Banana cake

This cake comes courtesy of Cat from TheCattyLife, who came to my aid when I had two sad looking bananas desperate to be turned into a cake.

I followed her recipe for her mum’s super easy, super delicious banana cake, but reducing the quantities by a third to match the amount of banana I had.

I’ve come to the conclusion that my loaf tin must be enormous, as the original recipe is supposed to fill two, but mine didn’t even come halfway up in one, resulting in a rather flat cake.

Flat, but totally delicious I should add! This is definitely cakey rather than bready, which I think I prefer. The orange juice makes it really moist, and the condensed milk gives an added sweetness.

Will definitely try this again next time I have bananas and condensed milk both waiting to be used!

Banana Cake (adapted from TheCattyLife):

  • 2 bananas, mashed (approx 3/4 cup)
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 160g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp condensed milk
  • juice of a small orange (half a cup-ish)

Cream together the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour, mix until combined, then add in the orange juice, condensed milk and banana and mix again.

Pour the mixture into a grease and lined loaf tin (seriously, don’t ask me how big it should be, just guess) and bake at 170 degrees for 45 mins (mine took an hour, but I realised that was because I hadn’t turned the heat up enough).

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2 thoughts on “Banana cake

  1. I’m so glad you liked it! I loooove this cake and it’s so easy to make. I’ve also been making it in muffin trays so I get little banana cake muffins instead 🙂

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