Banana Cake

Banana Cake

29 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 97% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

Adapted from Joy of Cooking


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 large Eggs; lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter; melted and cooled
3 large bananas; (approximately 1 pound), mashed well
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

Original recipe makes 10



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.)

Scrape batter into prepared pan and place the slices of banana on top of the batter for garnish. Bake until bread is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 1 - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf of banana bread / banana cake.

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Will this be good as muffins?
Cris11 1y ago
Hi Cris11, yes this recipe could work for muffins too. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly... check after 18 minutes or so for regular size muffins. - Elizabeth Schneider 1y ago

This has been my go-to banana bread recipe for ages now. Best flavour, best texture, moist and tender, delicious. Always disappears at a rapid pace!
Amgreen 1y ago

Added pecans. This was really great.
Humbug3 2y ago

Gorgeous, i just used a round spring form tin and it worked fine - super yum!
emilyspeller7 2y ago

I've always loved this recipe, I tweak it too, by adding honey, flaxseed & other few ingredients. My mum & her church loves this cake. Thanks for making it so simple & easy to follow. Blessings :)
faithdore 2y ago

This recipe is great. Made it last night and its perfect. Walnuts and vanilla whipped icing makes it kick up a notch.
Jiver06 3y ago

I sprinkled cinnamon over the top. Very nice
PeterWood22 3y ago

Greaaaat banana cake! Made it for my school and it was a super hit! Added four tablespoons of milk to the recipe for more moisture. Covered it with white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Man1sha 4y ago

Simply delicious !! The family love it ::)))
saramoran 4y ago

very easy n tasty receipe
Clau03 4y ago

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