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Banana cake

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Serves 8

Moist banana cake, easy to make and uses up overipe bananas

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  • 2 ripe bananas (overipe is best)
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 170g self raising flour
  • 170g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • Fewdrops vanilla essence


    1. Use a food processor Pre heat oven to 160C / gas mark 3
    2. Add all ingredients and blend until well mixed
    3. Pour into lined loaf tin
    4. Bake for 1 hour
    5. Cool and enjoy
    6. If you are a nut lover, once ingredients are blended add 60g chopped walnuts and blend in to the mixture

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8th Dec, 2019
I baked this without eggs but with very ripe bananas and was surprised that it turned out very light and lovely. Added a teaspoon of baking powder, some almond and vanilla essence and some raisens. Gorgeous and really easy.
24th Oct, 2019
Super easy to make and worked perfectly. I added 1 teasp of cinnamon, a handful of raisins and a handful of chopped walnuts. I will make this again.
2nd Aug, 2018
I absolutely LOVE this cake. It's the first cake recipe I ever followed by myself and it's since become "my" cake. The loaf has without fail come out of the oven moist and flavoursome, never too sweet or lacking in flavour. I follow the recipe to the letter, only differing in that I have to leave it in the oven for at least an hour and a half before it's done (up to two hours if i forget to pre-heat my oven!). Big fan of this cake, thank you.
Linda Mitchell
30th Oct, 2016
What size loaf tin please?
10th Jul, 2016
I doubled this recipe and had a great and soft cake. Decorated with some caramelise bananas. Yummy.
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17th Jun, 2016
I made this recipe without margarine and changed some of the ingredients, and instead of a loaf tin, I used an oven tray, still turned out awesome, thank you. 3 overripe bananas 200g SR flour 200g caster sugar 3 eggs 100ml soy milk
Mr Moaner
30th Apr, 2016
Can't rate this highly enough. Made it a few times and it has always gone down a treat. As a twist try using mince instead of bananas and a pastry instead of sponge. Makes a superb meat pie!
28th Apr, 2016
Omg my 1st foray into cake making (normally leave those to my wife, while i take care of the bread making) and i have been ORDERED that i have to make this again by my family, even more surprising is that my wife and her mum have asked me for the recipe :)
8th Mar, 2016
Can you replace the bananas with the same quantity of orange or lemon marmalade?
13th Nov, 2015
This seems to be a basic cake recipe with added banana so I used my regular method (weighing eggs first then using equal of the other ingredients - 155g this time). I added a bit of raising agent as well as using self raising flour to give a boost. I made the cake mix first with the traditional method then stirred in the mashed banana. I used 210g of bananas and added some walnuts and chocolate chunks. It made 20 small-medium sized cakes which were amazing! I topped with buttercream and chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks for decoration and I was really quite impressed for my first attempt! They pretty much had the texture of normal cakes, not stodgy like I thought. I think I could have got away with a bit more banana. I love this simple recipe which you can play about with adding nuts / chocolate etc. And they're gorgeous cakes!


22nd Jan, 2017
Is this C temperature for a conventional oven or fan?
8th Jul, 2016
Is it possible to freeze the Banana Cake? Has anyone tried? The cake is very simple to make and everyone who hash tried it, have said how tasty it is.
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24th Aug, 2013
Can this recipe be frozen once made? If not how long will it stay fresh?
13th Apr, 2017
Adding about 100g coconut as well as choc chips (both suggested in the comments) always makes this a winner!
31st Aug, 2015
I love this cake and have made it several times with a few tweaks: 200g flour, and 2 eggs, and usually just one banana which I mash with yoghurt or milk before adding to the mixture. The above ensure a perfect consistency, moist but not soggy. Also, adding chocolate in some form makes it really special.
17th Jul, 2015
Add chopped dates - they do sink to the bottom a bit but make it sooper dooper moist !
3rd May, 2015
Add chocolate chips!
19th Jun, 2014
Always when cooking use chocolate chips and let them melt into the cake it taste is unbeatable.