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Dads Banana Cake Recipe

There isn’t much more satisfying than to make food for your family and they love it. Having my daughter half the time over the last 12 years I have come to really enjoy cooking for her and this Banana Cake is a winner.

We have our favourites i.e. Lasagna, Chicken Casserole, Chicken Schnitzels, Toasties, Spaghetti Bol, BBQ Mash and Vegetables. I have also enjoyed making deserts like Chocolate Mouse, I’ll share that recipe next time I make it.

See below a Banana Cake Recipe that I baked today, its moist and not to sweet with a tasty icing. It was quite a large cake and it took about 1 1/2 hours to cook in my oven. I would suggest you set the timer for 1 hour, then keep checking every 15 minutes until the wooden skewer comes out clean.


  • 1 1cups bananas, mashed, ripe
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • cups flour
  • 1 1teaspoons baking soda
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3cup butter, softened
  • 2 1cups sugar
  • large eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1cups buttermilk


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 250g cream cheese, softened


  • chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 275°F (135C).
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 cake tin.
  • In a small bowl, mashed the banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix self-raising flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy (I use a Kenwood mixer)
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla. Crack the eggs in a separate bowl, then drop into mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  • Stir in banana mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and could place in the fridge to cool down or just on the bench before icing.
  • For the frosting, mix the butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Add icing sugar and mix on low speed until combined, then on high speed until icing is smooth.
  • Spread on top of cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if you would like this, its add a little crunch.