Banana Cake

Banana Cake

A delicious cake and a great way to use any ripe bananas that might otherwise be wasted. Banana is also one of your five a day essentials, so it’s a great excuse for making a cake and eating it.

Banana Cake

A moist, tasty treat

  • 2lb Loaf Tin
  • 140 g Butter
  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs (Beaten)
  • 140 g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 ripe Bananas (Mashed)
  • 50 g Icing Sugar
  1. Heat oven 180C or gas mark 4

  2. Butter the 2lb loaf tin and line with baking parchment

  3. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add 2 beaten large eggs with a little of the 140g flour. 

  4. Fold in the remaining flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 mashed bananas.

  5. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.

  7. Mix 50g icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. 

  8. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake.


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  • rugby843
    December 5, 2019

    I have an old Vermont recipe book that has banana bread, family fave.

    3 mashed ripe bananas
    2 cups flour
    1 small cup of sugar
    1 stick butter, (8 tablespoons) softened
    1 egg
    I teaspoon baking soda

    Beat egg, add sugar, then butter, mix the rest all together, add nuts if you like, put in loaf pan, bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

    • admin
      December 5, 2019

      Thank you, Rugby, I shall try this one next time. 🙂

  • susiesopinions
    December 5, 2019

    Sounds my kind of cake.

    • admin
      December 5, 2019

      Thanks, Susie. 😉

  • Bryntin
    December 5, 2019

    Mrs Bryntin is often assailed with two or three overripe bananas by myself, with the reasoning that they can probably only be used for a cake now. This is because I hid them when she originally brought the shopping home, so that I could make sure they only get ‘found’ when they’re ready.

    • admin
      December 5, 2019

      Lol, that’s brilliant!!! Thank you 🙂

  • jimflanigan
    December 5, 2019

    Mixing Metric & Imperial units of measure in one recipe makes me dizzy, or dizzier than usual. BTW, I love banana bread.

    • admin
      December 5, 2019

      I didn’t realise I had, I will check and amend. Thank you, Jim.

  • The Hinoeuma
    December 6, 2019

    ???? Yum!

    • admin
      December 6, 2019

      Thank you and yes it is very yummy

  • Themysticwriter
    December 6, 2019


    • admin
      December 6, 2019

      Yes and thank you. ????

  • charlypriest
    January 25, 2020

    I´m not the greatest cook but I have to try this one, for my mother actually.

    • admin
      January 25, 2020

      It’s really very nice, thank you.

  • davidmoncada77
    May 2, 2023


  • Kindness
    August 31, 2023

    Good morning all from Australia today. 🇦🇺 the land of free. Its wonderful being alive . I wish 🤞 everyone a Happy birthday today. Banana cake is delicious 😋

    • Trev
      September 6, 2023

      Thank you 😊