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Banana Loaf Cake

This recipe calls for a larger proportion of Baking Powder to help ‘lift’ the heavier dough created by the mashed bananas.
Course Dessert


  • 140 g butter softened plus extra for greasing the tin
  • 140 g castor sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas - the riper the better! If they are a little under ripe bake them with the skins on in a medium oven for 15 minutes.
  • 100 g chocolate chunks - optional
  • Icing Sugar for dusting - optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C and line and grease a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add the beaten eggs a little at a time until fully incorporated. If the mixture starts to curdle add a tablespoon of the flour.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  • Gently fold in half of the flour mix to the creamed mixture. Being careful not to overmix add the remaining flour and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the mashed bananas and if desired the chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes in the tin then unmold onto a wire rack.
  • Dust with sifted icing sugar.