Banana Cake
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 60 min
Servings: 8
A sweet treat for afternoon tea!


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 apples, grated
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
  2. Spray a cake pan with oil.
  3. Beat the margarine and sugar with a whisk until creamy.
  4. With a whisk beat in one egg at a time until they are mixed in well.
  5. Sift the flour into the mixture and stir gently.
  6. Add bananas, apples and milk to the mixture and stir until just combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until just golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Healthy tip!

Having a party? Serve vegie sticks and water crackers with salsa rather than high-fat chips and dips.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1546 kJ 756 kJ
370 Cal 181 Cal
Protein 7 g 3.4 g
Fat, total 12.8 g 6.3 g
— saturated 3 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 55.6 g 27.2 g
— sugars 28.6 g 14 g
Sodium 321.6 mg 157.3 mg
Fibre 3.7 g 1.8 g

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Comments (4)

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    I've made this a few times, including for morning tea after dragon boat training. My whole team loves it! My family does too. It's less soggy and quicker to make when I dice the apple instead of grating it.
    Annette W
    Posted on: 07 Jun 23

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    I used raw sugar and only used 1/4 cup and surprisingly sweet enough for me. Mine is a bit soggy, i should have followed Andrew Watts in the previous comment or add more flour ? But we still love it, the house smells amazing too.
    Martha G
    Posted on: 25 May 21

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    maybe J.O. makes this in 5mins but it takes me about 20ish... awesome cake!! Squeezing the apple gratings will reduce the liquid if your cakes are coming out too soggy..
    Posted on: 09 Nov 15

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    Made the Banana cake for the first time on the weekend and was pleasantly surprised it not only turned out but tasted good too. Very easy to make and my 16 year old son loved it.
    Posted on: 24 Mar 14

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