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Easy Banana Cake Recipe

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Published January 18th 2013
Mouth-watering Banana Cake Recipe
One morning I felt like making some cupcakes. Luckily, we still had some bananas at home,so I told myself, why not make some banana cupcakes?

However, when I took out my cupcakes mould, I realised that cupcakes need decorations and I didn't want to make those decorations right now. Instead, I grabbed the rectangular cake mould and those supposed-to-be banana cupcakes turned out into banana cake.


Can make 12 cupcakes
Same ingredients for both cupcakes and cake)

150g butter
150g sugar (I only put 100g as my family doesn't like sweet)
150g plain flour
50g walnuts, chopped
1 tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas
3 eggs

For the icing (if you are making cupcakes)
1 ripe banana
100ml cream
30g icing sugar
30g cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp lemon juice


1. Heat the oven to 200 degree (175 degree for fan forced) and place paper cases in a 12 hole cupcake tin/spread some butter on the surface of the rectangular tin.

2. Beat the egg with butter and sugar until well blended.

Step 2
Beat the eggs and the butter and sugar

3. Mash the banana and beat in the mixture, then stir in walnuts.

4.Sift in the flour and baking powder until just combined.

5.Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for about 25 minutes until golden and risen. / Pour the mixture into the rectangular tin and bake for around 40 minutes until golden and risen.

6. Leave it in the tins for 5 minutes and then allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.

7. (for cupcakes only) For the icing, mash the banana and beat in the cream, icing sugar, cream cheese and lemon juice until thick and smooth.

8. Spread the topping on the cakes and decorate with sugar sprinkles.


When I baked the cake for 40 minutes, the middle inside of the cake was still a bit sticky and slightly wet. But that is not a problem, as the banana cake is supposed to provide moisture in the middle.

Make sure the cake is golden and risen.

My family said the cake is fantastic. Although only two bananas were used, it is full of flavour.

Hope you like the recipe.
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throw very ripe bananas in the freezer and when needed pull them ou,t after peeling skins off let them melt for use for a cake or cupcakes and the darker the sweeter
by suanc (score: 1|29) 2093 days ago
I made cupcakes based on this recipe,and it turns out to be the best recipe i've ever tried. Thanks for the awesome recipe.
by babyp (score: 0|2) 2046 days ago
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