Banana mayonnaise cake

    1 hour 5 min

    Don't be put off by the mayonnaise in this delicious cake. It adds to the flavour and texture. Serve for everyday enjoyment or special occasions, such as birthdays.

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    Serves: 12 

    • For the Cake
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 125ml water
    • 250g mashed bananas
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250ml mayonnaise
    • For the Icing
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 480g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 90g chopped walnuts (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Combine sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda, water, mashed bananas, salt and mayonnaise. Mix together and pour into the cake tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
    4. In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and butter together. Gradually add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Stir in nuts. Fill and ice the cake.

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    I thought this recipe was fantastic! My husband is a firm believer that you must have eggs in order for a cake to taste great. He was pleasantly surprised to make an exception with this cake. He thought it was the best banana cake he ever tasted. I made this cake several times and tinkered with it a bit. I found that the baking soda left a slight aftertaste, so I reduced the baking soda to 1 1/2 tsp., added 1/2 tsp. baking POWDER, added 1/2-3/4 tsp. cinnamon, added 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1/2 - 1 cup chopped walnuts to the batter. It came out perfect! You can also bake this in a 13 x 9 inch pan for 35-40 minutes, as cupcakes for 20-23 minutes, or as mini loaves for 30-40 minutes.  -  04 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The other day I had a few over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and went in search for an easy recipe for banana cake - this was it! Buttermilk is hard to find in England and i love that this recipe uses ingredients that i've always got in the cupboard. (I took advice from other reviews and lessened the baking soda to 1 1/2 tsp and added 1/2 tsp of baking powder). The cake was a huge hit with work colleagues!  -  16 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I can't say that I cared for this recipe...even with the changes that were suggested by other members. The cake was just just too heavy.  -  18 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)