Home-style Banana Cake

A true home-style banana cake recipe, served best topped with chocolate icing (and sprinkles if you desire)

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Oven temperature: 180ºC


  • 115g soft butter (room temperature)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2-3 mashed over-ripe bananas (store them in the freezer)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 C plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 C milk

Step 1: Cream butter and sugar. Add mashed bananas, cinnamon, beaten egg and vanilla essence.

Step 2: In a separate bowel, sift the flour and baking powder and add this to the mixture. Finally add the baking soda that has been dissolved in milk.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into a lined baking tin and bake in a moderate oven (180°C) for 50 minutes or until it appears golden brown and the poker (knitting needle or skewer) emerges from the cake free from mixture.




Chocolate Icing

  • 3 C icing sugar
  • 1/4 C coco powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water
In a bowel combine the dry ingredients, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the butter/hot water then mix well  to combine. If the mixture is too wet, add more icing sugar.
Top the cake with the icing. If the icing begins to get too dry and becomes difficult to work with, dip your knife into a cup of boiling water.


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