Banana cake with brown sugar frosting recipe

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This banana cake with brown sugar frosting is a fantastic recipe to make for summer fetes, bake sales or just to have in the tin for when friends pop over

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

The brown sugar frosting which tops this moist banana cake, almost has a toffee flavour, giving you a classic banoffee cake for afternoon tea. Don't be afraid to be generous with the icing on this decadent cake, you won't hear any complaints from friends and family!

It's a great way to use up any really ripe bananas you have hanging around in the fruit bowl, and it's easy to make with just a handful of ingredients for the sponge. Put some time aside this weekend and give it a go - it's simple enough to get the kids helping out too.



  • 180g self-raising flour
  • 150g Demerara sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 180g butter
  • 3 eggs


  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 200g icing sugar




  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until fully mixed.
  2. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. When baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minute, then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool fully.
  3. To make the frosting beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar a tablespoon at a time until you have a stiff spreading consistency. You may not need all of the icing sugar.
  4. When the cake is cooled, place it on a serving plate and spread the frosting over.
Top Tip for making Banana cake with brown sugar frosting

This cake is a great addition to afternoon tea, and goes well with a good cuppa.


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