Banana and Ginger cake recipe

Cooking with ginger always makes me think of Christmas – must be something to do with festive gingerbread men – so this week, we stuck with the seasonal theme and made a banana and ginger cake.

  • 125g butter
  • 150g golden syrup
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

To decorate

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 5-6 teaspoons water
  • few drops of food colouring
  • sugar strands or mini stars to decorate


  • Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan.
  • Peel and mash bananas
  • Whisk together milk and eggs in a small bowl
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and add flour, ginger and bananas and beat until smooth
  • Add the egg and milk mixture and stir well
  • Pour cake mix into a greased and lined tin and bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  • Once cool, sift icing sugar and add water gradualy to make a smooth spreadable paste. Add in the food colouring if desired
  • Pour over the cake, and smooth flat before decorating
  • Leave to set for 30 minutes before slicing
A basic and simple cake recipe, but with a lovely unique flavour that everyone seems to love. Perfect for packed lunch boxes, or serve with warm custard as a lovely winter treat!


    • December 2, 2013 / 4:50 pm

      It’s very moist, and a great way to use up those lingering bananas – we always have a couple going soft in the fruit bowl too! Let me know how you get on 🙂

  1. December 4, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    That looks so nice! Hope you had someone to help you with the washing up, too!

  2. December 5, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Don’t think I’ll try this one – I can’t abide bananas lol

    • December 5, 2013 / 11:21 am

      Funnily enough neither can I, but I actually quite like this cake!

  3. December 7, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Loooove the look of these! Super cute looking and I’m a big fan of bananas – both on their own and in cake.

    Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned, Stumbled and am about to Tweet this post and there’s a new linky live at 8pm tonight as usual. Would love you to join in 🙂

    • December 7, 2013 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I have a savoury offering this week, shall be linking up tomorrow! 🙂

  4. February 11, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    I am so gonna try this, have bookmarked so I can have a better read in the AM. Thanks for sharing x

  5. April 17, 2014 / 1:15 am

    I love banana cake and I love all things ginger flavoured never tried the flavours combined before but it sounds so intriguing that I have got to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. May 22, 2014 / 10:08 am

    My dad would love this so I have bookmarked this to bake with my kids for Father’s Day!

  7. May 27, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    This looks yummy and will be full of goodness and flavour – I must try!

  8. May 31, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Oh this looks and sounds delicious thankyou so much for sharing!!! 😀

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