The Best Banana Cake Recipe Collection

A Collection of Best Banana Cake Recipe - With A Twist

There are so many wonderful variations to making beautiful and delicious cakes from bananas. From baked banana cakes to steamed banana cakes, the type of recipes and methods available for making a fantastic cake are endless.

At this site, I like to categorize the banana cake recipes into baked cakes and steamed cakes. You'll find that the bake cake recipes are more Western skewed ie. in terms of ingredients available, and the steamed cake recipes, more Asian skewed.

Now, for the baked banana cakes category, many people have asked why I differentiate the baked banana cakes from baked banana breads (quick breads), when the recipes are almost similar.

In actual truth, there is no difference in terms of banana cake and banana breads other than terminology. I do it simply because the "making process" for the baked cakes are little more elaborate ie. it involves creating special toppings or layers to make the cake more "gourmet-like". That's all.

Now, many people fail to bake the “perfect” cake even with the best recipe. There are many reasons to this. Firstly, it could be due to inaccurate measurements. Unlike cooking a dish or making soup, where you can use estimates (like how our mothers used to cook), you need to follow standardized measurements for cake recipes.

Here’s how you measure. For dry ingredients, stir the ingredient in its container with a fork to aerate it, then dip the measuring cup to scoop the ingredient. Level the cup off with the flat side of a knife. For liquid ingredients, fill the ingredient to the eye level of the cup.

Secondly, the type of ingredients used for the cake is also equally important. The type of flour (all-purpose flour or cake flour), milk (whole or buttermilk), butter (salted or unsalted), sugar (brown, granulated or caster) and eggs (size) can make a big difference to how well the cake will turn out.

Another essential part of making the perfect cake is the oven temperature. Any alteration on the prescribed temperature may cause slight imperfections to the final product.

For the ingredients, I like using unsalted butter whenever possible as it it gives the cake a fuller, richer and sweeter flavor. For sugar, use caster sugar instead of ordinary granulated sugar as it gives the cake a slightly finer texture.

Hopefully with this best banana cake recipe collection and basic baking tips, you are a step closer to making the best banana cake.

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Baked Banana Cake Recipes

Easy Banana Cheesecake

Easy Banana Sponge Cake

Classic Banana Caramel Cake

Layered Banana Caramel Cake with Almond Flakes

Wholemeal Banana Coconut Cake

Easy Chocolate Banana Cake

Upside Down Banana Cake with Crunchy Macadamia Nuts

Espresso Walnut Moist Banana Cake

Vietnamese Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Nuong) with Coconut

Steamed Banana Cake Recipes

Chinese Style Moist Banana Cake

Chinese Style Steamed Sponge Cupcakes

Steamed Banana Cake with Grated Coconut (Getok Pisang)

Steamed Banana Rice Cake (Nagasari)

Steamed Banana Dumplings with Coconut Filling

Melt & Mix Steamed Chocolate Banana Cake

If you enjoyed our Best Banana Cake Recipe Collection, you'll also enjoy our Muffin Recipes Collection. Check it out all here.

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    No Fuss Chocolate Banana Cake
    I made this one vegan for my niece and it was truly amazing! About to make it again for my in-laws and can't wait to eat some!
    Karen, December 2011

    Vietnamese Banana Cake
    I am not a good baker AT ALL....but this was easy, delicious and I will make it again for sure!!! Happy Baking!
    Valarie, Dec 2011

    Wholemeal Banana Coconut Cake
    Great recipe beautiful cake and a hit with my kids. Thanks!
    Hayley, April 2011

    Scrumptious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
    These muffins are absolutely beautiful! Who knew sour cream would make the muffins so good! Definitely a new family favourite :)
    Megan Fry, December 2010

    Banana Oatmeal Muffins
    Usually my muffins don't turn out that well, but these were AMAZING!. So soft and fluffy, and VERY yummy. Only problem now is that I have eaten too many :-)
    Helen Brown, November 2010

    Easy Banana Bread
    Great recipe! I had two ripe bananas at home and wanted to use them right away, so I searched for ideas on the Internet. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. Since I only had two bananas, I used only half of every ingredient (I added a dash of cinnamon) and baked it for half the time, too! It was so delicious!
    Jay, December 2011
    Definitely easy, fast, moist and delumptious! Thank you
    Virginia, December 2011
    Lovely site I must say! when i found this recipe I thought "this is too good to be true", when I saw the comments I was like "yeah right, these are so not real". But I tried this recipe and trust me, I have NO regrets! awesome!!!! If you don't have baking soda, like I did, use two teaspoons of baking powder
    Eonique B., September 2011
    The cake (bread) is so yum I make nearly every month
    Sara, September 2011
    Thanks so much for the easy banana bread recipe. I've made other recipes but yours is by far the quickest and easiest.
    Felicity, August 2011
    Super easy, super yummy! I love this banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!:D
    Jess, June 2011
    Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
    Thuy Do, February 2011
    Love it! Cant believe how easy it was and what a beautiful cake it makes! Easy enough for my kids to do and so professional looking and tasting! Even our fussiest banana bread lover loved it!! VERY impressed!! A++++
    Daggy Shaggs, February 2011
    Excellent! This would have to be the most delicious and moist banana cake ever! I used wholemeal flour instead and it was still unbelievably moist. Also, I baked it for 50 mins instead, then left to cool and that helped make it more moist yet not undercooked. This has now become a firm family favourite, thankyou!.
    Hannah Wilson, January 2011

    Buttery Banana Cookies
    I'm a 12 year old girl who just loves cooking and I was trying to find an easy banana cookie recipe.. And then I found this! I added some chocolate chips just to make it taste better, but it already tasted amazing. It was all gone in 1 day! Thanks a lot.
    Lisa, December 2011
    This might be my new favorite recipe! Plain, they are like mini, takealong banana bread bites! Delicious! Then I got creative, and dipped them in semisweet chocolate, then pressed a walnut on top and now they are an elegant cookie! I wowed my friends at our cookie exchange this year, but little did they know how simple it was! Thank you for the best kept secret I'll ever have in my kitchen!
    Kasai, Dec 2011

    Chinese Style Steamed Banana Cake
    My Australian neighbour said, this banana cake can go for competition, it's moist, light, white and beautiful.
    Miki Hung, February 2011
    This was a very delicious,chewy filling and healthy desert that everybody enjoyed. even without the eggs which i came out great!!!!
    Sahana Srikanth, January 2011
    Wow - this worked like a charm even with a makeshift steamer.
    Linda Fraser, September 2010

    Easy Banana Pudding
    Was craving for some pudding and tried your recipe. It was incredibly easy and good. I also added lots of bananas to the pudding. Wow - heaven!
    Jean Rice, July 2010

    Classic Chocolate Banana Cake
    Even though I forgot the eggs, it was still so delicious and it wasn't to sweet! All you busy banana and chocolate lovers will love it cause it's easy, quick, and tastes great!
    Amp, July 2011
    Awesome - loved by my whole family!!
    Kaz Van Hees, July 2010

    Rich Buttery Banana Bread
    Great easy recipe but I used brown sugar this time instead of castor as it was all I had, and wow it was sensational!
    Sal Shepherd, December 2010

    Sour Cream Banana Bread
    Turned out lovely and moist. Was a hit with everyone. I added walnuts for a bit of texture. Thanks for the recipe!!
    Hilda Ruaine, January 2011