Published On: Thu, Jul 18th, 2019

Banana and pecan cake

This banana and pecan cake might be the perfect teatime treat…

Pop the kettle on – this banana and pecan cake goes perfectly with a cuppa! This twist on the classic banana loaf is moist and spongey with a bite of pecan. The best bit? It’s incredibly easy to make! Take a look at the recipe from Dairy Diary below.

Banana and pecan cake

Banana and pecan cake

Servings 16 squares
Author Dairy Diary


  • 110 g butter
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 225 g ripe bananas peeled and mashed
  • 150 ml buttermilk
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 175 g sultanas
  • 90 g pecan nut halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 20cm (8in) square cake tin and line with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, bananas and buttermilk. Add the flour, baking powder and sultanas and beat until smooth.

  3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the cake batter. Pour into the prepared tin and arrange the nuts on top. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

  4. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out. Cut into squares.

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