Banana cake with butter frosting

Banana cake with butter frosting



  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp bi-carb of soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups self – raising flour
  • Butter Frosting:
  • 125 grams butter
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

Brush 20cm round cake tin with oil or melted butter, line base with baking paper

Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in small mixing bowl until light and creamy

Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition

Add essence and mashed banana, beat until combined. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl

Dissolve soda in milk

Using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flour, alternately with milk. Stir until all ingredients are just combined and the mixture is smooth. Spoon into prepared tin and smooth the surface

Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into centre of cake

Leave cake in tin for at least 10 mins before turning on to a wire rack.

Butter Frosting

Using electric beaters, beat butter, icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Spread onto cooked cake.

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