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Banana and Walnut Cake
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Banana and Walnut Cake

By meab22 (GoodFood Community)
Rating: 5 out of 5.4 ratings
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
A moist, long life, family favourite!


For The Banana Cake -

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g s softened butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs (at room temperature)
  • 80 g walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For The Cake Topping -

  • 125 g full fat soft cheese
  • 75 g butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Squeeze of lemon juice to taste


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
  • STEP 2
    Grease the loaf tin with margarine or butter, and line the tin with greaseproof baking paper.
  • STEP 3
    Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork and chop the walnuts roughly.
  • STEP 4
    Place the butter and brown sugar into a mixing bowl and blend together with a fork. Stir in the bananas and chopped walnuts. Mix in one egg and sift in half of the flour. Add the remaining flour, egg, oil and lemon juice then mix in a figure of eight.
  • STEP 5
    Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, smooth it level and place in the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • STEP 6
    Make the topping by adding the icing sugar, soft cheese, butter and vanilla into a bowl and mixing it all together with a fork.
  • STEP 7
    Spoon the icing onto the cake and spread it evenly with a knife.

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