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The banana cake you REALLY need to make.

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The banana cake you REALLY need to make

I didn’t plan on blogging this recipe. I just had spare bananas and wanted to use them up. So I made a cake. Fruit up here is cheap. Cheaper than chips.

This banana cake will make you all kinds of happy.

Why do you really need to make it? It’s moist, has a beautiful texture {I think it’s because of the processing}, is light and it’s the best I’ve ever tasted. Even better than my favourite Simonne Logue banana cake. That’s saying something.


125g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1 very full cup of very ripe, mashed banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda


♥ Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Grease the side and base of a 20cm round tin. Dust with flour.
♥ If you own a food processor, you can prepare the cake in that. If you don’t, like me, prepare it in a bowl and blend with a stick blender.
♥ In a bowl {or food processor} place the butter, sugar, banana, eggs and vanilla. Blend/process for 2 minutes. Add milk and lemon, and blend until combined.
♥ Add flour and bicarb soda. Blend/process until just combined.
♥ Pour batter into tin. Place into oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Cream cheese frosting

90g cream cheese, at room temperature
45g butter, softened
1 2/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

♥ Beat cream cheese and butter until combined and creamy. Add in icing sugar and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Spread over cake and enjoy!

This banana cake recipe was found on Exclusively Food, and tweaked a little. x