Easy Banana Cake

Easy Banana Cake Recipe -easy one bowl banana cake, perfect for using up ripe bananas, with the a simple fluffy vanilla icing.
Easy Banana Cake: This one bowl, easy banana cake is a great way to use up your leftover bananas. The simple, sweet, fluffy vanilla icing takes this recipe from regular to a real treat.

This easy banana cake recipe is one of my favourite go-to  recipes.  It’s so simple it only needs one bowl for the cake.  It’s a no-fail recipe that turns out every time.

My mother-law uses this recipe to make an easy banana bread…because that’s what good, using up the left over bananas, responsible people do.  But people who want life to be a party, they want to turn banana bread into CAKE!  They want cake, covered in icing. They want Easy Banana Cake!  And they shall have it.

Easy Banana Cake with icing

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You could easily make this recipe into a loaf, but the addition of a sweet fluffy vanilla icing makes this simple cake so much better and more special.

Easy Banana Cake recipe

Yield: 12

Easy Banana Cake

Easy Banana Cake Recipe: This one bowl, easy banana cake is a great way to use up your leftover bananas. The simple, sweet, fluffy vanilla icing takes this recipe from regular to a real treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

For the Icing

  • 1/4 cup of softened butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas, sugar, egg and butter until well combined.
  2. Add the flour, salt and baking soda, and stir until well combined, but being careful not to over-mix.
  3. Bake in a greased 8 x 8 baking dish at 350, for around 40 min, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. After the cake is cool, combine the icing ingredients in a mixer and stir slowly until well combined, and then at higher speed until light and fluffy. Top cooled cake with icing, and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 369mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 3g
slice of Easy one bowl Banana Cake recipe with icing

This recipe is such a favourite on Pinterest.  And lot’s of people who have tried it love it with the addition of chocolate chips, nuts, or even raisins.  Definitely feel free to experiment with any of those, and let us all know in the comments what your favourites are.

With an Easy Banana Cake Recipe like this, life really is a party!

Looking for another easy banana recipe?  Check out this Easy Banana Cream Pie recipe.

Be sure to check out this recipe for Banoffee Pie here.

You might also like Mom’s Easy Lasagna recipe here.




  1. This recipe is so delicious everyone loved it instead of all purpose flour I used whole wheat organic flour and instead of white sugar I used coconut sugar it came out so tasty and easy thank you

  2. I have using this recipe for years,
    I regularly buy bananas just to make double batches, it can easily be adapted with different ingredient, chocolate chips, cinnamon are favourites
    It stays moist for days

  3. Hi Pamela,
    Yes, any kind of frosting you like, or no frosting if you’d like more of a banana loaf.

  4. Hi Sarah, I don’t see why you couldn’t double it for a larger cake. You might need to increase the cooking time a little too. Let us know how it goes if you do.
    Best, Dannyelle

  5. Hi Beth, I’ve never tried it with coconut flour, so I really don’t know if it will work. If you try it, let us know how it goes. Best of luck,

  6. I absolutely love this recipe! I find it turns out better if you use brown sugar instead of white. So yummy!!! 🙂

  7. This has become a go-to recipe! I have Celiac and found substituting Pamela’s GF mix in lieu of flour works perfectly. I made it again this Sunday morning to use up bananas. Delicious and quick. Thank You for sharing!

  8. I tried this recipe and it ‘s very easy and quick to do and most of all it’s very delicious.Thanks

  9. Hello, great and quick recipe, it was a hit with the family. Just wondering if I can make it into a loaf pan, do you know what the bake time would be if I can? Thank you!

  10. Hi Nirvi, It works great as a loaf too. Bake for 50-60 min. at 350 -a toothpick stuck in the middle should come out clean when it’s done.

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