Banana and Maple Syrup Loaf Cake


Between Lowen, Rory and their friends who were round to play, this Banana and Maple Syrup Loaf Cake was gone in one afternoon. Notice that I've use Maple Syrup AGAIN! I can't get enough of the stuff and have been putting it in and on everything I possibly can in the last few weeks.

I had some samples of Clarkes Maple Syrup sent to me a while ago and for this cake I used their vanilla maple syrup. It gave the cake a wonderful depth of flavour but ordinary maple syrup would be fine ...or even golden syrup. You could also add in a handful of chocolate chips or some nuts too but my kids like it plain so I left it without any extra adornments.

This turned out to be the perfect baked treat for a sunny half term afternoon in the garden, with a cold glass of milk alongside. Yum was the verdict from the kids.

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Banana and Maple Syrup Loaf Cake
A great cake for using up black banana's
  • 120g Butter, softened
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 8 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 2 Black Banana's, mashed
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c and line a loaf tin.Step 2: Cream together butter and sugar, beat in the eggs and syrup then fold in the flour and baking powder. Finally stir in the mashed banana's.Step 3: Put mixture into tin and bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Cool then remove from tin.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 slices


  1. Love the combination of flavours - it sounds delish!

  2. The maple syrup gives it a wonderful flavour...even if you do need to use 8TBSP!!!


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