Saturday 5 October 2013

Banana Cake


I baked this on last weekend.

It’s a very fragrant cake and it’s another one of my best banana cake recipe.  
This is a wonderfully soft, fluffy, moist and has natural banana fragrant at the same time.  It’s lovely with tea for an afternoon snacks.

Over ripen bananas are really ideal in making bananas cake!  The ripen the better J as they have sweet taste and very fragrant.  The aroma of the banana from the oven filled my whole house while it is still baking.  Such a delight!
The recipe called for ground cinnamon.  But I skipped it because I don’t have it in my kitchen.  However, I add in some walnuts to create a zing to the cake J
Thanks to my ex-colleague, Pancy.  This is definitely one of the best banana cake!

Yummy!  No leftover.  All finished within the day.

20cm (8”) square cake
225g       Plain (all-purpose) flour 
1 tsp        Baking powder 
1 tsp        Bicarbonate of soda
160g       Unsalted butter 
160g       Sugar
3 nos.      Eggs
1 no.        Lime, squeezed for juice
3 tbsp      Milk
1 pinch   Ground cinnamon (I skipped)
5 nos.      Medium size bananas or 2 large
Waltnuts or Pecan (optional)


(1)Preheat oven at 200°C (400°F)

(2)Line the baking pan.

(3)Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl and set aside.

(4)In a clean mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until butter is pale in colour. 

(5)Beat in eggs, then add lime juice, milk and ground cinnamon.

(6)Add in mashed bananas in 2 parts and mix well.

(7)Gently fold in sifted flour mixture by hand. Mix well until a smooth batter is formed. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 40–50 minutes.

(8)Remove and set aside for 10 minutes to cool before removing from tin.



  1. Hi Amy, I like the look of this cake, sure sounds delicious and moist! The addition of pecan or walnut sure sounds good.

  2. Hi There, I stumbled on your blog as I was looking for reviews on the HBN331E2J Bosch Oven and I am quite delighted to see that you have made many wonderful creations using it. Do you have any feedback (pros and cons) about the oven so far? :) - DC

    1. Hi DC, The oven has been doing good so far. If I have the budget, I'll go for the one with electronic control knobs for the timer instead of basic button control knobs :D

    2. Thanks Amy, I've ordered one already! -DC