Banana cake with passionfruit cream

Banana cake with passionfruit cream



  • 125g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda


  • 100g cream cheese
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp passionfruit pulp, seedless
  • 2 bananas and passionfruit to decorate


Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and flour 22cm cake pan.

Add lemon juice to milk in a mixing bowl.

Place butter, sugar, banana, vanilla and eggs into food processor for 2 mins. Add milk/lemon juice and pulse for a few seconds.

Add sifted flour and bi-carb and process until all combined.

Bake 60 mins.

To make the icing, beat cream cheese and butter together, gradually adding the sifted icing sugar. Beat in the passionfruit pulp and lemon juice at the end.

Spread over cooled cake. Brush sliced bananas with lemon juice and arrange around the edge of the cake. Using the back of a spoon make a well in the centre of the icing and spoon on passionfruit pulp.


  • This cake may be made ahead of time but it is best decorated around serving time.
  • This is a perfect afternoon tea cake and the passionfruit, cream cheese and bananas are a great combination.
  • This banana cake recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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