How to make banana cake in a slow cooker

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Slow cookers have become indispensable in the kitchen, allowing you to come home after a busy day to a heavenly aroma and perfectly cooked meal. In the video below, slow cookers show their sweeter side, proving to be more versatile than you might have previously thought.

Chrissie — a self-described “slightly older mum of one who drinks far too much red wine [and] is obsessed with slow cooking” — is the brains behind the blog Mediocre Mum. In this video for the Netmums YouTube channel, she demonstrates how to make moist and delicious banana cake in her slow cooker. The process is fairly simple, yet yields what looks like one of the best slow-cooker recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are the ingredients Chrissie lists in the video:

The recipe reads:
1 3/4 cups plain flour (430 ml)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup butter or margarine (80 ml)
2/3 cup sugar (160 ml)
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp dark corn syrup (or golden syrup for a thrifty alternative)
3 ripe bananas, well mashed

It’s worth noting that Chrissie does not include the recipe or instructions for her frosting, but that allows you to exercise your creativity. The frosting in the video appears to be cream cheese frosting, but it’s possible to substitute chocolate, Nutella or Speculoos frosting, or even forgo the frosting altogether and serve this baked delight as banana bread. You can also include chopped nuts of your choice — such as walnuts or almonds — in the batter, or garnish with nuts as a nice finishing touch. Another option is to add a tiny bit of vanilla extract or a dash of cinnamon to the batter.

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