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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I use this recipe a lot. It’s also good as muffins.

Nicola - Montrose Scotland

Made this for years for one of my daughter's birthday, fab recipe


I have always made this for my girls birthday for years,


Using just 1cup of flour makes a more moist and delicious cake. 2 cups makes a larger but drier cake.



Tania Thompson

Fantastic cake
Loved making it.
Is there anyway that one is able to get hold of a copy of the Edmonds cook book?


I love ❤️ baking anything


I love ❤️

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

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