Julia's easy and quick banana cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This is an extremely easy banana cake recipe. I always use a flat rectangular baking tray for this banana cake so it bakes through, but I bet you can use the loaf tin too and it would come out beautifully. This banana cake serves a legion of hungry flatmates and co-workers for 2 days but then you'll have to bake a new one.


    Buskerud, Norway
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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 bananas
    • 300g (11 oz) caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) sunflower oil
    • 425g (15 oz) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 150g (5 oz) walnuts
    • 100g (4 oz) raisins

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Mash the bananas until they are smooth - you can use a blender or potato masher.
    3. Add all other ingredients, one by one, stirring with each addition. There is no difference in what order you put them in except it's easier if the raisins and walnuts don't go in until the very end.
    4. Lightly grease your baking tin and pour the cake mixture in. Bake in preheated oven for one hour. Enjoy!

    Editor's Note:

    This recipe was edited by Allrecipes.co.uk staff to reflect measures and ingredients that are familiar to UK and Irish home cooks.

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    The photo looks like it has a frosting. Any recommendations on what sort of frosting would work well with this?  -  17 Dec 2012


    any substitute for sunflower oil?  -  18 Nov 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. I used half wholemeal half plain flour and dark brown sugar plus a very good slug of dark rum (and extra narnars because I has loads) yum!  -  01 Aug 2010