Bourke Street Bakery Banana Cake

by | Jan 17, 2010 | 7 comments

Bourke Street Bakery Banana Cake

Bourke Street Bakery banana cake  Bourke Street Bakery Banana Cake

Have I mentioned before that the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook is an absolute delight? It is a pity that I have never been to the bakery myself but I can only imagine the smells and treats in store for whoever visits it.

I have been trying quite a few recipes from that cookbook over the holidays. The banana cake recipe looked simple, as all banana cake recipes do and I admit, there is never any scarcity of over ripe bananas in the fruit bowl.The caramel sauce accompanying the cake actually sold me. The funny thing was, I never got around to making the caramel sauce and the cake, I must admit again is the best banana cake I have ever eaten. I only made one tiny tweak. I reckon this would make a great birthday cake because of its size and firmness.






Preparation Time – 20 minutes/ Baking time – 60 minutes/ Serves 16


250g unsalted butter
350g caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
200g sour cream
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3 large extremely ripe bananas
20g soft brown sugar



Preheat the oven to 200 deg C/400 deg F. Grease a 28cm round cake tin and line with baking paper, letting it hang over the edge of the tin.

Whisk the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric beater until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, blending till all are nicely mixed. Add the sour cream,vanilla extract and salt and continue whisking. Then add the flour and mix with the beater for a minute till everything is incorporated into a smooth batter.

In a separate bowl mash the bananas and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Mix gently. Fold the mashed banana into the cake batter and mix lightly. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for an hour till it is evenly browned and cooked through the center.

Remove cake from the oven when done and rest in the tin for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a plate. Enjoy as is, warm and soft and utterly delicious.



  •  If during baking the cake starts browning too quickly, cover it with baking paper.

  • All my baking is done in an old Westinghouse double coil [top and bottom] oven with a tray placed on the lower shelf to mask the extreme heat from the bottom which used to end up burning the base of my dish.




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  1. Sophie

    MMMMMM,…your banana cake looks excellent to me!!

    Lovely,…Yum Yum Yum!
    .-= Sophie´s last blog ..Pork & veal meatballs with white wine, parsley, lemon, lemon zest & bay leaves =-.

  2. Sweets at Vicky's

    I, like you, have never been to the Bourke St Bakery but have heard amazing things about it. If this banana cake you shared is anything to go by, the bakery can only be awesome! I didn’t even know they have a cookbook! I have to source for that now. 🙂
    .-= Sweets at Vicky’s´s last blog ..Linzer Love =-.

  3. mutfak

    These exquisite
    .-= mutfak´s last blog ..Ki?iye göre de?i?en mutfak modelleri =-.

  4. mutfak dolab?

    These exquisite…
    .-= mutfak dolab?´s last blog ..Mutfak dolab? modellerinde farkl? tasar?mlar arayanlar için size baz? öneriler. =-.

  5. shweta

    hey sneh… how are you..? i wanted to know something..although its a very common question but still i havnt got any answer from anyone.. 😛 .. what should be used instead of eggs,in case you are a vegetarian??
    .-= shweta´s last blog ..Purple Berry Fashions =-.

  6. bankoiddaa

    thanks you for blog


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