Banana cake

1 Feb

Banana cake

We had some left over bananas this week, so I thought I’d make a cake to use them up.  This is a pretty basic recipe, and there’s no creaming the butter and sugar together, so it’s fairly quick, too.


  • 1 & 2/3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 50g butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 medium bananas, mashed


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a tin with baking paper
  • Sift dry ingredients together
  • Mix together wet ingredients (excluding banana)
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine
  • Add banana and stir to combine
  • Pour mixture into tin (about 1/2 to 2/3 full) and spread out evenly, if necessary
  • Bake for around 30-35 minutes, until cooked

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I put the cake in the freezer for about half an hour afterwards, so that it stayed moist.  It is super moist and is very nice with a little butter.  We’re keeping it in the fridge and just cutting a slice off here and there.  The kids love it.

The kids chose to use two shallow heart shaped tins for this, but I would probably use a loaf or deep round tin next time.

There was some mixture left over and I just added a handful of mixed, dried fruit and nuts to it and made muffins – I’ll be taking those in my lunch this week!


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