The Best Banana Cake I have ever made -with all the Banana Taste in it.

I have tried different banana cake recipes and they all turned out good and tasty but this banana cake recipe beats them all. It is yummy melts in the mouth, and you can taste the banana as you are eating it.

Ingredients (exactly as I used them)

  • 6 big ripe bananas ( about 2 cups mashed)
  • 3 and ½ cups all purpose flour (438.5g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (170g) margarine
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) light or dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and ½ cups (360ml) buttermilk at room temperature


  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, salt. Whisk all together and set aside.
  2. Mash the bananas with fork or mixer and set aside.
  3. Cream butter till smooth and creamy. Add both sugars and cream until smooth.
  4. Add egg and vanilla. Beat on high speed.
  5. Beat in mashed bananas.
  6. Add dry ingredients in four additions, alternating with the buttermilk and mix each addition just until it’s incorporated into the batter. Don’t over mix.


  • The batter won’t be thick.
  • You can add 1 cup of mixed fruits and chopped almonds to give this banana cake a nutty taste.
  • You can equally sprinkle sesame seed on top of the bread for more nutrition and aesthetics.
  • If you do not have buttermilk at home, you can check out this homemade alternative. That is what I use for this recipe and it turns out great all the time.

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Nigerian Cake

Nigerian Cake Recipe


  1. All purpose flour                        – 400 gms
  2. Granulated Sugar                      – 300 gms
  3. Margarine                                   – 400 gms
  4. Baking powder                          – 3 tsp
  5. Nutmeg                                       –   1/2 Tsp
  6. Vanilla flavour                          – 3 Tsp
  7. Egg                                              – 8 large
  8. Milk (optional)                         – 1/2 cup
  9. Mixed fruits (soaked in alcohol for days) – optional


  • Grease the baking pan,(I used 8 inch round pan) with margarine and dust it lightly with flour.
  • Cream the sugar and margarine till it becomes lighter, fluffy and creamy.
  • Preheat Oven at 180 degree Celsius for at least 15 minutes.
  • Add the egg, one at a time, and mix at medium speed.
  • Add the vanilla flavour.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients and whisk or sieve together to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated. (If you are using mixed fruit, add it into the flour )
  • Mix in the milk and flour in four intervals. if your mixer is small then use a big spatula to fold it in (milk, flour, milk, flour,….). (try not to over mix your batter as it will make the cake tough)
  • Put batter in baking pan and bake at 180 degree Celsius at the middle section of your oven for one hour.
  • The cake is done when a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  • turn off the oven and let the cake cool in pan before transferring it to a cooling rack
  • Decorate or serve with fresh juice or ice cream, once it’s cooled.