Cooking & Baking

Banana Cakes

I’m not a raw banana lover by nature. I don’t really like bananas as a fruit as they are rather filling. I do however love the smell and I like them stuffed in anything. I also love banana chips, Haribo banana sweets … gosh bananas are actually really bad if they are not raw.

Bo does however like to eat bananas but he sometimes forgets about them and they will stay put and form a smell. It’s then when I get a bit excited, when I find a bunch of overripe bananas in the top of the fruit rack. Overripe bananas means banana cakes.


4 ripe bananas
125 gr butter
250 gr caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
250 gr plain flour
2 tsp baking powder


Preheat the oven to 180°. Fill a cupcake tray with cupcake liners (I’ve used a 12 cupcake tray and a 6 one) Mash the bananas with a fork, set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then add the vanilla extract and mix. Gradually add the flour and baking powder to the batter and beat well. Add the mashed bananas to the mix.Pour the mixture into the cupcake liners (3/4 full)  and bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

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  • Dees
    15/04/2014 at 14:54

    Ohhh dat is toevallig, ik heb net een kan overrijpe bananen liggen en dacht ze net weg te doen…..niet dus hihi…ik ga het meteen proberen! dank je wel voor nog een fantastische tip!!!

  • Stephanie
    15/04/2014 at 19:01

    oh oh oh ik proef ze al bijna… 🙂

  • Patroce A.
    17/04/2014 at 09:48

    altijd tijd voor taart en cake

    alweer enkele weken heb ik je (gesigneerde) boek
    en ik word er heel, heel blij van
    dat wilde ik je nog even zeggen
    dat als ik je ooit in levende lijve zie
    ik je zeker dag! zal zeggen
    wetende dat je niet bijt
    alleen in cake, net als ik ;^))

  • matemo
    19/04/2014 at 09:37

    Looks yummy! I have to try it someday… Thank you for the recipe!

  • Sofie Dekkers
    19/04/2014 at 11:44

    Ik ga er aan beginnen …

  • Sofie Dekkers
    19/04/2014 at 13:12

    … en ze zijn héérlijk! Dank je wel voor dit recept!

  • mrs robinson
    02/05/2014 at 11:37

    Ooo… these are the most stylish banana cakes ever seen!

  • Maria
    11/05/2014 at 19:40

    Dear Yvone,
    We just had the banana cakes from your recipe and they were truly delicious! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  • Robyn
    20/05/2014 at 03:31

    I was anxious to try this recipe when you first posted it, but my oven was broken… Finally it is fixed and these are so delightful! I am sincerely looking forward to your new magazine 😀