You guys may have tasted banana cake! But have you ever tasted the best banana cake EVER? I just did a few days ago! It was  unbelievably moist, light and scrumptious!

This recipe called to be mixed in a food processor which I did. I do not know for sure if you’d get the same texture using a normal mixer but what the heck you could try it anyway. The cake was finished in about a day and I polished most of it myself!

Slice em’ up nice and thick to ensure that each and everyone has enough and be sure to use baking paper to line the tray!

Me looking dead serious trying to place the banana cake in a strategic fashion.

Believe me when I say it was awesome.


The Starting Chef

The Recipe adapted from Exclusively Food

125g butter, softened (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt with the flour)
330g (1 1/2 cups) sugar ( use half brown sugar and half white)

280g (1 very slightly rounded cup) very ripe, mashed banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
100ml (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) buttermilk (Add a 1 tbsp of vinegar to  plain milk if you don’t have any. I used one tbsp of plain yogurt mixed with milk)
225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour (or just add a heaping spoon of baking powder to plain flour)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 75 g packed brown sugar
  • 15 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 15 g butter

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius fan-forced. If you don’t have a fan-forced oven, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Grease the side and base of a 22cm diameter (inside top measurement) round cake pan. We use a springform pan for easy removal of the cake. Line base of the pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place butter, sugar, banana, vanilla and eggs in a food processor.

Process for about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of processor. Add buttermilk and pulse to combine. ©

Sift flour, salt (if using) and bicarbonate of soda together into a large bowl. Add flour mixture to food processor and process until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon to create topping. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Sprinkle topping over cake.
(Now, when I put this topping over the banana cake, it did sink; it doesn’t in my usual banana cake recipe, however, I think it did add to the yum factor!)

Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer or knife inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.



  1. OMG nisha! this is really big time man.. this is the first one i am looking at btw.. gosh.. u shld seriously do something abt it.. start ur own cook show or something/open ur own bakery or what..i dont mind working for you (so this means i’m the first applicant if you’re ever hiring) 😉

    this cake looks amazing btw.. am showing it to few of my collegues .. they are all wowing ard me 😉

    and ur profile pic.. u eating some cake or somethin.. looks sexay! 😉

    alright am gonna continue looking thru the other stuff u have here 🙂

    1. Thanks babe! I just changed the profile picture to sth where I was eating to so that it will be more suitable for my blog since its a food blog anyway! And yes your application was successful! hahahah! Thanks for showing it to your colleagues! Try out sth soon k and let me know how it goes! 😀

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