In honor of national maple syrup day….
Ingredients: 4 bananas blended for the icing and 1-2 for the middle
3.5 cups flour sifted mixed with 1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup of white sugar mixed with 1 1/5 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 170C and grease and line two 8 inch or 20cm sandwich pans. Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly incorporate the eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Stir in the banana puree and the buttermilk. With a spatula, fold in gently the sifted flour and baking powder. Pour batter evenly into pans and bake for 25 minutes, until the tops are golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
– For the icing beat one 100 grams (1/2 cup) of butter with 100 grams (3/4 cup) of brown sugar and 100ml (1/2 cup) of maple syrup. Once smooth beat in 250 grams (1 packet or 1/2 pound) of cream cheese (or close if the packet is slightly different) until light and fluffy.