Tom's Banana and Walnut Cake

    1 hour

    This is an old recipe of mine that I've been making for years. It calls for walnuts but you could use other nuts such as almonds or hazelnuts, if you prefer. Tastes good on it's own or with lemon-cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 110g unsalted butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour one 9 x 17.5cm cake tin.
    2. Cream together the butter or margarine and the sugar.
    3. Add eggs, bananas, flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nuts and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly and pour mixture into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and then top with a cream cheese icing, if desired.

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    I have baked this cake a few times now as it is an all time favourite. I put the mixture into a Tray Bake Tin and find it bakes a lot quicker and is easier to cut into slices for coffee morning etc.  -  18 Oct 2013


    Made this with two overripe bananas I had not eaten. Cut down on the sugar to 125 grams and 200 grams of flour. Divided it in half before adding the bananas as my wife is allergic to them, so made hers with the walnuts only. Taste was very good especially with the walnuts added to the bananas. Had friends around next day who really enjoyed it. Might try it with cream cheese/marscapone mix on top next time. Well done Tom.  -  10 May 2018


    The recipe says 9*17.5cm tin, the closest I have is a a small loaf tin. Having used it I found the baking took longer. I think this recipe needs a 9 inch cake tin  -  11 Dec 2017