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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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




Best banana cake recipe ever!!

This is so cool :)

I love this recipie

Patrice Tuwairua

I always loved the Edmonds cook book. Thats where we started as kids with our parents. There was a well used book in our kitchen. I have always baked the banana cake. I just haven't baked it for a few years now. I'm glad I can find it on the internet. Thanks so much.

Tanatana Kohanga Reo

Delicious! and easy for children to follow the recipe


I add cinnamon to the mixture compliments the banana taste, yummy


Really really good recipie


Great recipe. Delicious every time!