Granny’s Banana Loaf Cake

Granny’s Banana Loaf Cake

This week I have finally got my baking mojo back!  Banana cake has got to be one of my favourites and it’s one of the cakes I remember from my childhood.  Sorry Mary Berry but your banana cake just doesn’t cut it in my home!  My recipe is one that has been passed down the generations, my mum got it from her mum and she’s passed it on to me.  I’ve adapted it from my Granny’s original recipe, as she added dates and lemon juice, which I have never done.  I ended making three of these loaf cakes on Saturday (I had a lot of bananas left!).  I took two to a big family lunch on Sunday, word has it Stuart’s 3 year old cousin liked it so much that she asked to take one home with her!


Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 3oz caster sugar
  • 6oz butter/marg (I use Stork as I find it brings the lightest sponges)
  • 8oz plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder



  1. Preheat the oven to 165 celsius and grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together.
  3. Whisk the eggs and mash the bananas, add both to the mixture and mix together.
  4. Sieve the flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour.



I hope you try the recipe out because it’s the best banana cake I’ve ever tasted (If I do say so myself)!  I’ve added a pinnable recipe card below so you can keep it for later reference.


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  1. January 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    OOOO my word, this….looks…AMAZING, I will be trying this on our baking day this weekend!


    • January 18, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      You’ll have to let me know how it goes!

  2. January 18, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    This sounds lovely – my husband is a huge fan of banana cake, so I’ve bookmarked! I’m glad you adapted your Granny’s recipe too, I’ve never been a huge fan of dates! #bloggerclubuk

    • January 18, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      I can’t imagine I would enjoy it with dates in either!

  3. January 20, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    This looks delicious! It seems really straight forward too (which is good for me haha). I’ll have to try this as I’m sure the kids would love it! Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • January 22, 2017 / 11:58 am

      It’s very easy! I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it yet!

  4. January 23, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Oh my youngest loves banana cake and I haven’t made it in a while. I will bookmark this one and I am not a fan of dates either. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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