Toddler Snack Time… Banana Cake!

In this post I’m going to share with you one of my toddlers favourite snacks and that is banana cake! Not only is it his favourite it is also many of our family members favourite with constant requests for me to make it.

I started making this cake when the bananas in my house began going to waste. Roland doesn’t like to eat actual bananas, only things with bananas in them. This cake is quick and easy and I always have the ingredients in my pantry so when the bananas get to that “only good for cooking” stage it’s not a problem and we have no more banana waste! It’s also a recipe that you can mix by hand so it’s a quick clean up as well, which is appealing if you don’t like washing dishes like me!

Print the recipe banana cake, and let’s get started!

Missing from this photo is the 160 grams of melted butter.


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 160 grams melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Prepare cake tin of your choice, or muffin pan and preheat the oven on 180*C. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Place batter in tin and bake 35 minutes or until cake bounces back when lightly touched.
Note: With this mix I make 12 mini muffins and 1 loaf tin. Mini muffins cook in roughly 15 minutes.

To make this simple recipe even more delicious, you can add choc chips, raspberries or blue berries. Or if you like icing you could make a simple cream cheese frosting using my favourite recipe! It’s also yummy warmed up with some butter spread on.


Cream Cheese Icing

  • 125 grams cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Mix all ingredients until combined and smooth. This is a soft icing and will need to be kept refrigerated.

I hope you enjoy making this easy banana cake and we would love to see a photo of your little one enjoying it over on our DP Kids Facebook page.

You can also watch a quick video of this on YouTube!


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