Banana spice cake

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a nice moist, easy to make loaf, and a recipe I go back to time and time again when I have bananas too ripe to eat.


    Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
    28 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 75g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 ripe bananas, chopped
    • 100g mixed dried fruit

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.
    2. Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Sieve in the flour with the salt, spices and the bicarbonate of soda. Beat in the egg and bananas until smooth.
    4. Add the mixed fruit and stir until combined. Put into lined or greased loaf tin.
    5. Bake until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.
    6. Cool on a wire rack.


    Can be drizzled with icing sugar if desired.

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    I usually make just plain old banana cakes but thought I would give this one a try. Although I thought it sounded strange with the fruit I gave it a go the result.... amazing very moist, hard not to eat the whole cake no more plain banana cakes from now on!! I made 2 x 1lb cakes by using 185g flour, 100g demerera sugar, 50g caster sugar, 110g butter, 150g mixed fruit, 3 bananas and 2 eggs used the same amounts of ginger, mixed spice and bicarb as stated in recipe. Baked for 30mins in a pre heated fan oven at 180  -  05 Apr 2014


    A recipe similar to this won a Safeway competition a few years back. Quite rightly too. This has to be my absolute fave cake. Useful for using up those really ripe bananas. Yum.  -  17 Nov 2013


    Lovely moist cake and very easy to make. Best banana cake recipe to date. I only had small bananas, so next time I will use more, as the banana flavour wasn't very strong. I had run out of mixed spice, so used only cinnamon plus the dried ginger recommended. Will definitely be making this again!  -  13 Sep 2016