Homestyle banana cake

    50 min

    This recipe never fails! So good to eat with some butter while still warm . . . add raisins if you feel fruity!


    Sofala, Mozambique
    52 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 115g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 190g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2-3 bananas
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a loaf tin.
    2. Cream together butter and both sugars. Throw in eggs and mix throughly until mixture is homogeneous.
    3. Sift together all dry ingredients and set aside.
    4. In another bowl, mash the bananas with vanilla and milk.
    5. Mix the banana and egg mixtures together. Slowly stir in dry ingredients, then walnuts. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until a dry toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Easy to make, tasted good. However needed to cook it 15 minutes longer .... Worth the wait!  -  24 Jun 2013


    This recipe made for a perfect cake. I have made several banana cake recipes before but this is just right. I loved the depth of flavour that the brown sugar added and it was perfectly moist. Great recipe. But did find that it needed a lot longer to bake  -  14 Jun 2013


    A tablespoon of golden syrup added to the mixture makes a delicious difference!  -  13 Jun 2013