Best Banana Cake

    40 min

    This cake is incredibly moist and banara-ry. You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes. Top with cream cheese icing for the extra-special treat.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 175g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 160ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 250g mashed bananas
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
    2. In another bowl, sieve together flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Add milk, lemon juice and bananas to the batter. Beat together well.
    3. Line two 23cm round cake tins or one 20x30cm tin with greaseproof paper; the tins can be greased and floured instead, if desired. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 17 to 20 minutes for the layered cakes or for 25 to 40 minutes for the tray.

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    Was delighted with this recipe, very moist and moreish. Lovely!  -  01 Dec 2014


    Really moist and not too sweet and sickly. Lovely  -  09 Dec 2014


    This was an amazingly moist cake. For sour milk I used an old family method: 2 tbsp vinegar and enough milk to make 1 cup (I only used 3/4 C like the recipe calls though). I frosted it with a little homemade chocolate icing and sprinkled it with chopped walnuts. This cake was a real nice treat and great to take to work if made in a 13x9 size.  -  02 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)