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Banana Slice Recipe with Dates and Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Slice Recipe with Dates and Cream Cheese Frosting - a rich and moist banana slice with fluffy cream cheese icing.
Course Sweet Treat
Cuisine Modern Australian
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 477kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required

Ingredients

  • 160 g plain/all purpose flour 1¼ cups
  • 1 large banana approx 150g (over-ripe is best) well mashed
  • 115 g salted butter melted
  • 165 g light brown sugar ¾ cup firmly packed
  • 140 g dates 1 cup roughly chopped
  • 1 egg
  • tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 250 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 115 g salted butter room temperature
  • 360 g icing/confectioners sugar 3 cups
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 170c (340f).
  • Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm (8" x 8") tin and set aside.
  • Mix together melted butter (115g) and brown sugar (165g/¾ cup - firmly packed).
  • Add mashed banana (1 large, approx 150g), dates (140g/1 cup - roughly chopped), egg (1), and vanilla (1½ tsp) and mix to combine.
  • Add in plain flour (160g/1¼ cups) and mix just enough to combine.
  • Pour batter into greased and lined tin and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until slice is slightly browned at the edges and a skewer comes out cleanly.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a bowl combine room temperature butter (115g), cream cheese (250g), and vanilla (½ tsp) and mix with a handheld mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add icing sugar (360g/3 cups) and mix until combined and spread on top of cooled base.

Notes

  • You really need soft ripe bananas (even over-ripe) for this recipe - when they are mashed you are looking for an almost liquid (thick liquid!) consistency not just small chunks of banana. This is because the banana itself provides moisture to the base.
  • Don't overmix the addition of the flour - just mix enough so there are no streaks of flour in the mix.
  • I have used dried dates in my recipe, but you could use fresh dates instead if you have them.
  • The cream cheese frosting is quite soft. If you would like it a bit thicker then just add more icing sugar.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal