Banana Cake with Lemon Icing

Banana Cake with Lemon Icing


46 people made this

This nourishing cake keeps well in a covered container for three or four days. A denser cake with a more pronounced banana flavour is obtained by using very ripe bananas.

Lynn Cole

Serves: 10 

  • Cake
  • 140g butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ripe, medium bananas, mashed well with a fork
  • Lemon Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • strained juice of 1–2 lemons

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Melt the butter gently in a small saucepan, then cool a little. Add the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla essence. Sift the dry ingredients into a wide bowl and pour in the butter mixture. Stir everything together adding the mashed bananas; do not overmix or beat the batter.
  3. Turn the mixture into a lightly buttered 6-cup ring tin and bake for 30 minutes. The cake should be browned, slightly shrinking from the sides of the tin and a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  4. Lemon Icing: Put the icing sugar in a bowl and add enough lemon juice to make it a barely pourable consistency. Spread over the cooled cake and leave to set.

Recently Viewed

Reviews (15)


Altered ingredient amounts. I doubled the butter, eggs and bananas and it made a larger batch, and the cake was extra moist. Also i used 1 lemon and added an extra cup of icing sugar to the icing mix and a little yellow food dye to give it colour. - 21 Jan 2011


I have also made this into muffins but altered the recipe slightly: brown sugar instead of white, wholemeal flour instead of normal, added cinnamon and sprinkled on top with a mix of walnut, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Beautiful. - 11 Aug 2012


What an easy to make cake with a beautiful moist result! This will be made again and again! - 07 Nov 2009

Write a review

Click on stars to rate