Recipe of the Week


Amazing Banana cake

Course: cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Michelle
Nice light, tasty cake I got this recipe from Justamumnz blog and use it all the time, never fails to please


  • 175 g softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cup yoghurt mixed with 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas l freeze whole bananas in skin and then thaw and mash just before adding to mix
  • Icing
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar recipe says 6 but l find 4 is enough
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of lemon


  1. 22 x 33cm dish
  2. oven temperature 135 C
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in bowl and set aside
  4. Beat butter and sugar
  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time
  6. Stir in vanilla
  7. Mix in flour alternating with buttermilk
  8. Stir in bananas
  9. Bake 1hr 10 minutes
  10. Immediately put in freezer for 45 minutes or until you want it


  1. put all ingredients in a bowl and beat together will until the icing fluffs up and can add extra lemon juice to get icing how you like it
  2. Spread icing over cake
  3. Enjoy

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