20 Minute Banana Cake Recipe

I’ve been furiously trying to finish a research assignment for class these last few days, but don’t seem to be having much luck. During one of my hair-pulling sessions this evening, mom ‘politely’ pointed out that we had 4 bananas which had gone squishy and black skinned.

In short, they were close to dying a smoodgy death unless they were used tonight or tomorrow…so I reached for the Family Circle ‘Classic Essential Cakes’ book which has been around since my childhood and whipped up this ridiculously easy banana cake recipe… which incidently requires 4 ripe medium bananas! HAH!

Banana Cake Recipe

banana cake recipe

Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted

How to Make Banana Cake Recipe

easy banana cake recipe

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line springform round cake tin.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla essence and mashed bananas, beat till combined.

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3. Dissolve bicarb soda in milk, and using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flour alternately with milk. Stir till ingredients are just combined, then spoon into cake tin. Bake for 50-60mins, or till a skewer comes out almost clean (just a couple of moist crumbs sticking to it)

…and that is it! Enjoy!

Things to consider:

While this cake is really yummy, I think I might add some walnuts next time as I love the crunchiness they provide in cakes – great contrast to the fluffiness.

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