Banana and Hazelnut Loaf Cake

OH hiya! I’ve been a busy wee bee recently (uni has finished for the year so I’m working a lil’ bit more) but I managed to squeeze in a couple of mins to bake this banana and hazelnut loaf cake at the weekend and it turned out fab (if I do say so myself).

My Auntie gave me the recipe for this the last time she was visiting home and I promised her I would give it a go (I didn’t promise it would turn out well) and at long last I was able to send her some pics of the final product!


You’ll need:

  • 130g of salted butter at room temp
  • 150g of soft brown sugar (I don’t think it matters if it’s light or dark but I used light)
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 100g of chopped hazelnuts (I couldn’t find any so I had to chop them myself and sweet lord that was a messy task)
  • 3 large, very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 240g of strong white flour (dunno what that means so I just used plain flour)
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until it is fluffy and pale in colour
  • Add the eggs one at a time and whisk well between each addition
  • Add the hazelnuts and mashed banana
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and add the nutmeg, salt and pepper
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and gently fold the mixture until everything is combined
  • Pour the mixture into a loaf tin lined with grease-proof paper (or greased with butter) and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a knife comes out clean


And that’s that! It was a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be (maybe I might actually be good at this baking craic?) and I’m soooo pleased with how it turned out!

I decorated mines with some more chopped hazelnuts and it really looked the part!


Lemme know if you give this recipe a go and leave some of your fave recipes in the comments below so I can have a whirl at them!

Until next time…


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