Wednesday 5 September 2012

Banana cake

Banana Cake

I love baking cake, it’s an easy task and it’s hard to screw up. Since I had a lot of bananas laying around and the heat made them ripen with the speed of light, I decided to make a banana cake. I like how it turned out, so I wanted to share my recipe with everyone.

I wanted to make a small cake so I only used 1/3 of the ingredients listed in the recipe below.

What you will need to make the Banana cake:

  • a baking dish which holds 1.5Liters
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 3 bananas
  • 180 grams of flour
  • 180 grams of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 grams of baking powder
  • 2 grams of baking soda
  • some confectioners sugar and an extra banana for decorating

banana cake slice

The steps:

  1. preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius
  2. mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda power in a bowl.
  3. mash the bananas in a separate bowl and mix it with the egg and oil.
  4. add the banana mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until smooth
  5. pour the mixture into the baking dish and tap the dish on your counter to make sure all the air bubbles are gone.
  6. bake for 45 to 55 minutes depending on your oven. 

To check if your cake is finished, poke a wooden skewer into the cake. If it comes out dry your cake is done.



  1. mmm, looks good!

    Hey, I have a weekend link party I'd love for you to join if you'd like:

    Thanks, Bobi

  2. I love banana cake. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends friday and remember to come back and vote tomorrow.. Newest follower.

  3. Thanks for sharing such a classic and simple banana cake recipe on foodie friday, welcome.

  4. Awesome! I am always looking for ways to use up my bananas! New follower here! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

  5. I love bananas! This sounds delicious! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. We do love banana cake..I'll have to find a conversion list for the amt of ingredients...we do the teaspoon thing here. :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. This looks so delicious! I must save this to make. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The DedicatedHouse. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Mmm this looks good! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

  9. This looks so so delish!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

    Can't wait to see you there!

  10. This looks delicious!! I love banana cake.
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week :)

  11. I would love if you would share this delicious banana cake on foodie friday today. It looks really terrific.

  12. Spoon between each addition until just combined. Do not over stir as this will over work the batter, resulting in a more dense cake.

  13. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at 'Or so she says...'! The newest party starts tomorrow (every Saturday). I would love to have you back. :)

  14. Sounds delicious -- always looking for new ways to use bananas. You are so right about that speed of light ripening! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.