Super Easy Banana Cake Recipe

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Recently I have decided that all Mums should bake. And they should bake well – obviously this is a little bit tongue in cheek. This is taking some practice and I think it will take years to perfect! But I think that I have ticked the ‘Mums must make cake’ box, even if the cakes aren’t perfect just yet! One of my favourite cakes is this Banana Loaf Cake recipe, as it uses up ‘past their best’ bananas and tastes great too.

Banana Cake Recipe
Banana cake fresh from the oven

This cake is full of goodness – with bananas and dried fruit – as well as all the typical cake ingredients. It’s easy to make, so satisfying and makes the house smell wonderful too. It’s a great cake for any occasion – having friends or family round, taking cake to someone’s house, for a bake sale or just to enjoy at home and it’s one we make regularly without fail.

How do you make this banana cake?

To make this moist banana cake we use low fat spread but you could use any unsalted butter or margarine. We use self raising flour for ease but you could use a plain flour and a little baking soda or baking powder if you wanted. We also use caster sugar but golden caster sugar or even granulated sugar work well as an alternative. I know many people like adding vanilla to their bakes but I often leave it out. You can add a teaspoon vanilla extract to this bake if you feel like it without effecting the recipe.

Banana Cake
Fruity banana cake sliced and ready to eat

We also have this cake plain, just as it is. But, you can also top it with a lovely cream cheese frosting if you wanted or even slice it and put the frosting in the centre. It’s a lovely, fluffy banana cake that can be enjoyed however you like it. 

How does cake fit into a Weight Watchers lifestyle?

For anyone following Weight Watchers, this banana loaf should make 10 slices, at 5 Pro Points per slice. Even when following a diet plan it’s lovely to have a sweet treat and this banana cake is perfect for satisfying that craving in the mid-afternoon or enjoying in the evening with a nice cup of tea. I won’t say it’s healthy but it’s definitely a healthier option!

Fruity Banana Cake
Banana cake waiting to be sliced

Why should I make this simple banana cake recipe?

This moist banana fruit cake is one of the easiest cakes to bake and it’s great for making with children. It uses up leftover bananas, great for reducing waste, and it’s delicious to have at any time of the day.

As it’s a loaf cake it slices really easily too and it also freezes well so you can make it when you have old bananas at home and then freeze it until you want to eat it at a later date.

If you’re looking for alternative banana recipes, or more banana cake recipes, check out our banana bread recipe, banana and chocolate chip muffins or nutty banana muffins recipes. You can see all our recipes for using overripe bananas here.

What equipment do you need for this easy banana cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too.

Banana Cake Recipe - Our Family Favourite
Fruit Banana Cake Slices

So here is my low fat Banana Cake Recipe – happy baking!


  • 75 g low fat spread or butter, at room temperature 
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 75 g raisins


  • Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin or spray with cooking spray.
  • Beat spread and caster sugar together in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs until combined, then fold in the flour, mashed bananas and raisins.
  • Spoon into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1hr-1hr15 until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 15 mins then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

If you’d like to print or pin the Banana Cake Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Banana Cake Recipe

A simple cake the whole family can enjoy and a great way to use up over ripe bananas too.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, banana cake, cake


  • 75 g low fat spread
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 75 g raisins


  • Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
  • Beat spread and caster sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs until combined, then fold in the flour, bananas and raisins. Spoon into the tin and bake for 1hr-1hr15 until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 15 mins then remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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