Fruity Banana Cake Recipe

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I absolutely love a banana cake – it’s one of our most favourite cakes to bake. I quite like having bananas left looking a little sorry for themselves in the fruit bowl just so I can make a banana cake.

This one is light, moist and perfect served with custard or just eaten alongside a cup of tea. As much as we love a nice banana loaf, there really is nothing like a loaf of banana bread with dried fruit added into the mix.

Fruity Banana Cake Recipe

What dried fruit should you use in a Fruity Banana Cake?

The dried fruit really helps to keep the fruity banana bread moist and adds a really lovely texture to the bake as well. You can add any dried fruits you like to this moist banana fruit bread – mixed dried fruit, dried apricots, cherries, cranberries.

It would all work really well in this banana fruit loaf cake and would compliment the banana flavour perfectly. We usually either use raisins and sultanas or cheap mixed fruit.

You can make this into a simple banana and sultana loaf by just using sultanas for the dried fruit or a banana and apricot cake by using just dried apricots, chopped nicely before adding to the mix. One of my favourite alternatives is to use dried cherries to make this into a delicious banana and cherry loaf instead!

Whatever fruit you decide on, it’s not going to be the most healthy banana fruit loaf but it will definitely be one that everyone loves.

This easy banana bread recipe lasts well for a few days in an airtight container and can be frozen to be enjoyed at a later date too. This is great if you have many bananas to use up and don’t want them to go to waste. It really is one of our favourite banana recipes.

If you’re looking for other ways to use up overripe bananas, why not try our banana snack bars, chocolate chip banana muffins or banana pancakes? You can see all our ripe banana recipes here.

What equipment do you need for this easy fruit 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.

Fruity Banana Cake Recipe

So here’s our family banana fruit cake recipe it’s basically banana bread with fruit and creates a fantastic fruit loaf.

Ingredients

  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 80 g sultanas
  • 80 g raisins
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 200 g self raising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 170C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a loaf tin or line with baking parchment/baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, beating continuously before adding the mashed bananas, raisins and sultanas.
  • Add the flour and mix well before pouring into the loaf pan.
  • Cook for 60 minutes and until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

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Fruity Banana Cake Recipe

I absolutely love a banana cake and quite like having bananas left looking a little sorry for themselves in the fruit bowl just so I can make a banana cake. This one is light, moist and perfect served with custard or just eaten alongside a cup of tea.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 355kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 80 g sultanas
  • 80 g raisins
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 200 g self raising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 170C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a loaf tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, beating continuously before adding the bananas, raisins and sultanas.
  • Add the flour and mix well before pouring into the loaf tin.
  • Cook for 60 minutes and until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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

Fruity Banana Cake Recipe

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