Banana, Raisin and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 50 min

    This banana cake is incredibly moist, lightly spiced and dotted with raisins and walnuts. Serve with a simple dusting of icing sugar or top with cream cheese icing.

    55 people made this

    Makes: 1 25cm tube cake

    • 375g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 300g diced bananas
    • 250ml corn oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3 eggs
    • 150g raisins
    • 125ml water
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Sieve together the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.
    2. Add bananas, oil, vanilla, eggs, raisins, water and nuts. Stir to incorporate, then pour into a greased 25cm tube cake tin.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 1 1/2 hour or until done. Cool on wire rack before removing from the tin.

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    This is great. I used 1 c white & 1 c brown sugar as suggested by other reviewers. While eating it, I thought it might taste even better with pineapple. My second try I used 2 bananas & 1 cup pineapple. I also used the pineapple juice from the can instead of the water. My family usually calls me Deborah, referring to Raymond's wife who can't cook on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. Everybody loved this. My sister-in-law asked for the recipe. When she made it she omitted the salt & 1/2 the oil & it was still very good. The best.  -  05 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this cake for my daughter's 1st birthday, since she is a big fan of raisins. It was delicious! I did follow the other reviewer's advice and only baked it for an hour - that was sufficient.  -  23 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    DELISH ! As Rachel Ray would say ! NO words describe it better than this. I use vegetable oil because that's all I have in the house at the moment. I didn't have any ground cinnamom. I only have cinnamon powder so I use 1 1/2 tsps and I also had to bake for 1hr mo minutes, 40 minutes wasn't enough. But I am in a very humid climate. So Maybe that why. I would defintely make this one again.  -  16 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)