Banana Cranberry Cake

This is Jessie’s favourite cake!

Banana cranberry cake


125g butter
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs
3 small bananas, or 2 large bananas, mashed
½ cup cranberries
1½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup milk

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in the mashed bananas.
Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder, alternating with the milk.
Fold in the cranberries.
Pour mixture into a greased or paper lined 20 cm round cake tin.
Bake at 160º C for 1 hour or until cooked. Leave to cool, then ice.

Chocolate Icing

1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter, softened
grated zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon orange juice

Sift together icing sugar and cocoa. Add other ingredients and mix together until it is a smooth, spreadable consistency.