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Banana Cake, a fab recipe handed down from my mum! - Fab Food All #banana #cake
4.7 from 10 votes

Banana Cake

The most delicious banana cake with a dark chocolate topping.
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10
Author Camilla


  • 3 Eggs large
  • 200 g / 7oz Golden castor sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla sugar
  • 140 g / 5oz Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 115 g / 4 oz Butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ripe Banana or 1.5 black bananas mashed
  • For topping:
  • 100 g / 3.5 oz Dark chocolate
  • Knob of butter


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175ÂșC.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf tin (dimensions 21.6 cm wide, 11.4 cm deep, 5.5 cm height).
  3. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar until pale and foamy.
  4. Blend flour and baking powder together and fold into mixture alternately with melted butter.
  5. Then fold in the mashed banana.
  6. Put in a loaf tin and cook in the centre of the oven for about 50 minutes or until the cake springs back when prodded.
  7. Leave to cool for a few minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to fully cool.
  8. Make the chocolate topping by melting the chocolate and butter in a small glass bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring until melted.
  9. Scrape the chocolate out of the bowl and onto the cake with a spatula.
  10. Use a palette knife to spread the chocolate evenly over cake.
  11. Allow to set (we have never managed to wait this long though)!

Recipe Notes

Melt the butter first in a microwave on a low heat for less than a minute. Cover your dish with a plate in case of splatters!