November 13, 2006 | | Comments 3

Banana Loaf Cake

In the Caring Place community kitchen, Jean made a Banana Loaf Cake and Matrimonial Squares.

Jean also shared with us the benefits of eating bananas. The benefits include healthy bowels, healthy cardiovascular, protection from strokes and ulcers, improve blood pressure and boost of energy.

Bananas are rich source of vitamins B, C and A. Bananas are also low in calories and fat, plus they have a high water content and potassium levels. A diet high in potassium foods and low in sodium-loaded processed foods can help reduce water weight.

The Banana Loaf Cake was moist and very rich in banana flavour.

Banana Loaf Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup nut pieces if desired

Click on the link below for the instructions.


Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 5 x 9 inch loaf pan.

_MG_9177_edited-1.jpgMash the bananas with a fork.
_MG_9179_edited-1.jpgBlend in the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
_MG_9180_edited-1.jpgAdd the egg, butter and vanilla and mix well.
_MG_9183_edited-1.jpgPour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing into it to prevent crumbling.
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  1. Steph says:

    Wow…that looks so soft and nice. I am getting hungry :)

  2. Aruna Nayak says:


    You have a nice collection of recipes. Cake section interests me the most. Tried this cake. Its delicious, thanks for recipe.

  3. Graeme says:

    Aw, yes. I’ll bet it smells amazing too.

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