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Banana and walnut cake

Here comes my confession!

I do not like bananas.

You ask, “why are you sharing banana and walnut cake recipe?”

Well, while I don’t like bananas, I do love recipes with bananas! I love banana shakes, banana ice cream and carmalised bananas! And banana and walnut cake is one of my favourite cakes.

I bake this banana and walnut cake all the time and it goes perfectly with tea and coffee. It’s a pretty easy cake to bake and is pretty easy to bake.

If you do try this banana and walnut cake, please tag me on instagram incredible.kitchen

Happy baking!



PS: Please forgive me for not liking bananas if banana is your favourite fruit!

Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Course Dessert, evening tea, high tea, Snack
Cuisine American, English, European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices
Calories/Serving 494kcal


  • 280 gram plain flour all purpose flour
  • 175 gram salted butter room temprature
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 280 gram caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2.5 cups mashed bananas use very ripe bananas
  • 2 bananas for decoration for decoration on top
  • 100 gram walnuts lightly toasted and chopped


  • Heat the oven to 175C
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy. When sugar and butter are beaten together, the mixture turns from yellow to white in colour. It's easier to do this using an electric whisk
  • Add one egg at a time until fully incorporated
  • Add the flour mix in multiple stag, beating at a low speed until just combined
  • Fold in the mashed banana so that it's fully incorporated. Do not over mix it
  • Mix in the walnuts gently
  • Grease and flour the pan
  • Pour in the mixture, filling in 2/3rd of the pan. If there is any left over mixture, you can make little muffins with it
  • Arrange the bananas on top
  • Bake the cake for 45- 60 minutes
  • Check at 45 minute point by inserting a skewer in the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, then cake is done. If the bakes starts to brown on the sides but is raw in the middle, cover it with a foil with a hole torn in the foil
  • Let the cake cool down for 10-15 minutes in the pan and remove from the pan and let it completely cool down on a wire rack


If do not want to use the two bananas for decoration,  mash them up along with the other bananas and use in the cake mix.
First lightly toast the bananas and then chop them up roughly.
The banas you use for for the cake should be very ripe, with the peel browned. I normally buy the bananas and leave them in the bag and keep in a darkened place for them to ripen.
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Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake
Banana and walnut cake

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