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Banana Loaf

Originating in the USA, this cakey loaf is a real crowd pleaser!


  • 430g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 430g caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 430g self-raising flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 75g icing sugar
  • Handful dried banana chips, for decoration

Step 1

Heat your oven to 180°C/ 350°F fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

Step 2

Cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture feels light and fluffy. Now add your eggs, add them slowly and mix in, followed by a little flour. Now just fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas and your mixture is complete!

Step 3

Pour the banana loaf mixture into the tin and bake for around 30 minutes (test this with a skewer; insert it into the middle, if it comes out clean, it's done). Cool in the tin for around 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool.

Step 4

Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. Drizzle the icing across the top of your cake (as artistically as you like!) and decorate with banana chips.