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Banana Cake Recipe

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Baking ingredients

  • 3 large bananas - ripe
  • 112 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 85 g caster sugar
  • 85 g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 3 medium eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225 g self-raising flour - sifted
  • 50 g walnuts - chopped

Baking Instructions:

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Step 2

Grease and line a 20cm deep sided round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Step 3

Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork until smooth.

Step 4

Cream the unsalted butter, caster sugar and light brown muscovado sugar together until light and fluffy.

Step 5

Add the beaten egg a little at a time, slowing the beating speed when adding, then increasing in between to incorporate, using all the egg. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 6

Combine the mixture with the mashed banana together, the fold in the sifted self-raising flour and chopped walnuts carefully with a spatula.

Step 7

Turn into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes, then lower the temperature to 150°C/300°F/gas mark 2 for a further 30 minutes.

Step 8

Remove from the oven when baked and leave to cool in the tin before removing.