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Banana Loaf Cake Recipe

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For a sweet and fluffy baking treat, it can’t get any better than a banana loaf cake. This beauty is easy to make too! See this recipe for banana bread and make good use of those ripe bananas on your counter!

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How to Make a Banana Loaf Cake?

To make this comforting baking treat, you only need nine ingredients. The combination of all-purpose flour and semolina is essential. Semolina is coarse durum wheat flour, which gives texture to the cake-like all-purpose flour can’t. Semolina also absorbs less moisture.

You’ll also need baking powder to help the dough rise and a pinch of salt to liven the cake’s flavors. As a sweetener, I think brown sugar is more compatible with banana cakes than regular granulated sugar; don’t you agree?

And then there’s another trade secret: a splash of buttermilk, which gives a lovely tang to the cake, especially useful to balance its sweetness! Butter helps bring the cake home as well, and then you have the main ingredients — bananas! Use ripe bananas. If they have brown spots, even better.

What to Serve With a Banana Loaf Cake?

This banana loaf cake is perfect straight out of the oven, but it actually gets better the day after at breakfast. Serve yourself a slice of banana bread with scrambled eggs or smother it in butter and jam. This is bread, after all, and that means it’s incredibly versatile!

What I love the most about this banana loaf cake is making a few and giving them around. Spread the love; you know what I mean?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time50 min
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Serving Size8
  • Energy293 cal




Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a loaf pan.


In a mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, semolina, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Combine with a whisk.


In a second bowl, combine the buttermilk, butter, vanilla and mashed bananas. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients and mix until you get a smooth batter.


Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked through.


Let the banana loaf cake cool down before unmolding.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size8
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories293
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat6.4 g78 g8.21%
  • Saturated Fat3.9 g20 g19.5%
  • Cholesterol16 mg300 mg5.33%
  • Sodium219 mg2300 mg9.52%
  • Total Carbohydrate54.9 g275 g19.96%
  • Dietary Fiber2.2 g28 g7.86%
  • Total Sugars24.2 g
  • Protein5.1 g50 g10.2%
  • Calcium78 mg1300 mg6%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium328 mg4700 mg6.98%
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