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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

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  • shoppegirls

    Similar recipe to what I already use. Only difference is the frosting. Cream cheese frosting is the best. I made a carrot cake this week with the frosting and added walnuts. Yum.

  • Oh my! I was just talking to my hubby about needing to use up some bananas…I have to make this…after I convert the measurements. 🙂

  • Looks yummy. For someone in the US. Is caster sugar, like regular sugar or confectioner’s (10x) sugar? And bi-carb soda. Is it sodium bicarbonate a.k.a. baking soda for us? Thanks!

    • Caster sugar is super fine sugar 🙂 and yes, bicarb soda is the same as sodium bicarbonate. Happy cooking!

      • fat_mum_slim

        Thanks for helping Rebecca x

    • Oh and icing sugar is confectioners sugar. Just in case 🙂

  • Yum! I am so wishing there was a morning tea on at work right now…

  • I might have to let my bananas go black for this recipe. Sounds delicious. I have same questions as Lynnette. Thanks.

  • Josie Chow

    Ok yumm I have to figure it out in US stuff!! 🙂

    • fat_mum_slim

      Let me know if you need help! x

  • Sounds yum!! One I’m gonna have to try

  • angelika

    what can I take instead of icing sugar, we have none in germany…

    • fat_mum_slim

      Do you have confectioner’s sugar?

  • Susan C

    Just made this one since I had both some old bananas and a new silicon cake pan to test. Cake turned out ok but needed extra time, I think this was because I accidentally set my oven temp for 150 instead of 160. The batter when I liked the bowl was delicious and it smells pretty good. Can’t wait for it to cool enough to have a piece.

    This recipe goes straight to the recipe folder.

    • Susan C

      I licked the bowl but also liked the leftover batter (damn predictive text)

    • A lot of the time domestic ovens tend to run around 40’C lower than what the dial says, so maybe that’s why it needed extra time 🙂

  • TaraMacca

    Agree! Very tasty but needed extra 10 minutes. Will cook again tho! I’m not a big fan of icing, I sprinkled walnuts on top before I put it in the oven & I found that with the amount of sugar in the mixture it produced a beautifully caramelised crispy top. Was lovely mmmmmmmmm!!

  • Ruby Manchanda

    You inspired me to bake one and I tried an eggless Banana Cake. the experiment went down well with family.
    Thank you so much.

  • Bec Dorsey

    You weren’t kidding about this being a ‘must bake’ recipe! This cake is all kinds of yum. This will be one the whole family will ask for for years to come. Thanks for posting!

  • Casey

    Finally got around to making this cake yesterday and I had to come back to say.. yum! Definitely a ‘you must bake’ recipe, it was so moist and yummy. Will definatley be baking this again. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Maddi

    This is the second time I’ve made ths now and it tastes amazing! Thank you!

  • Mel

    OMG – made this today – my first ever banana cake recipe and all I can say is thank goodness I made them in muffin trays or I would have eaten THE WHOLE DAMN CAKE!! So good. Thank you so much for posting (although my butt is not agreeing – it is going to get even bigger!) x

  • Veronique

    This is the recipe from
    You really should acknowledge them.

    • MrRustic

      look out, its the recipe police.. If she has altered the recipe a little then no, it’s not the same recipe. There are so many recipe’s out there that similarities will always occur.

      The cake sounds delicious and just the recipe I was looking for to use my old banana’s. Just about to get baking. Thankyou…

  • Trish

    Best banana cake I have ever made, thank you for sharing

  • Ckr

    How high is the temperature of the oven should you set? Should the oven also be preheated at the same temperature? If so, for how long?

  • Steph86

    Really tasty. But twice now mine has sunk in the middle!! Why am I doing wrong?? HELP!!!

  • betadine

    sounds perfect…..just about to give it a go… this space in the next couple of hours for the outcome result.

  • MrRustic

    Great cake! Thanks for the recipe.. Super easy to make in a food processor and delicious to eat. Cooking time was spot on for 160c in a normal gas oven. I added a tiny bit more lemon juice in the frosting because I like a little extra tang.

    Anyone wanting a super easy tasty banana cake recipe then, look no further!

  • Chris

    My cake sank in the middle as well. What did I do wrong. Mine is an electric oven?

    • Klara Chludil

      Did unopened the oven door too early ?
      Did U preheat the oven ?
      Is your oven fan forced ? If yes than reduce the temperature by 10 degrees ?

  • Emma

    Ive been able to adapt this banana cake to paleo (Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free) and it still tastes amazing ! Try adding dried cranberries to the mix once its all blended, SO GOOD. thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

  • Deb

    ZOMG just made this with my thermomix (well, its my mums, but I reckon 5 months overseas means I get to keep it right?) and it is GOOOOOOOOD. I put it in a loaf tin instead but it was still awesome.


  • talungatales

    Philadelphia Cream Cheese has a ready made lemon frosting which can be substituted if you’re short on time. Tastes good too.

  • Eileen

    In the oven as we speak (or I type) 😉

  • Rosemary Grubb

    What did you use instead of sugar

  • Jess

    Just made this and can I say it is absolutely amazing! Thank you!

  • Jenny

    I have only baking powder no bicarb how much should I use and is this ok to replace bicarb soda with?

  • Megsielea

    Hello, was that 160 fan forced?

  • SonyaS

    The Best by far!.. I’ve made this many times, and it never lasts long in our house…
    Awesome Banana Cake recipe….