ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Quick & Easy Recipes

Simple Easy Banana Cake Recipe Anyone Can Make

Updated on July 18, 2016
Quick and Easy Banana Cake Recipe
Quick and Easy Banana Cake Recipe | Source

Simple Easy Banana Cake Anyone Can Make


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour
  • 2-4 bananas - to taste (Although I sometimes use more as I am a banana freak!)

To make banana cake you will need a cake or loaf tin, just for it to hold its shape. I am now a convert and I use the silicone bakeware, these are floppy containers, but the food always slides straight out of them, there's no greasing, nothing ever sticks or burns and to wash them up you simply rinse them out! I can highly recommend you get some.

Bookmark this recipe at:

Simple Easy Banana Cake: Method

  1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and, cream it off.
  2. Add the flour and egg.
  3. Mix it all together.
  4. Add the bananas, sliced, and mix them in.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F
  6. Place the cake mix in a cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes. You can tell it's cooked if you slide a knife into the middle and it comes out cliean: if you see steam on the knife that's perfect as it means the cake is moist, but there should be no cake mixture on the knife.

Serving Suggestion

Just eat it... you don't need me to tell you how! This simple banana cake recipe can be served hot or cold, as a cake, or covered in custard, with ice-cream or your favourite gooey topping!

Storing Your Banana Cake

Once you've cooked your simple banana cake, it can be kept in a cake tin, or lidded container, to keep it fresh. Wait for it to cool down first. You might like to cover it with tin foil or clingfilm, but if it's in an airtight container it'll be fine.

Banana cake will stay moist for 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Banana Cake?

Why not try slicing and freezing your banana cake - so you can readily take a slice out when you need it and defrost it naturally, or use a microwave to defrost it if you're in a hurry.

If you plan to use your banana cake in lunchboxes, then if you slice it and freeze the slices wrapped up, then you can take the frozen slice out of the freezer and put it into a lunchbox in the morning - and it'll have defrosted by lunchtime and helped to keep the rest of the lunchbox items cool.

If your cake is about a week old - and you really think it might be a little dry, you can always serve it hot (microwaved) with a helping of hot custard over the top.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Loulou 2 years ago

      Well it's in the oven so hopefully will be good , have no scales as just moved to Kuwait !

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes Georgia - you can mash the bananas. Mash them, slice them, cut them into chunks - whatever you think. They all make a great banana cake.

    • profile image

      Georgia 3 years ago

      Can I mash the bananas or do they need to be sliced?

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your comment lenny - glad you enjoyed my easy banana cake recipe!

      I'll be making one myself for the weekend... but shhh, don't tell anybodyy as it's too good to share :)

    • profile image

      lenny 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for the easy and nice cake !!!

      i didn't have any idea for cake ; I just make one and i so proud it is so delicious!!

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your comment Colin

      Glad the cake worked out great for you - and good luck with your charity day. Next year, make two!!

    • profile image

      Colin 4 years ago

      This looked like a cake even a bloke can make and I needed to bake a cake to take to work for a charity day tomorrow. It turned out perfect and tomorrow I'll be selling it for $1 to raise money for the local Hospice.


    • profile image

      claire 4 years ago

      just made this and i cant cook thanks, tastes good will be making gain

    • profile image

      Ivy 4 years ago

      Just accidentally mixed flour and butter first...

      wish me luck... I'm outta butter so I can't make a new one...


    • profile image

      coldcrew 5 years ago

      Perfect! Just what I wanted. i'll use this recipe next time. Thanks for sharing.

    • profile image

      Jane 5 years ago

      I will try it looks delicous!

    • profile image

      graham 5 years ago

      Amazing quick and easy vale many thanks

    • profile image

      Dottie 5 years ago

      Baking the cake now, its so simply explained thank you so much.

    • profile image

      Roland 6 years ago

      LOL... I love the process of making this cake... what I laugh aloud is that "Serving Suggestion" you wrote.... any way... How many people can this cake provide?

    • profile image

      SELENA GOMEZ 6 years ago

      TASTY CAKE.....................................

    • profile image

      tiff 6 years ago

      can u add vinilla extract

    • profile image

      nosey1988 6 years ago

      really good recipe-thanx!

    • profile image

      SD 6 years ago

      Easy and quick recipe. I altered it a bit. Added 1/2 cup milk and used 2 eggs instead of 1.

      Cake came out really good.. moist and tasty

    • profile image

      Aisha D. 6 years ago

      I just placed the cake mix in the oven and hope I did it right! I added greek yogurt, chocolate candies (M&Ms, Crunch ect) and canned cooking milk, and half a teaspoon of Baking Soda, I also used wheat flour. :) Seems easy enough, hope it taste great too!

    • profile image

      diane 6 years ago

      hi, how much is a cup full

    • profile image

      me 6 years ago

      so easy made 2 and turned out so lovely every time

    • saif113sb profile image

      saif113sb 6 years ago

      very great information Banana Cake recipe. Thanks

    • profile image

      Kim 6 years ago

      I had some over ripe bananas which I was about to throw out and then decided to Google an easy banana loaf recipe... WOW! this is great! A winner! Will keep this recipe handy every time I have over ripe bananas, which is often. My kids prefer the banana loaf anyway. Thanks :)

    • profile image

      orange freak :p 6 years ago

      try adding some blood oranges and dark chocolate! most awesome cake ever

    • profile image

      Tamela 6 years ago

      Wow so quick and simple!! Yummy too--I added some fresh pecans to it--it was awinner at my house!! Thanks

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      It's a standard loaf tin size. So serves 4-12, depending how large your guests are and how hungry they are!

    • profile image

      urgentplsrespond 7 years ago

      URGENT: how many people can eat this?

    • profile image

      smilin4real 7 years ago

      I lost my recipe so used yours. I sliced some of the bananas and mashed some and put mixed chopped nuts to it as I didn't have any walnuts and it was great. Thank you and Happy New Year :-)

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      All purpose flour is what we call "plain" and doesn't contain a raising agent. Self-raising contains a raising agent.

      So you'd really need to add a teaspoon of baking powder if you use all purpose flour.

    • profile image

      lily 7 years ago

      i didn't made this cake yet, is it okay to put all purpose flour instead of self-raising flour? i know they are both different but i was just wondering

    • profile image

      Rebecca 7 years ago

      Thanks very much, this is a great recipe. My housemates loved their dessert tonight!

    • profile image

      jasmine 7 years ago

      i made this cake for my dad and hes loved it so im going to make again and again and again

    • profile image

      leigh 7 years ago

      great cake, quick and easy to make. everyone loved it (: i added a little milk too make it wetter, chocolate chips and cinnamon. YUM

    • profile image

      stefania olievti 8 years ago

      making this cake took me about 15 minutes, not even, and it cameout just excellent- all my frineds loved it! accept i changed it up a wee bit, i added some chocolate chips, and i sprinkled walnut shaving ontop of it when serving it.

      it was excellent.