Banana cake

Banana cake recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook
  • 349 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 300g (10.5oz) self-raising flour
  • 150ml (5fl oz) milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g (3oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    25g 28%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.2g Protein 7.1g Fibre 1.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl, then add the milk, vanilla, sugar and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for up to 1 minute, or until the ingredients are combined and lighter in colour. Pour in the melted butter, then add the mashed banana and beat for a further minute or until well combined.
  3. Pour into the tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour 10 minutes. Test to see if it's cooked by inserting a skewer. If it comes out clean, then it's done. If not, give it a few more minutes and check again.
  4. Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Then tip out onto a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely. If you prefer an iced cake, make up some cream cheese icing and drizzle over before serving.
  5. Tip: you can also serve this cake warm straight out of the oven with ice-cream as a pudding. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for a little added sweetness.

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