Grain Free Banana Cake

Well, after a bit of experimentation and winging it, I’ve come up with this sweet and tangy banana cake.


  • 3/4 cup Plantain Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 4 organic lady finger bananas


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees, fan forced
  • Peel bananas and reduce to pulp in a blender
  • In a separate bowl, mix plantain flour, bicarb soda and citric acid
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition
  • Add banana pulp into mixture and mix well
  • Fold in half the flour, then half the milk, then remainder of flour and milk, mix well.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into a seven or eight inch sandwich tin or springform tin
  • Bake 25 mins

The citric acid in the recipe helps lighten the mix and provides a nice sharp aftertaste to the sweetness of the bananas. I hope you enjoy it.