The Cook Duke

Banana Cake Recipe

27th July 2008

Banana Cake Recipe

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Banana cake recipe is one recipe that every cake enthusiastic should try!

I have several Banana Cake Recipe I just love, I’ll use the following post to offer the recipes I love best, hope you’ll find it just as delicious as I do.

And one last thing before going to the actual recipe -
Many people will tell you that you should try the banana cake recipe for many reasons:
Bananas are a valuable source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, Bananas are low in sodium, cholesterol and fats, bananas help in lowering your blood pressure and the list goes on, but if you ask me, the best reason to try this banana cake recipe is just that IT TASTES SOOOO GOOD

Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 200gr butter
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 yellow, soft bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Banana Cake Recipe Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc
  • Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat well
  • Add the three eggs and the mashed bananas, keep beating
  • Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a different bowl
  • Stir half of it into the “wet” mixture
  • Add milk and lemon juice to the wet bowl, then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well
  • Line a large baking dish with baking paper and pour in the soft mixture
  • Smooth the top and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until light golden brown
    (to make sure it’s ready, insert a skewer into the mixture and make sure it comes out clean and dry)
  • Cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes and enjoy your great, tasty banana cake :-)

I hope you’ll love this banana cake recipe, I’ll be posting more banana cake recipe soon to make sure you’ll find the banana cake recipe you love best.

You are welcome to try my Walnuts Banana Cake Recipe, and you’re more than welcome to leave a comment on my blog.

Happy cooking :-)

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  1. 1 On July 27th, 2008, Banana Cake Recipe - A great banana walnuts cake said:

    [...] are welcome to try my previous Banana Cake Recipe, and you’re more than welcome to leave a comment on my [...]

  2. 2 On August 21st, 2008, Dee said:

    How much is 200gr butter? does it make a difference if the bananas are very ripe? you say yellow bananas? Thank you.

  3. 3 On August 21st, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Dee

    200 gr are 7 ounces

    As for the bananas, the riper the banana the tastier the cake :-)

  4. 4 On September 9th, 2008, vicky said:

    Does this really taste good? I want to try making it for a class but it will be my first time, so i’m really nervous.

  5. 5 On September 10th, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Vicky
    Although it’s not a complicated cake and none of the ingredients is too pretentious, it’s actually one of the cakes I like best.
    I got mails from several readers, all said they just loved it, so I believe you have nothing to worry about.

    Don’t get nervous, cooking is fun, and your classmates will be asking for an encore

    Happy Cooking, let me know if you need any further information

  6. 6 On September 18th, 2008, Diana said:


    I would like to know if the butter could be substituted with vegetable oil and if it would makes a difference in how the cake will taste? thanks

  7. 7 On September 18th, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Diana

    The butter could be substituted with vegetable oil without making a significant change on the cake’s taste.
    If you tasted two cakes on the same time, one with butter and one with vegetable oil you’ll probably feel the different, but without an immediate comparison, the banana cake recipe can be done using veg oil and still taste great!

    Happy Cooking :-)

  8. 8 On September 21st, 2008, Diana said:

    I finally baked this cake today and just wanted to say thanks for the recipe! The cake turned out very light and delicious! But most importantly easy to make….I would really encourage anyone to try it…you won’t be disappointed…I think it will even taste better the next day.This recipe is definitely a keeper in our house !

  9. 9 On October 14th, 2008, Meow said:

    May I know what is the size of the cup (in ml) used/mentioned as above?

  10. 10 On October 15th, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Meow
    The cup I’m sing is a 200ml cup.

    I hope you’ll find this banana cake recipe as tasty as i do.
    Happy Cooking :-)

  11. 11 On November 3rd, 2008, Ayelet said:

    I’m going to try it tonight. Sounds easy enough.. can you just tell me one thing – have you tried this with fondant? I was thinking of making this for my kid’s birthday with something fun on it. I just want to make sure it wont be too light and hold up the fondant properly,… any thoughts?

  12. 12 On November 11th, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Ayelet

    Sorry for the late response.
    Did you try to use fondant on your banana cake?
    I think the cake is not firm enough to support the fondant so I wouldn’t use a fondant to cover it.
    You can use a fondant to prepare some decorations for the cake, but it’s not the best cake to use fondant on.
    I believe you’ve managed to make the best cake for your kid’s birthday, if you sent me pictures of the cake I’d be happy to present it on my site.

    Happy Cooking :-)

  13. 13 On November 22nd, 2008, Piya said:

    does this thing really work?

    i tried it and it went horribly wrong.


  14. 14 On November 23rd, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Piya
    This banana cake recipe is one of my favorite recipes!
    I got many comments from people saying it tastes great, so i guess it does work :-)
    If you have any question regarding the preperation of this bananacake recipe please feel free to ask.

  15. 15 On November 25th, 2008, jane said:

    I like your recipe but I think the baking time is waaayy too long.

  16. 16 On December 14th, 2008, cake recipes said:

    When is the best time for cake? Why anytime, of course. I love ice cream cake, and cookies and cream cake, and especially any type of chocolate cakes. Cakes are appropriate for any and all occasions big and small

  17. 17 On December 21st, 2008, Wali said:

    Can I use lime juice instead of lemon juice?


  18. 18 On December 23rd, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Wali
    Lime juice is great as well.
    When you don’t have all the recommended ingredients, whether it’s for this banana cake recipe or any other, improvisation is the way to go and you can find yourself with the best results

  19. 19 On December 23rd, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Jane (comment 15)
    I didn’t notice any problem with the baking time in this banana cake recipe.
    The actual temperature can very between ovens and it might cause the difference.
    Anyway, the only important thing is that you like the result and the taste of the banana cake.

  20. 20 On December 30th, 2008, jasmine said:

    Hi, i saw ur recipe and eagerly waiting to prepare this cake…b4 that request u to clarify this :
    1. do we require 3 cups of maida (dont u think its too much quantity)and can i use Amul butter or margarine ?
    2. is half tsp salt required ? i have never seen a cake recipe with salt as an ingredient thats why asking
    3. is lemon juice required (what is the purpose of lemon juice)? after adding milk and lemon juice, wont the mixture/milk curdle ? pls clarify my doubts at the earliest as i am eager to try this recipe

  21. 21 On January 5th, 2009, Sandra said:

    This recipe sounds great and easy to make, but I have a couple of questions. What kind of flour do I have to use?
    To Line a large baking dish with baking paper and pour in the soft mixture. What do you mean by this?

  22. 22 On January 17th, 2009, hassan said:

    Hi im hassan and i was just wondering whether
    it was okay to add chopped walnuts or something and thanks for the
    recipe it’s great =]

  23. 23 On January 17th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Hassan
    It’s ok to add chopped walnuts to this banana cake recipe, although I think it’s best to keep it as it is.
    I’m always in favor of changing ecipes and add your own touch, but as I like this recipe so much, I think you should try this recipe as it is first

  24. 24 On January 20th, 2009, hassan said:

    wow this cake really tastes amazing. i really liked it
    and more then 2/3 of my family liked it. i also have another question
    is there any kind of icing you can put on it?

    once again thanks its good im going to make it again =]

  25. 25 On January 25th, 2009, Leah said:

    How much is 200GR???
    I can’t wait to make this when i find out how much butter it is!!!!!!!
    Is it really that good would i like it because i like bananah bread? and because i LOVE bananas!!
    Oh and how many calories is it??

  26. 26 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Leah

    200 grams are 0.44 pounds, hope it helps.
    If you love bananas your sure goanna LOVE this banana cake recipe.

    Happy cooking :-)

  27. 27 On February 8th, 2009, MeeN said:

    hmmm is the lemon juice like you buy fresh lemon then then squeeze out the juice or what? if that’s not the case, where can i get those lemon juice? and if that’s the case that i would have to sqeeze out the juice from the lemon, will it be too sour or something? since it’s like 2 table spoon..

  28. 28 On March 9th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Dear Jasmine

    Trust me, all those ingredients are required.
    Follow the recipe and I’m convinced you’re just going to love it!

    Happy Cooking :)

  29. 29 On April 1st, 2009, libby said:

    This fondant recipe is great! i am only an ameture cook but i fouind this really easy and i gave it to all my mates and i shared tha cake too and they all loved it! i am now making this fondant recipe for special occasions for ppl! i owe all my thanks to you! i think you are a really great cook and recipe idea fontain!thanks again

  30. 30 On April 23rd, 2009, Awad said:

    thanks for the recipe

    1) Why using baking powder and baking soda together?

    2) Can I bake this recipe in a tin loaf?

  31. 31 On April 26th, 2009, Banana Cheese Cake Recipe - A cheese cake recipe you must try | said:

    [...] you follow my blog I hoped you already try my banana cake recipe, and I’m sure you’ll find this banana cheese cake recipe just as [...]

  32. 32 On June 8th, 2009, JakeHilfter said:

    this banana cake recipe is da best. Keep it going! Thank you

  33. 33 On June 16th, 2009, Julia said:

    I will be making this banana cake recipe for my child’s first birthday. Do you have a peanut butter icing recipe to go with this or one that compliments your banana cake recipe? He loves PB & Banana’s.

  34. 34 On June 17th, 2009, Alex Tan said:


    By adding some brown sugar make it nicer??!??

  35. 35 On August 6th, 2009, jasmin said:

    its the first time i’ve tried this recipe. its in the oven as i write this. thankyou. i hope i you dont mind,
    i have ulterd it, by adding vinilla, nutmeg and cinimon.
    also i have added 1/2 cup of golden syrup. if it dosent work outt then i will try your recipe how you intented it. again thankyou for the inspration! :)

  36. 36 On August 21st, 2009, Jess said:

    1 question about your banana cake recipe:
    1 and a half cups of sugar equal to how many grams?

  37. 37 On October 3rd, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Alex
    I’m a big fan of broun sugar, but i wouldnt change anything in this banana cake recipe.

    Happy Cooking :)

  38. 38 On October 15th, 2009, Peexlyday said:

    Hi People
    I just tried this banana cake recipe and it’s great – I say go for it

  39. 39 On October 21st, 2009, BixT said:

    I’ll never trash bananas anymore – this banana cake recipe is great, and the best thing is that i used almost rotten bananas and this banana cake recipe turned out great anyway

  40. 40 On October 28th, 2009, Alex said:

    I tried this banana cake recipe and really loved it

  41. 41 On November 1st, 2009, Dilru said:

    Thank you v much for sharing this banana cake recipe.. It works perfectly…

  42. 42 On November 5th, 2009, banana cake recipe said:

    thanks fir a great recipe dude

  43. 43 On November 13th, 2009, Kate said:

    I found this site using google and i want to thank you this banana cake recipe!

  44. 44 On November 21st, 2009, John Barnshaw said:

    Shouldn’t this be baked at 350 and not 180?

  45. 45 On November 25th, 2009, kath said:

    can i use fresh milk? will it have a negative effect on the cake if i use fresh milk?

  46. 46 On November 26th, 2009, kath said:

    can i use fresh milk for this banana cake recipe? will it have negative on the cake?

  47. 47 On November 26th, 2009, Helen said:

    I would like to try this banana cake recipe using the microwave cooking method? What would you suggest the cooking time be? 45 mts?

  48. 48 On December 18th, 2009, Don said:

    great banana cake recipe, but the temp 180 deg celcius is not correct. i turned my temp up to 280 degree to bake.

  49. 49 On January 14th, 2010, Sandra said:

    i had tried to bake the cake following your banana cake recipe, but found out the cake surface a bit harder , do you know what’s root cause and how to overcome .

    Besides, need yr further advice when we mix the milk , lemon juice adn flour into wet mixture, do I need continue for beating or stiring ?


  50. 50 On January 20th, 2010, carole said:

    Hi, i’m about to try out your banana cake recipe. i just sent my boyfriend to the store to get me some ingredients….can’t wait to try it, i have a whole bunch of ripe bananas sitting on my counter just waiting to be used….lol. hope it turns out. thank you

  51. 51 On January 27th, 2010, Gabbie said:

    delicious thanks! This Banana Cake Recipe turned out beautifully :)

  52. 52 On February 5th, 2010, Winnie said:

    Very moist and delicious. I follow all the ingredient except replacing the butter with corn oil. It is so good, next time will try less sugar and what happens. Thanks!!!

  53. 53 On February 18th, 2010, kelly said:

    Have you made this cake in a round cake pan? If you have is it for one pan or two? It sounds delish!

  54. 54 On March 5th, 2010, Natalie said:


    I really need a moist banana cake recipe. I’ve tried many before that just turn out tasting like a banana bread in a cake pan.

    My question is what icings/fillings would you recommend pairing with this cake? And which one is more moist your Banana Cake Recipe, or the walnut banana cake recipe?


  55. 55 On May 7th, 2010, venetia said:

    hey ! i have a couple of questions.

    im new to baking and was wondering how much you meant by 1 cup ( if its weight , please tell me in kilograms ) ? and how much serving is for this?

    i hope you will reply because im baking tomorrow and your banana cake receipe is the best that i can find so far.

    Thank oyu (:

  56. 56 On May 16th, 2010, nishan said:

    This banaba cake recipe is nice and delicious.But i think the cooking time is too long.because the cake i did was a little black on top.other than this everything is perfect.

  57. 57 On May 16th, 2010, shalini said:


  58. 58 On June 10th, 2010, jenny said:

    what kind of milk i’l use? is it condensed or evap? thanks

  59. 59 On June 23rd, 2010, anne said:

    what kind of flour are you using? cake flour or all purpose flour? thanks. i want to try this banana cake recipe

  60. 60 On June 26th, 2010, zurina said:

    I love this banana cake recipe, it is one of the best ever…After trying this recipe, I never even want to change it. It is always my family’s favourite. Thank you for sharing.

  61. 61 On August 16th, 2010, flora said:

    i love bananas
    i also love banana cake
    i hope this cake is good

  62. 62 On June 25th, 2011, irene said:

    hi i just made a banana cake with your recipe and it tasted great! I halved the portion for a smaller cake since i only had 2 over-ripe bananas. Also, i did not like it too sweet so i cut down on the sugar and not having any lemon juice, i replaced with store bought orange juice instead. The result was a success after 3 failed attempts at baking banana cake using some other recipes:)
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  63. 63 On July 8th, 2011, sheryl said:

    Wow. i heard so much about ur banana cake recipe.I will try your banana cake recipe, today. Can I put more banana(double it) and cut down the flour, pls advise. Or how much of banana can we put in for one recipe. Thank you.

  64. 64 On November 7th, 2011, mharz said:

    hi! after i read your banana cake recipe, i was shock because it’s the first time that i’ll bake a banana cake with lemon juice. is it really necessary to put lemon juice?

  65. 65 On December 7th, 2011, Akruzhael said:

    This cake is a beast ;)

    I made a huge moist banana cake.

  66. 66 On March 31st, 2012, JAQUELINE said:

    hello…can i make banana by steaming?thank you

  67. 67 On March 31st, 2012, JAQUELINE said:

    i mean i will not use my oven coz it is not functioning. Can i bake it through stemaer?salamat

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