Banana Cake

From time to time I do actually get  little bit of time to do some baking, more often than not, when we have black squidy bananas! I have made this recipe more than anything else since Tabitha was born and it is pretty fool-proof so should you have to comfort the crying baby or get distracted cleaning up some spit up (random daily events of a mother) the cake can handle 10 extra minutes in the oven, which makes it the perfect cake right? Here is how you do it:


  • 285g of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 110 g of Butter
  • 225g of Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Bananas – Mashed
  • 85ml of Buttermilk
  • 100g of Chocolate Chips
  • 120g of Crushed Walnuts
Banana Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (Fan)
  2. Start by sieving the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs, mashed banana and buttermilk to the mixture and stir thoroughly
  5. Then fold in the flour mixture until mixed well
  6. Then add the walnuts and chocolate and stir in
  7. Grease a cake tin, line the base with baking paper and pour in the mixture
  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until risen and brown
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving

It is delicious every time I make it and I love the fact that it does not need to be frosted or iced because if it did, it might just not get done in this household.

Please remember that this one is not baby friendly! But let me know your favourite (non-baby friendly) cakes in the comments below.

Chantelle x


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