One egg banana cake with orange icing

One Egg Banana Cake

Originally published as “Banana Cake” in The Central Queensland Herald, Thursday the 14th June 1951

The cake in the photo above is made with all vegan ingredients.


3 mashed bananas

1/4 lb or 120gm of butter or dairy free margarine

1 cup of sugar (these are 240 ml or standard US cups)

1 egg or equivalent of vegan egg substitute

2 cups of plain or all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 cup of milk or soy milk

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (known as baking soda in some countries)


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F

Grease a 22 cm or 9″ cake tin or other cake tin of similar size

Cream the sugar and butter together

Add the beaten egg

Mix in the mashed bananas

Gently mix in the siftted flour and baking powder

Dissolve the bicarb soda in the milk and add it to the batter

Bake for 1 hour or until cooked

If desired top with lemon, chocolate or orange icing.