Mother's Favourite Banana Cake

cake, dessert, sweet


For the cake:

113g butter

1 cup (225g) sugar

2 eggs

2 large bananas, mashed

1 1/2 cups (190g) flour

2.25 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp warm milk

Cream Cheese Icing:

55g (1/4 cup) butter, softened

220g (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

375g (3 cups) confectioners’/icing sugar

Pinch salt

Lemon zest


Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add mashed bananas then flour and then soda dissolved in milk.

Bake about 30 minutes in a moderate oven.

When cool ice with a lemony icing or coffee icing with half walnuts set on top or passionfruit icing.


In a large bowl, whip the butter and cream cheese together until very smooth, with no lumps remaining. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the confectioners sugar, reserved lemon zest, and salt and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Garnish with blueberries and sliced almonds if desired.