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The Best Banana Cake Recipe EVER!

Bananas are one of those grocery items that we are forever buying in our house in an attempt to keep up with the appetites of our two cheeky monkeys.  One of the benefits of this seemingly never ending supply is there are always a few bananas starting to brown and just perfect to add to my baking.  This is without a doubt the BEST banana cake recipe you will ever make.  The cake itself is incredibly light and fluffy and is topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting – yum!

best Banana Cake Recipe

The Best Banana Cake Recipe EVER!


  • 125g of butter – room temperature
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 large bananas
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 250g of cream cheese – softened
  • 100g of butter – softened
  • 1¼ cups of pure icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.


  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line the base of a DEEP 22cm round cake tin.
  3. Place the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixture and beat until they mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, making sure to beat each egg in well before adding the next.
  5. Remove the bowl for the electric mixer stand and sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.
  6. Add the mashed bananas and carefully fold through until the mixture has just combined.
  7. Spoon the cake mixture into a lined and deep 22cm cake pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the cake is cooked when tested with a skewer
  8. Remove the cooked cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Spread a thick layer of the cream cheese frosting (see recipe below) across the top of the cooled cake.
  10. Cream cheese frosting:
  11. Place the softened cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl before sifting the icing sugar over the top.
  12. Using electric beaters, start mixing the ingredients together on a low speed before increasing to a medium/high speed. Continue to mix until all the ingredients have combined.
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PLEASE NOTE:  This recipe make one VERY large cake. If you don’t have a deep cake tin, it’s a good idea to split the mixture between two baking tins.

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Lauren Matheson

Lauren Matheson

Lauren founded her website Create Bake Make as a way to justify the ridiculous amount of baking she loves to do. She has a super sweet tooth and enjoying a slice of cake (or two) is one of her guilty indulgences. As a Mum of two little boys, when she isn't creating fun activities for the kids or breaking up arguments over toy trucks and cars, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm - or hiding in the pantry with the latest cooking magazine and a hot cup of coffee!

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