Banana Cake


If by any chance a banana lasts long enough in our household to start developing brown patches daddy will always ask ” are you going to make me a banana cake?”

The other week a couple of these sad looking bananas appeared and luckily, for daddy, Tink and I were looking for a Wednesday afternoon activity. So one banana cake coming.





So there you have it one yummy and sort of healthy banana cake. It’s that easy and here is the recipe to prove it.

Banana Cake

4oz /110g Self Raising Flour
2oz/55g Wholemeal Flour
1oz/25g bran
pinch of baking powder
2oz/55g soft margarine
3oz/80g Caster sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
2 ripe banana
dash of Vanilla Essence
2oz/55g sultanas
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

  1. heat the oven to 180C/ Gas Mark 4 and grease a circular 20cm/8″ cake tin.
  2. Mash the banana
  3. beat the egg
  4. cream the margarine with the sugar and add vanilla essence.
  5. Gradually add the egg and milk to the creamed mixture.
  6. Fold in the flour.
  7. beat in the banana and sultanas.
  8. spoon into the tin.
  9. bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Ta da….


  1. catwalkcreative February 18, 2013 / 9:48 am

    OMG! You’ve read my mind! Just wondering what to do with the sad looking bananas in my fruit bowl – and now I know! Thanks Sarah. :-) xx

  2. thefamilyof5 February 18, 2013 / 9:49 am

    As much as I love, and I mean really love, cake, I detest banana’s, cake looks delicious but the thought of consuming or smelling any thing banana like, makes me want to hurl lol

    Hope you all enjoyed it, chocolate cake next time please? Or my all time favorite, carrot cake :) mmmmm

    • thepuffindiaries February 18, 2013 / 9:50 am

      Ha ha. It is a love or much dislike thing I think. Will do my best to please next time. x

  3. Stix February 18, 2013 / 9:59 am

    Mmm. Banana cake is one of my favourites but I tend to make a less healthy chocolate and banana loaf which goes down well warm and spread with butter! Perhaps next time I’ll try yours, can you taste the bran?

    • thepuffindiaries February 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

      I don’t think you can really. It is healthy but also delicious and I don’t feel naughty if occasionally I grab a slice for breakfast. Husband loves it. x

  4. Older Mum (@Older_Mum) February 18, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    YUM. Love banana cake – so moist, and I love the way your present your recipes – lovely shots and the way you make it fun!

    • thepuffindiaries February 18, 2013 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you. I love doing the pics so I’m glad you like them .x

  5. Mum Down South February 19, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    How funny, I just made some banana bread with some left over bananas. They tend to build up in our house as the little man has half of one then I put it in the fridge and when it comes to him wanting another, I don’t want to give him a cold one so I unpeel a fresh one. Banana bread is the perfect way to deal with the build up! I use cinnamon too – lovely. Good idea about vanilla essence. Will give that a go. Great post. x

    • thepuffindiaries February 19, 2013 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks.I do hate waste so any thing that uses left over bits is good by me.

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