Banana Cake Recipe


Banana Cake Recipe

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~1hr 15mins
Approx Cost ~ £3.00 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ NoMakes ~ 1 Cake

Tip ~ the family will love this, you can also use up any overripe bananas. Why not add icing as a topping!


225g / 8oz plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

½ teaspoon cream of tartar


100g / 4oz butter or hard margarine

175g / 6oz caster sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

3 tablespoons milk

2 bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Granulated or Demerara sugar to finish


  • You will need a loaf tin measuring 23 x 13cm (9x5 inches), well greased and lined with baking paper.
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter or margarine into the flour and rub into a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Mix in the sugar thoroughly.
  • Add the lemon juice to the milk, this will curdle slightly but do not worry at this stage.
  • Mix the mashed banana with the lemon rind and then stir in the curdled milk and beaten eggs.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and mix in the banana mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • Turn into the prepared tin. Smooth the top and dredge with the sugar.
  • Bake the cakein a preheated oven: 180C / Gas mark 4, for 1 ¼ hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.