Banana Cake

by - July 19, 2017

This is a banana cake recipe I would recommend highly. It is shared by Mandy, my girlfriend from Penang who bakes expertly for her kids. The cake is very moist. I have baked it once before a few months ago when she first shared with me but I didn’t manage to take any photos of it then because it got eaten up so fast. I tried it again recently but with reduced quantities as I did not have enough banana. As a result, my cake did not turn out as tall. But, still the result still tastes just as good.

Yields: 1 square banana cake (7 inch X 7 inch) or (8 inch X 8 inch)


7 inch Square Pan

8 inch Square Pan

200g unsalted butter
180g caster sugar (I cut down to 140g)
3 eggs (big size),  around 180g total
280g flour (140g bread flour + 140g cake flour)
1 tsp baking powder (I used Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder)
½ tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
250g mashed banana 
50g fresh milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Walnuts or any nuts for topping

250g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar (I cut down to 175g)
4 eggs (big size), around 240g total
350g flour (175g bread flour + 175g cake flour)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder (I used Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder)
½ + 1/8 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
313g mashed banana 
62g fresh milk
½ + 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Walnuts or any nuts for topping

  1. Lined the bottom of square baking tin (7 inch X 7 inc).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  3. Shift flour, baking powder and baking soda, then whisk in salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy in a bowl of stand mixer.
  5. Add in egg one at a time and beat till creamy.
  6. Add in mashed banana and vanilla extract, then mix well.
  7. Fold in the flour mixture then follow by mixing in the milk and mix well.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin.
  9. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  10. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.

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  1. I love banana cake, so this looks perfect! I have to make this.

    1. Thank you for your comments. Hope you will like it too.

  2. Hi, is this cake to be baked with or without fan?

    1. Hi Evelyn, Thank you for asking. I used top and bottom heat. Normally, I don't use fan-forced mode for baking cake as it will be too hot.

      Cheers :)

  3. Hi, would like to ask if the natter is supposed to be thick? I am making it now and the Batter seems really thick not like normal cake texture. Thanks! In the oven now, hope it turns out well ��

    1. Hi, Thank you for trying this recipe and your question. Yes it is supposed and not runny. How it is turn out?

  4. Ooh look at this cake! I love the combinations of flavors. Yumm.