We used our favourite Matthews Cotswold Flour to make our Banana Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. Living in Oxfordshire and having Matthews Cotswold Flours on the doorstep is such a privilege. We use their entire range of flours as much as possible. #ShopLocal has never been more important.
We love this recipe for its abundance. It makes 24 cupcakes! Here we dotted the top with walnuts and used them to raise funds for our favourite charity – the QEHB Charity Liver Foundation Appeal. The NHS is a special gift but can only do so much and this charity works to pick up the cost of “extras” for the hospital and patients.
Afternoon Tea Ideas
Banana Cake is an Afternoon Tea Treat. It is very different than the classic Victoria sponge but still light and fruity. Cut into “finger slices” it is just enough of a small treat to go with a cuppa. If you are looking for more afternoon tea ideas, try our Cornmeal Scones with Cinnamon Honey Butter as a Texas Twist on afternoon tea.
Matthews Cotswold Flour
We can’t get enough of Matthews Cotswold Flour. Luckily, we live close to their mill and we pop down every so often. On our last visit, we picked up a bag of sponge flour. This isn’t the same as self-rising flour – it is a heat-treated plain flour. Both in Banana Cake and also in our Apple Donuts, we found this flour to give a dense texture which we preferred in these recipes.
Makes 24 cupcakes or a mix of traybake and cupcakes. We made a 9×9 square cake for a party and then 6 cupcakes. The frosting is enough to do a two layer, 9 inch round layer cake – filling and sides.