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. Also check out our recipe for a basic cream cheese frosting.


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


  • 75g butter
  • 75g cream cheese
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 3 passion fruit, 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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