Banana Cake

This classic recipe remains one of the most popular in the Edmonds Cookery Book.

You can also find this recipe in te reo Māori: Keke Panana

1 hour 30 mins
Prep Time
Banana Cake



  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Butter the inside of a 20cm deep round cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add the mashed banana and mix well.
  4. Stir the baking soda into the hot milk and add to creamed mixture, then sift the dry ingredients together and fold through the creamed mixture.
  5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared tin, level the top, and bake for about 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  6. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. When cold ice with Lemon or Chocolate Icing or dust with icing sugar.


  • You could also bake the mixture in two 20cm round sandwich tins for 25 minutes. Sandwich the cakes together with whipped cream and sliced banana and dust the top with icing sugar.

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Judith Marshall

Mum had made this cake for decades as we grew up and now I have been asked to make it for my older brother's 63rd birthday.
It's a soft textured cake if done properly with a lovely subtle banana flavour.
It's such a great cake mum always multiplied recipe and cooked it in a roasting pan.

briez and kordell

so good we love making it, nice and simple. we use it every time

Deborah Griffin

Best banana cake base recipe ever!!!


Very yummy but needs more info. Like many servings do you get and nutrient info, like how much sugar in each serve etc and how long until it will go off etc like should I keep in fridge etc?


I been using this recipe for 10years and it's really good


So good I been using this cake recipe for 10 years and it's really nice


So good yummy


Excellent recipe I always make it!

Marina Glover

This recipe has been in my family for generations as I grew up in NZ.
This recipe is always reliable. I’ve tried many other Banana Cake recipes, but this takes the cake…. Excuse the Pun.


Best recipe ever and my gosh it tastes absolutely divine

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