Banana and Walnut Cake
Banana Apple Cake
Banana Oatmeal Bread
Banana Pineapple Cake
Banana Buttermilk Loaf
Blueberry Banana Cake
Banana Lime Cake
Banana Butterscotch Cake
Banana Pecan Fudge Loaf
Banana Pumpkin Seed Cake
Chocolate Feijoa and Banana Bundt Cake
Chocolate Chip and Cherry Banana Bread
Espresso Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Banana Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
Upside-down Caramelised Banana Cake
 
Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Passionfruit Cream
 

 

 

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This site is dedicated to some of the best Banana Cake recipes ever conceived for home cooking. Moist, sweet and tasty, banana cake is a firm favorite with many families around the world, but what makes banana cake a winner in the kitchen is its simplicity! A standard Banana Cake recipe is economical, uses basic ingredients, and makes great use of over-ripened bananas! And it takes so little time to make - from gathering the ingredients to tasting the delicious result - you're probably wondering why you never tried this recipe before!

What makes a good Banana Cake?
From my experience, using well ripened bananas is the key to a good banana cake. The riper the banana, the denser and more pronounced the banana flavor of the cake. As you could well imagine, when bananas are used in baking, their warm, sweet scent infuses into the entire cake.

Where did Banana Cake originate?
There are many theories as to the origins of Banana Cake or Banana Bread (baked in a loaf tin), but according to many food historians banana cake/bread is a relatively recent phenomenon. The first record of banana bread baking appeared in Pillsbury’s Balanced Recipes (1933). Its popularity as a hearty bread escalated in the 1960s when home baking once again became the rage. Also during this period many cookbooks modified the standard Banana Bread recipe by introducing new ingredients such as fruits and nuts.

What are the health benefits of Banana Cake?
As with many baked foods, the more eggs, plain flour and shortening you use, the more fats, refined carbohydrates and cholesterol your cake will contain. But substituting some of these items with healthier ingredients will create a more nutritious dish. Bananas however are low in fat and are an excellent source of vitamin B6 as well as containing moderate amounts of potassium (helps lower blood pressure and promote bone health), magnesium (an essential mineral that is involved in many important metabolic functions in the body), and vitamin c. See Banana Nutritional chart below.

Variations on a favorite recipe.
Since the 1960s, the humble banana cake has continued to evolve into a variety of tasty recipes which makes this dish so versatile! This site tries to list as many different and exciting Banana Cake based recipes as possible, starting with a plain Banana Cake recipe (which I recommend trying, for the sake of comparison at least!), to tried and true recipes such as Banana and Walnut Cake, to more enterprising recipes such as Upside-down Caramelized Banana Cake. So dust off your baking pans and don your apron for an unbeatable treat!




Banana Nutritional Value
(Raw, edible parts per 3.5oz (100g))

Energy 371kJ (89 kcal)
Carbohydrates 22.84g
Sugars 12.23g
Dietary fiber 2.6g
Fat 2.6g
Protein 1.09g
Vitamin A equiv. 3μg (0%)
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.031mg (3%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.073mg (6%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.665mg (4%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.334mg (7%)
Vitamin B6 0.4mg (31%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 20μg (5%)
Choline 9.8mg (2%)
Vitamin C 8.7mg (10%)
Calcium 5mg (1%)
Iron 0.26mg (2%)
Magnesium 27mg (8%)
Manganese 0.3mg (14%)
Phosphorus 22mg (3%)
Potassium 358mg (8%)
Zinc 0.15mg (2%)