Banana cake

This cake is so simple and delicious you're sure to go bananas! Moist and fruity, banana cake is always a winner. Make a simple lemon icing if you want to zing it up a bit.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Banana cake
  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 (280g) bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoon tablespoons milk
  • icing sugar, to dust


Banana cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line a 22cm cake tin.
  • 2
    Beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until just combined. Add mashed banana and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • 3
    Sift together flour, bicarbonate and salt together. Stir through with milk until well combined and mixture attains a dropping consistency.
  • 4
    Spoon cake batter into prepared cake tin and smooth the top. Bake 40 mins or until well risen and coming away from the sides of the tin. Test with a skewer; the skewer should come out clean.
  • 5
    Remove cake from oven and stand 5 minutes in the tin before turning it onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 6
    Dust with icing sugar and then serve.

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