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Comfort Cake; Banana, coconut, cinnamon with an orange drizzle

Sadly my friends Mum is very poorly. So for the last few months I've taken to baking just for her as she always loves a nice slice of cake. 

The family had a really awful week this week, one of those weeks when you think things can't get any worse but then they do! The laws of average sometimes are a very peculiar thing. 

Anyway I wanted a cake that gave the most comfort possible, a granny cake which feels like it hugs you.
200g soft light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
280g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
140g unsalted butter,             
150g desiccated coconut
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon       

You will also need a 20x20 tin, the inside buttered and the base and ends lined with buttered baking parchment.                       

Preheat the oven to 170c/325f/Gas mark 3

Whisk the soft light brown sugar and butter together slowly add the eggs until thoroughly combined. Mix in the mashed banana coconut and cinnamon.

Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and fold in using a large metal spoon.

Spoon the batter into the prepared tin. 

Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for about 45 minutes to one hour or until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cover the cake with foil if it appears to be browning too quickly.

Mix the juice and zest of half an orange with enough icing sugar to make a thickish paste.

Drizzle over the cake and leave to set.