Banana Cake

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February 20, 2013 by Bloke In A Kitchen

An ideal way to use up those over-ripe bananas, this is a scrummy, and wonderfully moist banana cake.  It’s so easy to make, just put everything in a bowl (or food processor), mix well and then pop in the oven, so it’s a good fun cake to make with children.


4 medium sized, ripe bananas

170g sugar  (I used a combination of Demerara and caster sugar)

170g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

170g soft margarine

3 free range eggs

120g sultanas

1 teaspoon vanilla essence



Pre heat oven to 160C / Gas Mark 3

In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas to a mushy paste.

Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

Add all the other ingredients, and mix well.

Pour the cake mixture into a well-greased and/or lined sprung cake tin.

Bake for 1 hour.  It should be golden brown on top, and a skewer/knife comes out the centre clean.  (When I made this, it took another 20 minutes or so, but that’s probably because my oven is a bit old and past its’ best.  And there you were, with romantic visions of this ‘Bloke In A Kitchen’ chap swanning around all day in his 21st century designer kitchen, like a suave, modern-day, Robert Carrier.  If only you knew!)

Allow to cool for 30 minutes.



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