Easy Moist Banana Cake – And It’s Quick Too

Some of our favourite recipes have been passed on by our twin mum friends.

There’s something about having twins that makes you find and use very quick and easy recipes.

Funny that.

This cake came from a twin mum friend Sarah. She brought it to a multiple birth club Christmas Party. I was fighting my twins for it!

It’s so moist, that’s the special thing about this recipe, perhaps because it has a really high proportion of bananas in it.

easy moist quick banana cake

I drizzled this one in white and milk chocolate whilst it was still warm. Why not?

Easy, Moist Banana Cake

350g plain flour
4tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarb of soda
250g melted butter
300g brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla paste
6-8 large bananas mashed
– choc chip or sultanas if desired

1. Melt together brown sugar and butter ( I use the microwave). Cool slightly.

2. Sift and mix together flour, bicarb and baking powder.

3. Add eggs, vanilla and banana to the sugar/butter mixture.

4. Genty fold  in the flour.

5. Add choc chips or sultanas or whatever.

I cook this in a big square tin at 160 in my fan forced oven. It takes about 45 minutes.  Sometimes I make it into muffins or bake as a slice and then it’s about 15 minutes or so.

This recipe makes a large amount, I doubled the original recipe.

It’s an ideal size of cake for a park playdate with the twins’ kindi classes.

A Healthier Banana Cake

If you’re looking for a MUCH more healthy and super nutritious banana cake, check out this Super Healthy Banana Bread recipe

Moist banana cake

Not the healthiest, but very delicious. But if you like a super healthy banana cake try this recipe.

It didn’t last long.

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Is banana cake a staple at your house?

What do you bake to take to the playground?

 Happy baking




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Posted on: December 1, 2014


  • Reply October 25, 2012


    The cake in the picture has icing too. What sort of icing?

    • Reply October 25, 2012


      Hi, it’s just drizzled with melted white and milk chocolate. The cake was warm so the chocolate all ozzed together. Not very healthy!

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    I do a banana bread, the kids take it to school. Its one thing I know they will both eat out of their lunch boxes. The 2 at home will also eat it, so its a nice treat for all of them.

    • Reply October 27, 2012


      Yes, and if I use wholemeal flour I can convince myself it’s pretty health. Well, almost!

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    looks divine!!! Definitely on my list to try!!

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    I do love a good banana cake (especially ones with choc chips, warm out of the oven).

    Taking a cake to the playground doesn’t happen anymore with me, but I doubt any cake would last long enough to even make it out the door! Especially if it has the cream cheese icing on it. I think that is a must for my banana cakes, though I like the idea of the melted choc, because, you can never have too much chocolate!

    Thanks, Annie
    (I found you via FYBF)

    • Reply October 27, 2012


      Hello via FYBF, cream cheese icing is just the best isn’t it? I have a spiced zucchini cake recipe with cream cheese icing and am salivating at the thought of it!

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    Oh, Seana! This looks absolutely divine! We love banana bread in this house…Banana cake is going to make me a very popular Mama 🙂
    P.S Will send you that google map of my local park shortly x

    • Reply October 27, 2012


      Hi Grace, do send the map and also can I ask you which of your local beaches you find the best for babies. I am planning a roundup post on Sydney’s Best Beaches for Babies soon.

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    Oh man, that looks soooooo good! I am always looking for new banana cake recipes to try and I will definitely be trying this one! #fybf

    • Reply October 27, 2012


      Do, and I will see if you’ve posted yours on your blog. Always good to keep an open mind with cakes.

  • Reply October 26, 2012


    That looks so yummy!! I have a favourite banana cake recipe, but I always like trying others to see if I can better it! I might try it this weekend, as I’ve got some bananas that are just about cake ready! 🙂

    • Reply October 27, 2012


      Love a very ripe banana, so sweet. I have some in the freezer just now… waiting for the right moment!

  • Reply October 29, 2012


    Yummy! Love the added drizzle. x

  • Reply December 3, 2014

    Desire Empire

    There’s nothing nicer than a bit of moist banana cake. I lived on the stuff when I had newborns. At the rate at which bananas ripen in Summer I shall be making stacks of them no doubt. It’s a great way to use them up and I cannot stand chucking them out, no matter how black they get. My kids will never know.

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