SPEEDY BANANA CAKE OR CUPCAKES
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup castor sugar
2 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1 cup sunflower or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
1 tbsp boiling water
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 160°C, conventional bake.
For cupcakes set 24 medium size cupcake cases in muffin trays, or if making a cake grease and line with baking paper a 22cm round cake tin.
In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and castor sugar, mix to combine.
To speed things up take a blender (or food processor) add the bananas, eggs, vanilla extract and oil then blend briefly to combine.
Take the banana mixture and add to the dry ingredients, mix to combine to a smooth batter.
3/4 fill cupcake cases, or pour into the cake tin.
Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or 1 hour for the cake.
When the cupcakes, or cake are cool pipe or spread over the lemon frosting.
Whip all ingredients together until light and creamy.