Banana Cake

Easy to make and great to whip up when you are having company.

Dessert Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooktime: 30-35 minutes


  • 75g butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour , sifted
  • 40mls cup milk
  • 375mls thickened cream, to serve


  1. Preheat fan-forced oven to 170°C (180°C for conventional oven).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sugar, and add cinnamon and vanilla essence. Remove from heat.
  3. Add mashed bananas and stir through until combined.
  4. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in the sifted flour, and gently fold in the milk.
  5. Transfer the mix to a large, greased baking tray and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.
  6. Check the cake is cooked by using a skewer or tooth pick. When inserted it should come out clean. If it’s sticky it needs more cooking time.
  7. Serve with cream, and seasonal berries if desired.
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