Easy banana cake


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About this recipe: The easiest banana cake to make, just right for using up those very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl! I make this one in a loaf tin then you can cut slices and butter them for an after school treat.

xuthus1972 Somerset, England, UK

Serves: 10 

  • 125g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 190g self raising flour
  • 60ml milk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well.
  3. Add the egg, mix well.
  4. Stir in the flour and the milk.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin, sprinkle with a tablespoon of demerara sugar to give a crunch topping if liked.
  6. Bake at 170 C / Fan 150 C / Gas 3 for 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool and enjoy!

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Followed recipe to the letter cooked in oven for a bit longer as skewer showing mixture on it, when I took it out it immediately sunk and is very gooey inside, what have I does wrong??? - 20 Mar 2013


I'm not a great cook but this recipe is so easy and the cake is just gorgeous! All my family beg me to make it at least twice a week! I have a fan oven and found that cooking it for 45 mins at 150 is just perfect. Thank you - 18 Sep 2012


Almost forgot .. If you have a fan assisted oven, I agree baking it for 35 mins at 170 was just perfect! Thanks for that tip - 25 Jul 2012

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