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Banana and Sultana Cake

This is a very easy cake/loaf to make, using up bananas that look unappetising and are over ripe. It can also be mixed in one bowl so cuts down on mess and washing up so that is always a ‘plus’. It’s wholesome, filling, inexpensive and a great source of energy. It’s a delicious addition to a school or work lunch box.  What further incentive is needed? In my case, this weekend, two constantly hungry teenage boys who have decided, as the waves are too rough today, here in Portugal, to surf my larder!!



Banana and Sultana Loaf


  • 125g of softened butter
  • 100g of soft light brown sugar
  • half a cup of golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 large or 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain flour


  1. In a bowl, mash the ripe bananas
  2. Add the softened butter and mix together
  3. Add the sugar and syrup
  4. Add the salt, baking soda and vanilla – mix together
  5. Add the eggs – mix thoroughly
  6. Add the flour and combine well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.
  8. Bake at 160/170 degrees fahrenheit for 50/60 minutes.