Banana & cinnamon cake
Waitrose and Partners

Banana & cinnamon cake

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  • Serves8
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook1 hr 5 mins
  • Total time1 hr 20 mins

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  • 125g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 ripe bananas

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 25g granulated sugar
  • 25g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Large pinch freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Butter and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Mix the cinnamon sugar ingredients together and set aside.

  2. Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and 2 peeled, mashed bananas.

  3. Pour half the batter into the prepared tin and top with half of the cinnamon sugar then the rest of the batter. Push a knife into the tin at one end and make a single zig-zag line from one end of the tin to the other. Sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon sugar. Halve the remaining banana lengthways and place cut-side up on the top of the cake.

  4. Place into the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 160ºC, gas mark 3. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutess, then remove to a wire rack. Delicious served warm or cold. This cake keeps really well – store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,348kJ/ 322kcals



Saturated Fat












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