Simple Banana Cake

    1 hour

    This is a delicious basic banana cake recipe. It can be served plain or with icing of your choice. Use very ripe bananas to enhance the sweetness of this recipe.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 1/2 cups (320g) sifted plain flour
    • 1 1/8 cups (250g) white sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 125g margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 bananas, mashed

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm cake pan.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and add margarine, eggs, vanilla and bananas. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Finally! A REAL Banana Cake recipe!! I needed a recipe that did not call for buttermilk since I do not use it in anything else. I also wanted a recipe that did not have any strange ingrediants, preferably without the need for frosting AND a recipe for a 9X13 pan. I narrowed my search to this and for once my banana cake came out perfect!! This is the real thing better than store bought (the whole purpose!). Easy to prepare and only 30 mins! to bake! Most take an hour. VERY light and full of flavor. The cake is about 1 1/2" high. I even registered to allrecipes just so I can rate this recipe! Thanks CAROLINE!  -  07 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WOW! This cake is delicious! I followed the recipe as is, just tweaked it, instead of using shortening, I used butter (no shortening in stock), added 1 more banana (since I had 4 really riped ones), and added probably 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice. Baked it at 375 for 30 minutes, DELICIOUS!!!! Very moist.  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    is cake was wonderful! I added two more bananas, cutting them into large chunks and mixing them in at the end. Some cinnamon and nutmeg to the mashed bananas is nice too. It also taste great with a white chocolate or vanilla frosting.  -  22 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)