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Banana and Ginger Cake

A simple recipe for a suberb cake. This is a scrumptious cake for a dessert or an afternoon tea in the park with friends!


  • 125 g unsalted butter

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup caster sugar

  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste or natural vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups self raising flour, sifted

  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda, sifted

  • Pinch salt

  • ¼ cup full cream milk

  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed

  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 170º C.

  • 2.

    Using a mixer, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until pale and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time mixing thoroughly each time.

  • 3.

    Add flour, bicarbonate and salt and fold in with a wooden spoon until incorporated. Add milk, banana and ginger and fold in.

  • 4.

    Grease and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

  • 5.

    Pour the cake batter into the tin and bake for 40-60 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  • 6.

    Allow the cake to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before removing the cake from the tin and then cool on a cooling rack.

  • 7.

    Serve, with a dollop of double cream or just as is.


Serves: 6-8
Time: 1 ½ hour

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Posted by Report
method would be helpful
Posted by Report
Cake was a disaster ,next time , if there is a next time I will use a ring tin..I will be searching for another recipe, a more reliable and thorough one.
Posted by Report
Method is clear, but how about tin size , oven temp. If I had never cooked a cake before I would have no idea as what to do .
You really need to have a little more information and detail. For all the novice cooks.
Posted by Report
The method for making it is missing! The ingredients won't cook themselves.
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I agree Hannah would love the method