Simple banana cake

    1 hour

    This cake is moist, fruity and delicious. For maximum flavour, use the ripest bananas. For a more indulgent treat, ice with cream cheese icing.

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    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 eggs
    • 185g self-raising flour, sifted
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in banana and vanilla extract.
    3. Mix together bicarbonate of soda with milk, stir into the batter. Then fold in flour until well incorporated.
    4. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until cake springs back in the middle. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Once out of the oven, I used a skewer and popped holes through the top (about 20) then while warm i drizzled golden syrup thru then served warm with cream OMG!  -  27 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Something else. I added 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon, (maybe a little bit extra) and it give it abit more taste, just like Nan used to make, yummo, next time am going to add Walnuts too.  -  03 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Moist and tasty! This has been the best banana cake recipe I have found online. I made this recipe as muffins, added chopped walnuts and cooked them for 17 minutes. Completely moreish!!!  -  14 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)