Best banana cake - ever!
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Best banana cake - ever!

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Serves 10

don't throw those sad looking banana's away! use them to make this delicious sweet, sticky, moist and very easy to make cake

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  • 2-3 over ripe bananas
  • 150 grams golden caster sugar
  • 225 grams self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 110 ml sunflower oil


    1. preheat oven to 170C
    2. mash bananas and combine with the sugar
    3. add the other ingredients and mix well or even easier place everthing in a food processor and whizz until mixed well.
    4. pour into tin lined with baking parchment, ( I use a loaf tin)
    5. bake for approx 45 mins until firm to the touch
    6. cool in the tin for approx 10 mins before transfering to cooling tray

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10th Jan, 2020
This cake is so delicious I made it with my girls 1 & 5 and were just about to make another batch, I used light brown sugar and added some cinnamon absolutely amazing! Never been so happy to have over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl. Wish I could upload a picture.
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Victoria Norman
19th Dec, 2019
Wow wow what any easy, fail proof recipe. I made the BEST banana bread ever with this method. Can also sub the sunflower oil for coconut oil :)
7th Oct, 2019
This banana cake/loaf recipe really is the best. It's the easiest recipe I have ever made and tastes amazing. I have made this about 6 times now and I have one in the oven as I type. My friends all ask me to bake this so that I will share it with them, which I do, of course. In my large group of friends, I'm the only male who loves baking. They (the males) seem to think that baking is "a thing that only women do". Yes, they're - loveable - prehistoric idiots but always the first in the queue when it comes to sampling the fruits of my labour. This recipe stands well as it is but adding some juicy raisins to the equation does give it that extra bit of loveliness :)
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Danielle Fitzgerald
13th Jul, 2019
I added 2 bananas and a small punnet of strawberrys and used the same amount melted butter instead of oil. I also didnt use baking powder and it was beautiful !
30th Jul, 2018
I’ve never been compelled to comment before but I have to as this really is the best Banana bread! I sort of made this by accident as I didn’t have any butter. Happy moment of fate!
9th Jan, 2018
So nice and simple. I used two eggs and light brown muscovado sugar, I also added wlanuts and raisins. Delicious.
18th Dec, 2017
This really is the best banana bread ever! I used half the sugar as I had 3 large bananas and it was plenty sweet enough.
27th Oct, 2017
This banana cake is so easy and tasty. I used light brown sugar as didn't have golden caster and added a teaspoon of cinnamon too. Delicious!
6th Oct, 2011
Hi, I just tried the recipe, hmmm, it smelled so good from the oven !!! Good cake for kid's snack.....and not only for kids :)
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10th Jan, 2020
I bake mine in two 6” cake pans on 150’c fan for 30mins
7th Oct, 2019
Tip: For best results wait until your ripe bananas are so brown that they look like they need to be put in the bin. The darker and softer they are, the better they will be for the cake. Also, dust the inside of the cake/loaf tin with a little flour before adding the mixture - this really does help to stop any of the batter sticking to the sides of the tin when it comes to taking it out.
2nd Jul, 2019
Made this 4 times now and every time it turned out perfectly! I didn’t have golden caster sugar so I’ve been using 100g of light brown and 50g of white caster sugar and it’s worked out lovely and sticky. Last time I used 4 bananas, added dark chocolate and missed out the egg to make it vegan. It took 15 mins longer to cook but has turned out great, just a tad crumblier than the others.
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Mr Marsh
31st Jan, 2019
I started to make this and realised I didn't have any baking powder, I carried on without and it turned out great. I also added some sultanas and a teaspoon of cinnamon.