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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.21 / 5 (802 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr

Andi Peters' favourite afternoon temptation is simple to whip up and comes in at only 87p per serving. More classic cake recipes


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 (160C/gas 3 for fan-forced ovens). Grease a 1kg-capacity loaf tin and line the base with baking parchment.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and pale in colour.

3. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Add the bananas to this mixture.

5. Sift the dry ingredients together with a pinch of salt and then fold gently into the banana mixture. (It is important to fold the dry ingredients in gently until just incorporated, rather than simply stirring.)

6. Transfer the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer placed in the middle of the cake comes out clean and dry.

7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. (Resist cutting it for 30 minutes or it might crumble.)

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This recipe always works well,i even use gluten free flour and dairy free spread for my daughter who has problems with wheat and dairy and it comes out perfect every time. Adding walnuts also makes it very scrum my.

SharonF22277 SharonF22277  Posted 26 Jul 2015 11:28 AM

had a recipe from your page before and still using it something similar to this one,its very good and everyone loves it. I had it
saved in my recipes but I cant seem to find them now seem to have gone

MargaretM93016 MargaretM93016  Posted 11 Nov 2014 4:37 PM

Baked this yesterday also added some walnuts was beautiful lovely and moist.
Will bake again well worth it

WilliamD6484 WilliamD6484  Posted 30 Nov 2013 12:11 PM

Hi Carol, thanks for your comment - sorry to hear that this recipe didn't work for you, it's a shame as we enjoyed it here. Did you put the mixture straight into the oven when it was ready? Did you use medium eggs? Was the baking powder still in date? Ovens can vary, so it could be that the temperature wasn't high enough.


Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food Posted 30 Oct 2013 2:32 PM

I do have a favourite banana bread recipe but thought I'd try this as it looks so easy.
I don't know what happened as I followed all instructions but it didn't rise and is stodgy!
I did put it in fan oven 160c .

CarolBurton CarolBurton Posted 30 Oct 2013 11:53 AM

I have just baked this today, I chose this over another banana cake recipe as it looked far more moist, which it is Smile Wonderfully easy to make and tastes great (I made it without the nutmeg).

VanessaP46859 VanessaP46859 Posted 08 Aug 2012 6:26 PM

really easy, tastey, have baked this many times with great reception to it, my mum thought it was ok, thats good considering she dont like banana's! Smile

arleneM55760 arleneM55760 Posted 27 Jun 2012 6:33 PM

underbank underbank Posted 03 Mar 2012 10:08 AM

Baked it with my kids yesterday and it was a great success - all gone already. Delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

luckylaydee luckylaydee Posted 18 Jan 2012 9:15 AM

Just made this and it turned out great and I'm not very good at baking. I also added some chopped walnuts. Didn't fancy the peanut butter and cream, I think that would have been too much.

Duffie Duffie Posted 16 Jan 2012 7:01 PM

Just made it on this Sunday afternoon. Very yummy. Straightforward recipe. Thanks.

spongecakemix spongecakemix Posted 27 Nov 2011 5:35 PM

MarshaG12157 MarshaG12157 Posted 10 Nov 2011 7:52 PM

absolutely fantastic!! I have added chopped walnuts for extra bit of texture.. Best banana cake ever, thank you very much Smile)

MarshaG12157 MarshaG12157 Posted 10 Nov 2011 7:52 PM

The recipe is great and you can add your own touch too. I always add pieces of dark chocolate to the mixture and the result is to me perfect. There is just something about banana + chocolate Smile

Monique Duarte Monique Duarte Posted 26 Sep 2011 1:13 AM

fantastic recipe, best banana cake i've ever made.

FanL27654 FanL27654 Posted 20 Sep 2011 12:30 AM

very nice

fatemaB58760 fatemaB58760 Posted 18 Sep 2011 1:27 PM

Banana cake so nice

falidaM39665 falidaM39665 Posted 28 Aug 2011 3:49 PM

Brownie were amazing really quick and easy thanks team

hollypolly3 hollypolly3 Posted 27 Aug 2011 11:51 AM

Very good cake! Soft and gentle...mmmm..!

PaulineN17948 PaulineN17948 Posted 05 Aug 2011 5:51 PM

I made this cake with simple granulated sugar and it was very tasty my son and daughter finished it of in a day

RumpaS10311 RumpaS10311 Posted 18 Jun 2011 7:12 PM

Tasted good even when it had been left for a day! Perfect with ice cream :3
Although it took slightly longer to cook and was quite oily.

JoanneM52819 JoanneM52819 Posted 13 Mar 2011 8:06 PM

This is even nicer if you sprinkle demerara sugar on top before baking

sma58055 sma58055 Posted 13 Mar 2011 2:04 PM

DELISH!!! Moist and yummy!

Marny Marny Posted 28 Oct 2010 11:34 AM

Thanks aimeeW37846, it has now been amended.

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food Posted 30 Aug 2010 10:51 AM

did anyone notice the recipe says 1tbsp of bicarb, and in the video he only outs 1tsp in?

aimeeW37846 aimeeW37846 Posted 03 Jul 2010 11:16 PM

I made the banana cake with cineman and toffee. After school my son came home with his friends and the cake was gonein mins

mahendraS40347 mahendraS40347 Posted 20 May 2010 10:58 PM

I made the banana cake with cineman and toffee. After school my son came home with his friends and the cake was gonein mins

mahendraS40347 mahendraS40347 Posted 20 May 2010 10:58 PM

Why peanut butter to serve? Didn't think banana and peanuts went together very well myself.

Scarfell Scarfell Posted 08 Apr 2010 5:40 PM

quick and easy to make kids help make this and helped eat all of it. I used cinnamon in it instead of nutmeg. I might put rasins or chocolate chips in it next time. lovey cake all gone

amsh amsh Posted 08 Apr 2010 1:18 PM

I am a massive banana cake/bread fan. The texture of the cake was lovely, but there was far too much nutmeg in there. It tasted so chemically I had to throw it away!! It would probably fare better with cinnamon.

elizabethB21230 elizabethB21230 Posted 03 Apr 2010 3:19 PM

Tasted delicious and such a simple cake to make!

leanneT99975 leanneT99975 Posted 31 Mar 2010 9:43 PM

good way to use up old banana's that you know won't be eaten,easy to do, very nice kids rated 4 stars,

janet bell janet bell Posted 24 Mar 2010 7:33 PM

Not normally a banana cake fan, but the usual happened (3 bananas going soft in the fruitbowl.)I shall now buy bananas for this alone....it's really lovely and very moist. So pleased I saw the recipe. Thank you.

SuzanneJ5953 SuzanneJ5953 Posted 15 Mar 2010 12:35 PM

Easy to make, great way to use up the leftover bananas at the end of the week. Especially nice with the addition of walnuts and plain chocolate chips.

5tardust 5tardust Posted 06 Mar 2010 1:11 PM

I Have now made this Banana Cake quite a few times, its very easy to make. My friends love this one to.

CARROL CARROL Posted 27 Feb 2010 9:00 AM

That looks lovely but I am on the Slimming World plan so I will have to try and make it without the flour, fat... It looks nice :-(

SOZIBERRY SOZIBERRY Posted 26 Feb 2010 2:52 PM

This was so easy to make and it was beautiful. Lovely and moist..... it didnt last a day

JordanT15491 JordanT15491 Posted 09 Feb 2010 10:09 PM

sooooo yummy

jeannineL88809 jeannineL88809 Posted 31 Jan 2010 10:25 PM

This was great! It was a little bit oily and took longer to cook but had a great taste.

FraulineFaye FraulineFaye Posted 29 Jan 2010 7:09 PM

delicious and easy to do. Took no time to make. Excellent way to use bananas that are a bit ripe to eat

jean1941 jean1941 Posted 27 Jan 2010 2:44 PM

This recipe is quick and easy to make and very delicious to eat

JanetC77310 JanetC77310 Posted 16 Jan 2010 2:56 PM

Great cake to make my 3 year helped to make it will make again

Liam9 Liam9 Posted 10 Jan 2010 10:57 PM

So simple and lovely results.

OlaA73142 OlaA73142 Posted 01 Nov 2009 4:11 PM

This is easy to make and tastes lovely, my daughter loved helping me make it too. Will now replace my old recipe.

cupcake17 cupcake17 Posted 27 Oct 2009 10:58 PM

Foolproof recipe. Delicious

maureenV11934 maureenV11934 Posted 03 Oct 2009 2:02 PM

amazingly easy and very tasty

CarrieA36027 CarrieA36027 Posted 21 Sep 2009 12:49 PM

Quite a resilient little recipe this one. I pretty much did everything the wrong way round, added the wrong quantity of flour and the little devil still came out moist and light! Its really very good!

JoanneE41487 JoanneE41487 Posted 26 Aug 2009 3:29 PM


Anonymous Anonymous Posted 29 Jun 2009 1:33 PM

It's very easy to make, not too sweet and really moist. I made this recipe in cupcakes form and top them with smooth peanutbutter....beautiful!

AntyH40721 AntyH40721 Posted 20 May 2009 8:53 AM