The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake, super moist, made from scratch recipe with mashed bananas. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Excellent, easy banana cake

The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake, super moist, made from scratch recipe with mashed bananas. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Excellent, easy banana cake

Are you looking for a cake packed with flavor? Or how about a moist cake, yet one that gives you a lovely texture from the soft cake?

The bananas in this cake will give you a very moist and almost sticky texture. It's the mashed bananas. You'll note from the photos the texture that you'll get once the cake is baked. Ultimately, you end up with a very soft, moist and slightly sticky cake. It's absolutely delicious!

Well, look no further! Here you see how to make moist banana bread, using our perfect simple recipe.

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When baking this, your kitchen will be filled with lovely baking aromas of homemade baking, and once baked, you can sit back, make yourself a cup of tea and have a delicious slice of super moist and soft banana bread!

Share with friends, bring as a gift offering when you go visiting friends. Whatever the occasion, rest assured, you will enjoy this easy to make banana bread recipe.

So read on, print the recipe if you wish, or bookmark this recipe. I've also used this cake to make our Banana Cream Cake Trifle.

I had a couple of slices leftover so I decided to make the trifle and I have to say, using the banana bread really packs a punch of flavor and the texture is wonderful.

This recipe is flexible enough for you to use walnuts, or any of your favorite nuts, such as macadamia, pecan or cashew. We have a variety of banana loaf recipes that have caramel, Nutella, walnuts, coconut to name a few! So be sure to check those out.

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Baking time

55minutes

Equipment

You will need a loaf tin, mine measures 30cm x 12cm and 8cm deep. This recipe will also work in a regular 9 inch up to 12-inch loaf pan, same cook time

Ingredients

1 1/4 Cups or 225 g Plain / All Purpose flour sieved
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of salt
1/3 Cup or 75 g Butter
3/4 cup or 175 g Sugar
2 medium eggs lightly beaten
3 cups or 450 g peeled VERY RIPE bananas. (approx 4 medium bananas)

Top tip

Baking Soda / Bicarb of soda is used to enhance the texture and 'grain' of the loaf. It is not essential for you to use it, but it does give a bit of texture as banana breads can often be a little 'smooth' in texture.

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 170C, Gas 4, 350F.

2. Grease and line your baking tin. (if you have a silicone one, then no need to grease or line) . See here if you would like to know how to Line a Loaf Tin

If you don't have any parchment paper, use our easy pan release recipe (it only takes minutes to make a batch) and your cake will slide out no problem!


3. Use a potato masher or fork and mash the bananas

The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake showing mashed banana consistency
This is the consistency of the mashed banana you need to look for


4. Mix together the sieved flour, salt, bicarbonate soda and baking powder.

5. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add the eggs a little at a time with a few tablespoons of the flour (to stop the batter from splitting).

Creaming butter and sugar


6. Add the bananas, combine well.

7. Using a metal spoon, fold in the rest of the flour.

The BEST Banana Loaf Pouund cake, showing folding in flour to banana cake batter
Fold in gently so you don't knock the air out of the cake batter!


8. Transfer mixture to baking tin and spread evenly taking care to make sure the corners also have batter.

9. Place in the oven for 55minutes. Test after 45 minutes if ready using a metal skewer. Poke the skewer into the center of the cake mixture. If the skewer comes out clean, the cake's ready!

*** Please do test if the cake is done as all ovens are different and your cake may take a little longer or a little less time to bake.

The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake  is a super moist, made from scratch recipe with mashed bananas. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. An excellent, easy banana cake

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The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake, super moist, made from scratch recipe with mashed bananas. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Excellent, easy banana cake

The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

The BEST Banana Loaf Pound Cake, super moist, made from scratch recipe with mashed bananas. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Excellent, easy banana cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups or 225 g Plain / All Purpose flour sieved
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 Cup or 75 g Butter
  • 3/4 cup or 175 g Sugar
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 cups or 450 g peeled VERY RIPE bananas., approx 4 medium bananas

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 170C, Gas 4, 350F.
  2. Grease and line your baking tin. (if you have a silicone one, then no need to grease or line) .
  3. Use a potato masher or fork and mash the bananas.
  4. Mix together the sieved flour, salt, bicarbonate soda and baking powder.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add the eggs a little at a time with a few tablespoons of the flour (to stop the batter from splitting).
  6. Add the bananas, combine well.
  7. Using a metal spoon, fold in the rest of the flour.
  8. Transfer mixture to baking tin and spread evenly taking care to make sure the corners also have batter. If necessary, dropped the filled tin from a height of a couple of inches onto your work surface to help distribute the batter evenly.
  9. Place in the oven for 55 minutes. Test after 45 minutes if ready using a metal skewer. Poke the skewer into the center of the cake mixture. If the skewer comes out clean, the cake's ready! *** Please do test if the cake is done as all ovens are different and your cake may take a little longer or a little less time to bake
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my word, who are these people who have no idea how to measure. Your recipe was yeah shy of perfect. I added walnuts and a spot of Jamaican white rum to mine. I only have one word left for you….. “YUM!” ?

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    Andrea Valentine

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    5 stars
    Yum, yum, yummy!! First time I’ve made a banana loaf and this was delicious, light and moist!! Really nice balance to the flavour and texture, did all my recipe in grams as I’m from the UK, even made a caramel sauce to go with it. Another great recipe @lovefoodies

  3. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe, thank you! I made it today following the ingredients in grams and my son and I are loving the banana loaf. Very moist and full of flavour.

  4. your cups to weight ratio in the ingredients are inaccurate for flour, butter and sugar.
    Our cup measure is 150g.
    Your banana cup to weight ratio is also incorrect – the wet ingredient.

    Not sure which to use as nothing matches