Banana Bread (Banana Cake)
January 13th, 2008 99 Comments

Banana Bread (Banana Cake)

Banana Bread (Banana Cake)
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Banana Bread (Banana Cake)

Banana bread or banana cake is everyone’s favorite. Topped with walnuts, this banana bread (banana cake) recipe yields the most delicious banana bread ever.

Banana Bread (Banana Cake)

I had gone completely bananas with this delicious banana bread. (Banana bread is also known as “banana cake” outside of the United States.)

I love the smell of baking, especially the smell of banana bread, so yesterday, I decided to make it. Previously, I baked banana nut muffins to perfume my house with the sweet aromas of bananas.

Banana Bread (Banana Cake)

My banana bread (banana cake) was topped with walnuts. As a result, it looked so photogenic I had to take numerous shots of them.

Banana Bread (Banana Cake)

Here is my banana bread (banana cake) recipe. Do try the recipe and drop me a comment if you have questions.

Happy baking!

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  1. Big Boys Oven says:

    oh it is always exciting to read your recipes. fantastic ideas!

  2. Mandy says:

    can’t wait to see the rest of the recipes! Your banana bread is really photogenic. I especially like the second one. Like I can almost grab it through the screen.

  3. Danielle says:

    That photo is stunning! You really outdid yourself with this one.

  4. Manggy says:

    Well, I certainly hope you had plenty of people to share the food with!

    Nice touch with the garnish on top :)

  5. Dave, 'LunaPierCook' says:

    Well, I gotta tell ya’ … the pics of your banana bread are quite appeelling … and I’m not monkeying around … I like the looks of it a whole bunch! ;-)

  6. Lydia says:

    It is photogenic — but looks delicious, too! I can’t imagine that with all the wonderful aromas coming from your house, that your neighbors weren’t knocking on the door to invite themselves for dinner!

  7. Piggy says:

    wow, you really cooked a lot, huh? can I be your housemate, pleassseee… ;-)

  8. wmw says:

    Wah! The banana cake looks gorgeous! Another winner… :o)

  9. Happy cook says:

    Love the banana bread

  10. says:

    Oh that’s so smart–baking to get rid of the smell. It’s sounds so obvious, but I never thought to do that (I usually open all the windows and doors and maybe light a candle!)

    Lovely photos, I’m so glad to have found your blog!


  11. Brilynn says:

    I’ve been trying to make banana bread or muffins for ages now, but I keep eating the bananas before they’re ripe enough to turn into baked goods!

  12. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    haha ur bread definitely got to go bananas as well

  13. Ling says:

    i was juuuuuuussttt thinking of baking banana cake when you hit me with this post! Now I cannot wait lah!

    But am suppose to bake my choc-almond biscotti first for CNY!

  14. daphne says:

    yum! I made banana bread/cake on Sunday too. Oh! and I simply adore Bakers Secret bakeware!

  15. mamapuente the late night baker says:

    great recipe! thanks! i made this in muffin tins and they came out great! the pic is awesome and very hunger-inducing! :)

  16. Rasa Malaysia says:

    Big Boys Oven – thanks. :)

    Mandy – hehe, will share the recipe one at a time. I like the second picture, too.

    Danielle – I like my pictures, too, especially the first one. ;)

    Manggy – thanks it was a grea idea from The Joy of Cooking.

    Dave – Haha, you are funny. :)

    Lydia – Haha…I guess not everyone like the kind of foods I eat on a daily basis.

    Piggy – sure, you will have to move to California instead of Saudi. :P

    WMW – thanks.

    Happy Cook – thank you.

    Robin – thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting. Do come back more. :)

    Brilynn – I know…it’s hard to wait for them to get over-ripe…tough!

    Joe – I think so, too. The bread itself has gone bananas.

    Ling – aiya, bake two at the same time mah, kill two cakes with one bake!!! LOL.

    Daphne – yeah, they are great for baking. I didn’t even have to dust or grease it.

    Late Night Baker – yeah muffin tins work too, actually it’s easier to eat that way.

  17. Jen Tan says:

    great looking banana bread! ilike the banana slices touch =) i think i’ll do that when i make banana cake again =) i used the recipe from 80 breakfast and it’s super fast and super good! i swirl mine with nutella…

  18. Kevin says:

    Your banana bread looks so good! I really like the banana slices on top. Nice photos!

  19. Nilmandra says:

    Very nice! I never thought of laying slices of bananas on top of the loaf before, I’ll try that next time. The texture of yours also looks completely different from mine! ( I must try your recipe (must convert the measurements first, eeps) and see how that turns out. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your ‘cooking storm’.

  20. wenching & esiong says:

    Wow, this definitely looks good! Cooking storm? I’m sure your family has a lot of delicious food to eat then! :)

  21. Oppss says:

    Can’t wait to read your recipes!
    btw, if you have too much leftovers, I can always go down there to help you finish them. hehe ^_^

  22. Oppss says:

    Can’t wait to read your recipes!
    btw, if you have too much leftovers, I can always go do to help you finish them. hehe ^_^

  23. One Food Guy says:

    Wow! I’ve loved banana bread ever since I was a little kid and my mom let the bananas turn brown and mushy on purpose. This banana bread certainly takes the cake (pun intended) when it comes to aesthetics!

  24. Katy says:

    yum!!! is it terrible that i want to just slice off the top of the whole loaf and eat it? looks amazing.

  25. Mansi Desai says:

    I love mine with walnuts, th ebst pairing that worked for me:) love the way you’ve placed the bananas bee:)

  26. Rachael says:

    the banana slices along the top are a really beautiful touch. Nice recipe and nice blog.

  27. sunkid says:

    lovely photos!I think I’m going to make this for my birthday party ;-) Am running out of ideas and your site’s always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Jeannie Rose says:

    pretty! i like the banana pieces on top.

    another idea: mush up half the bananas & chop the rest into small pieces, making for both banana flavor in the bread, spiked with bits of extra tasty gooey banana throughout

  29. Hillary says:

    I LOVE the way you topped the cake with a design of bananas….just too good looking!

  30. Shauna says:

    You should check out this contest for the best banana bread recipes. You could win a $50 gift card!!

    There aren’t very many recipes competing either, so you could probably win it pretty easily!! I could just copy your recipe and win it myself, but that would be cheating. Plus I’m the one sponsoring the contest!!! :)


  31. fern says:

    I made this banana bread using your banana bread recipe and they turned out so good.

  32. yehh says:

    My other has a great banana bread/banana cake recipe that I swear by, but your banana bread/banana cake recipe looks even better. I love the banana slices as the toppings. I will try your banana cake/banana bread recipe and let you know the results.

  33. Anonymous says:

    What a fantastic banana bread recipe/banana cake recipe you have. I tried baking banana bread/banana cake using your recipe for the first time and it was a huge success.


  34. Anonymous says:

    This was really delicious and moist. I added walnuts to it and enjoyed watching everyone eat it.

  35. Margaux says:

    thanks, rasa malaysia! i’m enjoying my delicious banana bread right now, fresh from the oven! i also made your fried wonton recipe last week and it turned out great. looking forward to trying out more of your recipes.

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  37. Meilina says:

    I love banana cakes.. I´m going to bake one too. But how heavy is 1 cup?

  38. Fragaria says:

    I would like to try your recipe, but can i use 1/2 cup of vegetable cooking oil instead of 1/2 cup unsalted butter?

  39. Pobs says:

    Love the look of this banana cake. But being in the UK, I’m not sure what your cup measurements are! Pls enlighten me, preferably in metric measures. Terima kasih!

  40. winnie ruan says:

    Hi thank s for nice banana turn up prefect & delicous.
    my kids love so much.thanks for share,easy recipe.

  41. Peng says:

    Baked this cake using this recipe – turned out great! Everyone loved it and I must say this is the best banana cake I’d eaten.

  42. lisa says:

    thank you for the recipe, just made it today and it was yummy! even my roomate was raving about it!

  43. Lilacz says:

    Hi, i just tried this recipe…my banana cake cracked on top…the top part risen quite high and cracked the nice row of banana i have added as garnishes (just like what you did). Any advise for improvement?

  44. JLIM says:

    I have a similar receipe like yours, instead of vanilla essence I add banana essence and I used 3 eggs. I do like the way you put the banana slices ontop. It looks great!!

  45. Debbie says:

    I recently made this banana bread recipe. It was incredible!!! My hubby and boys keep begging me to make more. Just bought more bananas to make several loaves. Thank you for the recipe!!

  46. Mia says:

    I just baked it and i love it! I love bananas cooked in anyway! one of my fave is kolak pisang (bananas cooked in coconut milk, palm sugar and pandan leaves)

  47. Amateur says:

    I love your website. I’ve only started cooking early this year after moving away from home so I’m still struggling to master most basics. I tried your banana bread recipe today and found that it was too dry for my liking. Would you be able to tell me where I went wrong? I left the mix in the oven for exactly 60 minutes. Thanks for sharing your lovely culinary adventures with us!

  48. jess says:

    When combining the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter and vanilla, does that mean just put the ingredients together not necessarily mixing them very well or should I mix the wet ingredients very well before folding the mixture to the dry ingredients?

  49. Bee, what type of banana do you use for the banana cake here? Back home we always use pisang rajah but they are not available here! :(
    BTW, I was craving for pisang goreng but again no pisang rajah available. I tried using the normal banana we get at the store and it didn’t turn out that great! ~ rather bland!

  50. Tony says:

    Hi Bee,
    All your recipes are fab! But somehow the Sesame Oil Chicken
    is not accessible.

  51. Monica says:

    I just baked this cake, and it’s deliciousssss!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe…

  52. Sashimie says:

    I came across this when trying to find recipe for banana bread, my husband has asked me to make this several times. Lacking in confidence as a baker, i followed the recipe to exact detail and the result was awesome. He even said that! so thanks so much for this, eager to try other recipes too now!

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  54. KeBi Bibon says:

    Hi! Just had the itch to do something with the bananas I got from my mum. Googled and your recipe was the first hit. Tried it and wallaaa! 40 mins later, my daughter is smiling satisfactorily over her first bite. BTW, I replaced a 1/4 of the flour with cocoa powder and it appeals my daughters (they love chocolates) 10x. Many many thanks!

  55. Michelle Chai May Wan says:

    Hi! Referring to most of your cake will sometimes quote the water or flour measurement in “cups”! May I know how much “ml” of ingredient that the cup can fill? Thank you.

  56. Sheepie says:

    Hey hun,
    I tried making this but mine turned out a little dense and heavy… not too sure why though i followed your exact recipe :( Not enough baking powder?
    Love the taste though! Thanks!

  57. Jun Sebastian says:

    I tried this recipe last week (though I substitute the melted butter with corn oil) and they turned out amazingly delicious! It was the best banana bread that I’ve made so far. Thank you for such delicious recipe! ^_^

  58. Nicole says:

    can u help me give more detail (in gram) for the measurement of flour, butter, sugar?
    Because many versions of cup measurement, e.g: US cup, metric cup, flour cup, sugar cup, butter cup. Which one should I use?

  59. erinheng says:

    It’s absolutely fool-proof and yummy-licious~~~ thanks for sharing!

  60. Kais says:

    I had a bunch of super ripe bananas that came from my parents banana tree. The best way to use it up was to bake a banana cake n am so glad my hubby found your recipe. Not too sweet and the garnishing touch simply lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  61. lenachew says:

    Hi, I tried it yesterday and it turned out very nice. Great recipe. Thanks!

  62. kdang7 says:

    This looks really unique, unlike all the other banana bread i’ve seen or tried. I will def. give this a try!

  63. Miranda says:

    Just baked this, and it is awesome! :) YUMMM!

  64. Monica says:

    Hi, do you think it would also works if i bake it into muffins?

  65. Noemi says:

    I tried this out today and it when fantastic I’ve made or tried to make desserts before but this is one of the few that turned out awesome. Now I think ima make another one so my boyfriend can try it out at our picnik THNX! ;)

  66. corinne says:

    I made this today but halved the sugar (mine was brown sugar) and used 1/2 coconut oil along with the butter. It turned out perfect and sweet enough. great recipe, thanks.

  67. cat says:

    Im a new baker i tried this too, it’s awesome! the best banana cake i’ve ever made! thanks!

  68. Thanks for sharing the recipe.I’ve tried was delicious.

  69. Roopa Raman says:

    This was delicious! It taste so much better than store bought banana bread! I used brown sugar instead of white and added 1 tsp of cinnamon and it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing this great recipe :)

  70. L;ucille oates says:

    This is the best banana bread. I made one for my son, the pastor of my church ,and he really did like it.

  71. Phyllis Lim says:

    I don’t like to bake but this recipe is so easy, just mix, stir and bake. The cake was delicious!

  72. veronyong says:

    I baked this today and it was really delicious! Topped with walnuts :)
    My son had a few slices with Vanilla ice-cream.
    Thanks much for sharing the recipe. This is a definite keeper!

  73. tharshni says:

    i tried the butter cake…it turned out to be awesome..thnk u for the recepie…

  74. Mimmy says:

    Hi – I tried this recipe after trying many different banana cake recipes and this came out the best and had some really good comments from friends and family. Thanks so much for sharing !

  75. Tammy says:


    This looks very good as I am searching for a good recipe on banana bread/cake for xmas day. I saw there are a few recent postings of banana bundt cake, banana and choc bread – in your opinion, out of these three cakes/ bread, which has the best taste?


  76. Stephy says:

    Hi, did you upload any of your recipe in YouTube? :) it will be helpful to those newbie in baking *JUST LIKE ME* :D

  77. Julie Z says:

    I am not a very skilled baker, but I have made this several times now and OMG it is AMAZING! It is so incredibly moist and delicious. Even my 4 year old is obsessed with this yummy bread!

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  79. Saira says:


    I love your butter and banana cake recipes. They are amazingly simple and so delicious. I have made your butter cake several times. I tried your banana cake recipe last night. Looks really moist and wholesome. Can’t wait to have a slice for breakfast! I must say your recipes are foolproof and are quite adaptable to substitute ingredients. Thanks for sharing! The taste and smell and look of these cakes really remind me of my childhood days when cakes like these were such treats.

    Warm wishes

  80. Peggy Tan says:

    Hi! As you know, the electricity tariff here is atrocious! Would it be possible to triple your recipe and bake 3 loaves at the same time?

  81. Azusa says:

    beautiful recipe as usual Bee, i love banana breads and already have a kick ass recipe but a really rich bread, this one is light and beautiful with walnuts and just divine!
    love that your recipes are so easy to follow and foolproof! so good!

  82. Gayathri says:

    Hi, I just tried this cake and it turned awesome :D I added a tablespoon of yoghurt and used maida instead of all purpose flour and 3 bananas approx 1cup., and topped with cashews, temp 175 f for 1hr and 200 f for 20 extra mins! Even with all this difference it got baked moist and pluffy!!Thanks :)

  83. nurdiana says:

    wow .. very interesting recipe . Her banana bread looks delicious .. thanks for the information of her recipes pleased to visit this blog.

  84. Caroline says:

    Hello, I would like to ask if you could kindly provide the measurements in ounces or grams instead? I tried putting the flour into a measuring cup but it turned out to be so much flour (over 400 g). When I used the metric converter, 1 3/4 cup is 414 grams. That seems too much, no?

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