Simple banana cake recipe that is easy to make, makes use of just few ingredients and produces fluffy, moist banana cake. Let me show you how to make the best banana cake recipe with this step by step guide.
Cuisine: American, British
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Cake pans - 2x 6"
200gSelf raising flour
2Bananasvery ripe with brown spots
1Bananasliced to add on top
Measure out all ingredients and bring to room temperature.
Lightly grease the cake pans and line with baking paper/parchment paper. Set pans aside and preheat oven at temperature of 175C /gas mark 4 or 160C for fan oven.
Add the banana in a bowl and mash with fork or mixer till pureed. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar then use stand or hand mixer to mix till batter is light and fluffy.
Break eggs in a seperate bowl one at a time (incase you have a bad egg, it wouldn’t have ruin the cake mix).
Pour the whisked eggs in the butter and sugar mixture. Pour in the mashed bananas and mix with the mixer for few minutes till incorporated.
Add flour in the batter and mix with spatula. Fold in till incorporated. Pour cake batter in lined cake pans and put in pre heated oven.
Bake at temperature of 170C for 40 minutes or till cake tester comes out clean.
Turn cake onto cooling rack and leave to cool.
Enjoy or move to the next step to frost
Frosting for Banana Cake (buttercream)
Add butter in a mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer for about 5 minutes before adding sifted icing sugar.
Mix till light and fluffy then use to fill and frost cake.
For 8 inch round cake, double this recipe and use 2x8" cake pans.
Use same recipe for 2lb (900g) loaf tin
Sift flour before use. This will help with lighter cake.
Bring butter and eggs to room temperature
It's important to use ripe bananas. Over ripe bananas are the best for this recipe especially the ones with black (brown) spots. They are sweeter and pack more flavour.
Use 2 cake pans as instructed so cakes comes out lighter and softer. If batter is made in one pan rather than 2, it will take longer to bake and not be as light and spongy as dividing in two pans.
Put cake pan in middle of the oven for best heat distribution.
Do not open the oven in the first 30 minutes while cake is baking. Doing so might cause cake to sink in the middle.
Nutritional information provided does not take account of the frosting and it's estimate only.