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Banana Bread or Banana Cake Recipe

Updated on April 3, 2013
Image by LeonJane
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This is a great recipe idea to use those over ripe bananas in the fridge.


  • 4 large bananas (preferably old bananas)
  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


Cut the bananas up into pieces or mash them with a fork. Blend the bananas into a pulp with an electric hand mixer or food processor. Set this mixture to the side.

In another bowl sift the flour and sugar, then add the lightly beaten eggs.

Now add the flour and sugar mixture to the banana pulp mixture in batches, stir with a spoon. Once this mixture is combined then mix in the vanilla essence to achieve a even flavour.

Pour this mixture into a greased cake tin or bread tin and bake in a preheated moderate oven for about 30 to 45 minutes (depending on oven type). At about the 30 minute mark test the cake with a skewer. If top of cake is browning too quickly and the cake isn't yet cooked inside than turn the heat down and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes while checking.

These ingredients make one banana cake, so if you have more bananas going bad in the fridge then just double the recipe for two cakes.

Download this recipe here for free as an Adobe PDF document. Banana Bread Recipe.

You could ice or frost this cake with your favourite icing. Why not try a lemon flavoured icing? Or simply spread a thick helping of butter over the slices and enjoy for breakfast!

Banana Cake the healthy cake

Bananas are a healthy fruit so why not add them to a cake mixture like the banana cake recipe shown above and make this banana cake recipe a family favourite. Bananas are a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C, so by adding them to a cake mixture you are making a healthy snack or dessert.


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    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks 2uesday, this recipe does taste great and it is a good way to use up those over ripe bananas.

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      8 years ago

      This recipe looks really tasty and simple to make and is good way to use up any too ripe bananas. Thank you.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks tonymac04, hope you enjoy it.

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      Tony McGregor 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Will try it out - downloaded the pdf, thanks.

      Love and peace


    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks nadiaazhar, this recipe is easy and yummy!

    • nadiaazhar profile image


      9 years ago from kuwait

      easy and yummy recipe,thanks for sharing.


    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks jill of alltrades, yes bananas are great tasting, and a good natural source of energy, hope you get a chance to make this recipe one day, thanks.

    • LeonJane profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks dohn, you are right, this recipe is quite simple to make and turns out great. The sugar in th recipe seems to caramel nicely and makes for a great crust. Hope you enjoy, thanks.

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      jill of alltrades 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      I love bananas and banana bread and anything with bananas!

      Thank you for this yummy recipe. I will try it one of these days (that is if there are at all left over bananas!).

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I've been comparing banana bread recipes and this seems to be the easiest I've found. Thanks, LeonJane! Bookmarked!


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