Baking - Cakes

Mini Brown Butter Banana Cakes

April 27, 2017

I’m headed to my best friend’s wedding! Ugh, I’ve been waiting about 15 years to say that! My friend since year 8 math class is walking down the aisle to marry the sweetest guy in Byron Bay on Saturday. Bring on the pizza truck!

Obviously, I am so excited to get there. Mainly because I am having obsessive thoughts about branding the drinking coconuts with a personalised stamp that Bek got made for the occasion. I know, I am weird. But I cannot. Stop. Thinking. About. It. 

There’s going to be so much food and dancing and of course, cake! That honour has been afforded to me. This will be my FIRST wedding cake and there has been some serious testing going on at my house. The first couple were very dry and ended up being covered in a serious amount of sprinkles and passed onto a friend. 

Eventually came the cake you see here. Not to dry, moist, but not too dense, brown butter banana cake. It’s going to be in proper wedding cake form on the day, but I jazzed them up for a little sample for Bek and Nic last week. I cut the cake into rounds with a pastry cutter, topped them with some buttercream and my salted caramel then sprinkled some chocolate sprinkles for funsies. Enjoy friends!


Brown Butter Banana Cake
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  1. 125g unsalted butter
  2. 4 large eggs
  3. 300g mashed banana (about 3 large bananas)
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 110g brown sugar
  6. 110g caster sugar
  7. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 225g self raising flour
  1. Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line an 8 inch (20cm) tin.
  2. Place the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat and melt until foaming and the white milk solids turn brown. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, Beat the eggs with the bananas, butter and vanilla.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars and salt.
  5. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool.
  7. Cut the cakes into rounds using a pastry cutter, top with buttercream and salted caramel.
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5 thoughts on “Mini Brown Butter Banana Cakes

  1. merilyn

    they look so cute erin! I feel like one of these right now!
    I always get a little sweet tooth after dinner!!!
    enjoy the wedding hun!
    much love m:)X

  2. Ruby & Cake

    How exciting! I hope you take lots of photos of the cake you are making! What a fabulous honor to make someones wedding cake. I am sure you will do a beautiful job Erin. Also I want to smash about fifty of these delicious things in and around my face please x

  3. Erika

    Okay a not too dense banana cake is literally what I’ve been searching for for AGES. Like, I don’t want to eat a banana bread cake okay? I mean I do but not always. These are soooOoOoOo cute, you better be sharing a pic of the final product!!!! (Also Byron Bay wedding *crying* that’s gonna be beyond gorgeous)


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