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Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing

By Chelsea Sugar
Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing
  • 23 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 40 mins
  • Serves

    125g butter, softened
    ¾ cup Chelsea Caster Sugar or Chelsea Organic Raw Sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    2 Tbsp hot milk
    1¾ cup plain flour
    1 tsp baking powder

    1½ cups Chelsea Chocolate Icing
    1 Tbsp butter (softened)
    1-2 Tbsp Boiling water


    Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin and line the base with baking paper.

    Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in bananas and vanilla essence until combined.

    Mix baking soda and milk together before stirring into the banana mixture. Sift in flour and baking powder, fold into the mixture until combined.

    Spoon mixture into prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked (insert a clean skewer, if it comes out clean it is cooked). Stand for 5-10 mins before inverting onto a wire rack to cool. Ice with chocolate icing when cold.

    Icing: Mix Chocolate Icing Sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp boiling water at a time until combined, adding more hot water until icing is a spreadable consistency. Smooth over the top of the cake.

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Average Rating
(23 reviews)

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Beautifully delicious

I make this a LOT (husband keeps buying bananas then leaving them to go bad.. sneaky bugger). Makes a lovely yummy banana cake.

Very easy to make and delicious. Thanks very much.

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Yum! Just so yum and so simple to make!

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Easy banana cake

Love this banana cake recipe. Easy to follow and taste great.

Great banana cake m8

IF it doesn't cook in the middle try a tinfoil tent over top :)

I tried to make the cake in a soccer ball tin which needed me to double the recipe. This was a request from a client. The cake just never cooked in the centre. The longer I left it in the oven the top just started crisping and the inner remained raw. I am very puzzled by this. When I use the recipe in a normal tin it is perfect. Can you help?
CHELSEA: sorry to hear that. As you know the recipe works in a smaller tin, try baking it in two tins, and forming the soccer ball shape after baking. Good luck!

Am not much of a baker ...this recipe was easy and the best part was that the cake was great! Best Banana cake ever! thanks :-)

These recipes are yum

Love this and all chelsea recipes reccommend them all the time :) Happy baking

Wow it is so good and easy to bake I loved it

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This was the best banana cake we ever made

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So moist yummy. Love it it's a favourite in our house hold..

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This is my classic go-to banana cake. Always good, especially with chocolate icing.

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I used this recipe for my first ever banana cake and turned out great! Real moist and great with the chocolate icing. I will be making this again.

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This cake turned out really great, I like that it uses caster sugar makes a lovely texture

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This is one of the best Banana Cake recipes I have tried and will certainly be making it again.

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I have made this cake 5 times now and it has turned out perfectly every time. Delicious, moist, and easy to make. Looks just like the picture and my family LOVE it.

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