Thursday, 31 May 2012

Kiki & Katie's super delicious banana cake recipe

100g butter 
275g sugar
2 eggs
350g self raising flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2tsp salt
5 ripe bananas
1tsp vanilla essence

Go and grease a cake tin and preheat your oven to 180C (that's 356F to you, my American friends!) Don't worry about the size of the cake tin, if there's mixture left over you get to make cupcakes with it too!

1. Cream together the butter and sugar. If you can, find yourself a cute little helper to do this for you:

I'd just like to point out that Katie's face here is a huge exaggeration. I promise you it is not that difficult to cream the butter and sugar. 

2. Beat in the eggs and add the vanilla essence. 

3. Fold in all of the dry ingredients. I skipped both the salt and the bicarbonate of soda and it actually turned out really nice, so it's up to you whether or not to include them! 

4. Mash up the bananas but leave them slightly chunky. I know that 5 seems a little bit excessive, I actually adapted this recipe from an old Good Housekeeping book and trust me, it's very yummy with 5 bananas mixed in. 

5. Now pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake at the centre of the oven for 30 minutes. You might notice that it has risen a lot and is already golden-brown after only 15-20 minutes. If this is the case, turn the oven down a little and bake for slightly longer. 

Have you forgotten to preheat the oven? Have a listen to this sweet music while you're waiting for it to heat up :)

Now it's time to decorate!

Make buttercream by mixing 85g of butter with 230g of icing sugar (and, if you're feeling fancy, a few drops of food colouring too :) Again, this is a good time to bring out your cute little helper...

... just be sure to keep an eye on her if she has a tendency to gobble up the icing!

That's all, just keep your cake(s) in the fridge because they're extra yummy when the icing is cold. 

Love from Kiki & Katie

inspire nordic


  1. That looks delicious! And I'm thinking decorating must be the most fun. When we were young my cousins and I often decorated cookies and biscuits! Loads of fun!

  2. Yummy they look lush! I love buttercream and icing yuum. It looks like you all had alot of fun baking together :)

  3. Looks great! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  4. Oh this food can drive me crazy!!
    love this sweet stuffs!!!


  5. omgosh, this looks divine-and reminds me of my grandmother's banana layer cake!

  6. This recipe and the photos look amazing!!!! I'm gonna have to try this!!!

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  7. If only I liked bananas!

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  9. Everyone wants me to give up on my diet :-(
    Aaah screw it, these look too good to resist!

  10. Yum, I have to try this! And your blog is very sweet by the way. :)