdays. Two layers of banana cake are filled and topped with buttercream icing.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • For the Cake
    • 2 eggs, separated
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 110g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 120g chopped pecans
    • For the Icing
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
    • To Decorate
    • pecan halves (optional)

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Stir together the bicarbonate of soda and buttermilk. Cream 110g butter with the caster sugar. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, beating well. Add flour alternately with the mashed bananas. Stir in the buttermilk mixture.
    3. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir the pecans into the cake batter then fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 25 minutes or until cakes test done. Let cakes cool in tins.
    5. Meanwhile, cream 50g butter with the icing sugar. Stir in the whipping cream until well blended. Spread over cooled cake layers. Top with pecan halves if desired.

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