Banana Cake Recipe With Passion Fruit Icing

Banana loaf with passion fruit frosting

  • serves 10
  • Easy

Our take on the ever-popular banana loaf. Made with pecans and a tropical passion fruit frosting, this is a teatime treat to share with family and friends


Try our banana cake with passion fruit icing, then check out our classic banana bread, vegan banana bread, banana and walnut loaf and more delicious banana bread recipes.



  • butter 75g, softened
  • soft brown sugar 110g
  • plain flour 125g
  • wholemeal flour 75g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • eggs 2
  • very ripe bananas 4, mashed
  • pecans 75g, each snapped in half


  • butter 75g
  • cream cheese 75g
  • icing sugar 150g
  • passion fruit 3, halved and seeds and pulp scooped out


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter, sugar, flours, baking powder, eggs and banana together.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the nuts and spoon into a lined and buttered 450g loaf tin. Bake for 1¼ – 1½ hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin then lift out and cool on a rack.

  • Step 3

    To make the frosting beat the butter until soft, beat in the cream cheese and then the sugar and 2 tbsp passion fruit juice. Frost the loaf and drizzle over the remaining juice, leave seeds in if you like or sieve them out.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 428
  • Fat 22.7g
  • Carbs 49.4g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 5.2g
  • Salt 0.6g