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Really Easy Banana Cake Recipe

January 7, 2016

I love banana cake; there are so many variations on the classic recipe and so many things you can add to the mix to spice it up a little. The banana bread recipe I’m sharing today is the perfect way to use up those overly ripe bananas at the bottom of the fruit bowl. The banana cake recipe is a firm family favourite and goes down a treat with both family and friends. It’s my most popular ‘left over banana’ recipe that’s always being requested, and it’s perfect for any form of social gathering.

Great for tea parties, for fussy children, birthdays and celebrations and it’s worth mentioning that this recipe is budget friendly!

Really Easy Banana Cake Recipe by @gloryiscalling #bananacake #foodporn #cakerecipe

Banana Cake Recipe

4.5 from 2 reviews
Quick & Easy Banana Cake
Recipe type: Cakes and Desserts
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A really simple and easy to follow recipe that produces a lovely cake that's become a firm favourite in this household.
  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 mashed bananas (or 2 if the bananas are large)
  • Large handful of sultanas
  1. Preheat oven to 180Β°C
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and flour bit by bit and mix well.
  4. Mash your bananas and add them to the mixture, slowly folding them in.
  5. Slowly stir in the sultanas.
  6. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and pour the mixture in.
  7. Place in the middle shelf of the oven.

Mix It Up

As mentioned before, this recipe can be adapted to your liking. If you’re not a fan of sultanas, or you fancy something different, why not try a few other variations. For example:

  • Chocolate (especially nice with white chocolate!)
  • Chopped nuts – how about walnuts?
  • Other fruit/veg – chopped apples or grated carrot are also a lovely addition to the bananas

Or why not whip up some delicious cream cheese frosting to top the banana cake with?

Whatever you choose, let me know what you think in the comments and enjoy!

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  • Ami

    January 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    This recipe looks delicious, I have a whole bowl full of bananas that need to be used so I may have to give this a try! Great post x


    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Thank you! It’s super nice with white chocolate in it too. I hope you enjoy xx

  • International Elf Service

    January 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious – I love love love warm homemade crispy around the edges banana bread! Just gorgeous x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Oh it’s so good isn’t it? And the smell is just amazing! Definitely best served warm πŸ˜‰ As in…as soon is you’re able to hold a piece haha! Xx

  • Georgia

    January 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Love this recipe so much and will defo be making this, we never have overly ripe bananas left over because I’ve just got monkeys living in my house but we all love a good cake and it’s super simple so I will be trying this out ASAP! Especially with white chocolate!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      I definitely recommend the white chocolate, it’s such a treat! xx

  • Honest Mum

    January 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Oh wow that looks so soft and delicious! Thanks for linking x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      It’s really fluffy and yummy. Thanks so much for hosting xx

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    January 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m so glad you like it, thank you for pinning. πŸ™‚ Oh please do let me know how that turns out! I’m going to try this year to eat a lot more free-from foods, so I’d love to know how that pans out. Thanks xx

  • Amy

    January 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Oh yum, looks delicious Ray! I love banana bread with sultanas and my other favourite add in is walnuts (like you suggest)

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ It’s such an easy thing to make that’s so overlooked I feel! Xx

  • Jenny

    January 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I look even banana bread! Never been great at making it, but when it works it tastes amazing! Will need to try your recipe next time. Thanks for sharing and linking up to #howtosunday πŸ™‚ x

    1. Jenny

      January 14, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Stupid phone won’t let me click 5 stars!! πŸ™ sorry! Xx
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      1. Lukeosaurus And Me

        January 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

        That’s okay, no worries! Xx

    2. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks for hosting! Try it out and let me know how it goes…I recommend it with the white chocolate, it’s sooooo good. A bit naughty though. πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes

    June 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks. I misplaced my banana cake recipe. This is slightly different but worth a try! I love banana cake!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      June 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      I hope you like it! πŸ™‚ It’s our go-to. There’s one in the kitchen right now! πŸ˜€

  • Inclusive home

    June 23, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Banana loaf is a big favourite in our house and I love trying new recipes so I’ll need to give this a go!

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