Banana Cake with Streusel Topping

I have quite a few recipes for banana cakes as my boys love bananas in cake as do I because it enables me to reduce the fat amount in the recipe! This is a new recipe I was trying out, with a few alterations…



  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs

Streusel Topping:

  • 30g sugar
  • 75g flour
  • 25g soft butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 80g chocolate chips (optional, could be raisins or nuts etc)
  • 1 tbsp  cold water


  • Preheat oven to 190C/ 170Fan/ Gas 5, 10mn before baking and grease or line a 20cm/ 8″ round cake tin
  • Mash 2 bananas in a small bowl together with the lemon juice and the tbsp of sugar. Set aside
  • Gently heat the butter and sugar together in a saucepan until it is just melted. Transfer into a bowl and leave to cool slightly
  • Sift the flour, soda and cinnamon into a large bowl and make a well in the centre
  • Beat the eggs into the cooled butter/sugar mixture, one at a time until well combined then pour into the well of flour and mix thoroughly by hand
  • Gently stir in the mashed banana mixture.
  • Prepare the streusel topping by mixing all the ingredients together
  • Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared tin. Thinly slice the 3rd banana and arrange over the half. Sprinkle a third of the streusel mixture on top


  • Cover with the remaining batter and top with the rest of the streusel topping
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50mn, until well risen and a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely in the tin before turning out. Sprinkle icing sugar over the top

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