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10 Great Banana Cake Recipes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again –

you can never have too many recipes for banana cake. 

There’s something very special about transforming old, brown, over-ripe bananas (that you’d probably throw out anyway), into an absolutely delicious cake treat.

Whether you like your banana cake light and fluffy or dense and moist, with chocolate, fruit, berries or nuts, I hope you find a great banana cake recipe here to add to your repertoire.

Here are some of my favourite banana cake recipes.

1. Light Fluffy Banana Cake

Light Fluffy Banana Cake

A thoroughly satisfying banana cake. As the name suggests, this is a lovely light and fluffy banana cake, soft, tender and full of banana goodness.

Basic and very easy to make (just look at the list of ingredients – very straight forward). But the results? My oh my!

A recipe you’ll go back to over and over again – I guarantee it.


2. Blueberry Banana Cake

Blueberry Banana Cake

An incredibly moist cake that is just bursting with banana and blueberry flavours.

And don’t even think of skipping the cream cheese icing. It’s utterly divine and takes this cake to a whole new level of deliciousness.


3. Brown Butter Banana Streusel Cake

Browned Butter Banana Streusel Cake

A gorgeous, dense and succulent banana cake with a crumble topping is smothered in a delicious, rich, spoon-licking good caramel sauce. Yes please.

And gluten free too.

What’s not to love?


4. Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake

One of our all-time favourites. Moist with the perfect balance of deep, rich chocolate and banana flavours. And easy-to-make too – a definite winner of a banana cake recipe.


5. Banana Ginger Macadamia Cake

Banana Ginger Macadamia Cake

A super easy banana cake recipe is jazzed up with some exotic spices, a touch of amaretto liqueur, crystallized ginger and macadamia nuts.


6. Banana Coconut Cake

Chocolate Banana Coconut Cake

A simply phenomenal cake. The banana cake is light and fluffy, and balanced by layers of airy whipped cream chocolate frosting, then all smothered in rich dark chocolate ganache with toasted coconut. And how good does it look?


7. Banana Raspberry Cake

Banana and raspberry cake

Banana and raspberry is a great flavour combination. This cake is light and fluffy (for banana cake) and I just love the way the raspberries transform during baking into little “jammy” bursts of flavour and texture. Gorgeous!


8. Chocolate Banana Upside-down Cake

Chocolate Banana Upside Down Cake

A lovely upside-down chocolate cake with perfect little rounds of caramelised bananas.

The chocolate cake is beautifully moist thanks to the use of oil, and the caramelised bananas are deliciously gooey and soft without becoming too mushy.


9. Banana Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake takes simple banana cake to a whole new level of deliciousness. The cake is dense like banana bread which makes it fantastic for fans of banana and peanut butter sandwiches everywhere. Divine.


10. Banana Chocolate Marble Cake

Banana Chocolate Marble Cake

But take a lovely banana cake and marble melted dark chocolate through it and you have something very special indeed.

With a smattering of walnuts and nutmeg, this gorgeous banana cake is moist and lush and the flavours are perfectly balanced.


Happy baking my banana-cake-loving friends!

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