Banana & Walnut Cake.
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Banana & Walnut Cake.

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Serves 8

Soft fluffy Walnut and Banana cake, not to sweet and just right!

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  • 113g Butter (4oz) Room Temperature
  • 1 tbsp Semi-Skimmer Milk
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 226g Self-Raising Flour (8oz)
  • 113g Brown Sugar (4oz)
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence (More if you want)
  • 150g Walnuts (Chopped or whole)


    1. Turn oven on to 180C, 160C for fan oven or gas mark 4. Have your ingrediants ready.
    2. Put everything except the walnuts in a bowl and mix together, I personally use my hands and a spoon or fork to get the right consistancy and make sure there's no lumps.
    3. Add the Walnuts in when the mixture is smooth and make sure it's mixed together.
    4. Put mix into a cake tin, I personally used a deep cake tin but a Sponge or Loaf tin should do fine. Butter the tin to make sure the cake comes out smoothly. Place some walnuts on top and make sure it's even. Place in oven for 35-45minutes, keep checking on it.
    5. When you take your cake out the oven make sure it has risen nicely and isn't gooey in the inside. Let it cool for a bit then keep it on a cooling rack to harden a little so you don't make a mess while cutting. The walnuts should be nice and slightly crispy when you eat it.
    6. You could do two of these and put icing on the top and in the centre, I've yet to try it but very tempting as the final product is so light, fluffy and doesn't taste overly sweet. It also satisfies very well after dinner. (I've personally had a Gastric Bypass and found this lovely to have!)

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23rd Sep, 2018
Love this recipe. I prefer to make individual muffin cakes with it and cut the baking time to 20 minutes. I use two bananas blended with the milk and egg and sometimes pop another one in chopped.
27th Aug, 2018
Yummy Yummy I am really pleased with the result. Easy preparation. Will defiantly make this again as this one won’t last long! Thank you x
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16th Jul, 2018
Great recipe!! I forgot the milk and added 2.5 bananas, but it didn’t make much difference. Nice cake at the end of it. Love the all in one recipe.
15th Oct, 2017
Fantastic recipe, Highly recommended.
24th Aug, 2017
This is the best banana cake recipe I've found. Made it at least 20 times and often tinker. Adding rum-soaked raisins is a real winner, and I have played around and thrown in some ground nutmeg and cinnamon before to give a Caribbean flavour.
8th May, 2017
Made this cake today and loved by the whole family! It's really moist, tasty and fluffy. Made another one to bring to work :) Thanks so much
24th Oct, 2016
This is the very first cake I baked, and I served it to people who bake cakes all the time...they LOVED it!!!! I can't recommend this recipe enough! Thank you!
24th Oct, 2016
This is the very first I baked, and I served it to people who bake cakes all the time...they LOVED it!!!! I can't recommend this recipe enough! Thank you!
17th Aug, 2016
This recipe is outstanding. I have baked it many many times and it always goes down a treat. I do it in two sandwich tins, fill it and cover it with cream cheese frosting and decorate with walnut halves. My partner says it's the best cake he's ever tasted. Would give 10 stars if I could!
24th May, 2015
Delicious! I used three mashed bananas, three eggs and added some sultanas. I also used a mixture of white and brown sugar and only used 100g total and it was plenty sweet enough.


25th Oct, 2013
How heavy are your "two bananas"? I had bananas weighing in (w/o skin) from anywhere between 40 to a 110g, I guess it would make a big difference? :)
25th Sep, 2017
Great banana cake recipe. I halve the sugar content with the bananas being sweet enough and once the cake is out of the oven to cool on the cooling rack, I drizzle with a tablespoon or so of Drambuie.
8th May, 2015
Just be careful I've done this a few times and 35 minutes can be too long, make sure you check the Oven after 30 mins.
26th Aug, 2013
Have made this receipe twice now, first time was good and followed the receipe the second time I didn't have any vanilla so used a tblsp of honey instead, oh my so much nicer the whole thing was gone within 2 hours