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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Delicious!! Every time, made it for so many people as well and they have all really enjoyed it too! So moist!!

Jasmine Anderson

My son and his kindy love my banana cakes every time I make them.

Jared Dixon

Very good recipe! Tasty and delicious


Never fails me this recipe - highly recommend. Moist and delicious

Joe mama

Disgusting gross even my son puked


Edmonds will forever be go to recipes they’re so simple and almost never fail to be delicious


Tastes just like the good ol days! Kids loved it. Haven’t made one for years that tastes this good. Thumbs up feom all the family. Eaten in a day.

Lena Ataera

The Best ever

Viv biddles

Great old school recipes