• 285g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 110g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 85ml buttermilk (normal milk with 1.5 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • STEP 1
    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • STEP 2
    Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • STEP 3
    In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 4
    Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.
  • STEP 5
    Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
  • STEP 6
    Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
  • STEP 7
    Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

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