Banana Cake


I like bananas when they are only just ripe. Too yellow and they taste icky. This means that we always have an abundance of overripe bananas – either in the fruit bowl or in the freezer. Either are great for this cake. I doubled the recipe and made two cakes, because sometimes one just isn’t enough. As usual, this cake would also be delish full of gluten, just swap the flours listed for regular plain flour.


Gluten-free banana cake
Adapted from CWA Cakes

250 grams of soft butter
1/2 cup of raw sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
3 eggs
3 overripe bananas
3/4 cup of brown rice flour
1/4 cup of gluten-free plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 teaspoons of ground ginger

Fresh on the left, frozen on the right.

Beat the butter and sugars until light and creamy, then beat in the golden syrup and eggs. Mash the ripe bananas and  them stir through. Add the flours, baking powder and ginger and stir to combine. Perfect!


Pour into a greased and lined tin, and bake at 180 degrees for around an hour. Mine took 65 minutes. Lick the bowl.


The ginger makes this beautifully bitey, while still being soft, banana-y and moist. Moist! You can top with cream cheese frosting and walnuts if you so please. Or just eat warm from the oven.


We did both.

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2 thoughts on “Banana Cake

  1. Joanne Bracken says:

    Sounds good, but I don’t like banana cake as a rule. I made a zucchini and walnut cake the other day, as I have MANY zucchinis at the mo! It is delish! I added cranberries to it as they are my new favorite dried fruit. Yummy!

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