Cherry banana loaf cake

    1 hour 25 min

    A fruity loaf cake to enjoy with a cuppa anytime. Make one loaf to enjoy now, and freeze the other for later!


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
    33 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 110g (4 oz) butter or margarine
    • 170g (6 oz) soft brown sugar
    • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour, sieved
    • 110g (4 oz) sultanas
    • 55g (2 oz) glace cherries
    • 25g (1 oz) walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and line two 450g (1 lb) loaf tins.
    2. Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the mashed bananas and gradually add the eggs. Fold in the flour, sultanas, glace cherries and walnuts. Divide between prepared loaf tins.
    3. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, 75 to 90 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


    For a pure cherry loaf, omit the sultanas and add an extra 50 to 70g of glace cherries.

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    This was fabulous and a great way to use our over-ripe bananas. In Fact I now buy bananas with a view to them not getting eaten so I can bake this again! We aren't keen on sultanas so I substituted the same quantity of dried mixed fruit which worked beautifully. And the one I had frozen tasted just as good when defrosted.  -  17 Aug 2016


    an easy and tasty loaf cake. I added a little extra walnuts & cherries than recipe suggested as I like my fruit, plus added a sprinkling of ground ginger and cinnamon to add some depth of flavour. Tip: roll your chopped glace cherries in flour so they don't stick to each other and are evenly distributed, before adding them to the mix  -  17 Feb 2018


    I baked this cake in a 2 Lb tin giving it an extra 5 minutes cooking time. It is very sweet and needs more cherries but the recipe can be adjusted to suit my taste. Overall very nice and I will make again.  -  05 Mar 2017