I had really ripe bananas sitting idle in my fridge. So what was I supposed to do? I made banana cake!

This cake is one very much hawked snack in Cameroon. Back in the day, I would drool over the aroma that emanated from “Mami Banana Cake’s” transparent commercial bucket. Now that I can make mine, my heart is at peace.
Banana cupcakes are also known as banana bread when baked in a loaf pan. Oyibo people di call the cupcake version say banana muffins. They are great for breakfast and so easy to make. You only need one bowl for mixing all the ingredients. I’m not a fan of mixing many things in different sizes of bowls when cooking so this really works for me. It is pretty quick and easy to make!
To make this banana deliciousness you need 2 large ripe bananas that are turning black, pitiable and feeling dejected because nobody wants to eat them.
Very ripe bananas will give you the best results: intense banana flavour and great texture. I added a few shakes of cinnamon to each cupcake to give a little twist to this recipe. However, you don’t have to do this. You could add regular ole nutmeg to the whole batter.

This makes a perfect foodie gift for someone you love. You could even make some to appreciate a mother this Mother’s Day!
I love these cupcakes because they get ready in no time and they are so delicious! It’s the perfect thing to make when I am having a lazy foodie day. I love you with my heart, banana cupcakes.

Banana Cake Recipe

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 12 cupcakes


2 large bananas
A quarter cup of vegetable oil
2 large eggs
A quarter cup of sugar
Half teaspoon baking soda
Half teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder or nutmeg (optional)
One and a half cup of flour
A pinch of salt


Prepare your baking tins by greasing or by lining with cupcake liners then set your oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (About 176 Degrees Celsius).

Peel your dejected bananas and dump in a blender. Add in some water (about a quarter cup) and blend. If you are feeling like an Ajebota, use liquid milk to blend instead of water. Put that in your mixing bowl. It is the one and only mixing bowl you will need for this recipe. Praise the Lord.

Now crack open your eggs and dump in.
Pour in the vegetable oil.
Give that a really good mix.
Now my friend, throw in flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Now mix until everything is in harmony.
Fill your prepared baking tin with the batter trying to make sure each hole has about the same amount of batter.
Now top each of them with a few shakes of cinnamon powder. Please note that this is totally optional.
Use a spoon to lightly swirl the cinnamon. Don’t mix it. Just turn it in a little so it looks more appealing.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Now give me one good reason why you wouldn’t want to make this.



  1. I think this is one hell of a recipe. I will try this. I must try this. I am Nigerian and that's why I have probably never heard of this cool little bite. Thanks for sharing.

  2. yummy yummy yum yum!

  3. Try it sweetie. It is made up of easy ingredients you can relate to. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. One of my all time favourite cakes, easy to make, easy to eat. I usually blend everything and just pour the mixture in well greased pans.

  5. I tell you sis… very easy to make.

  6. The easiest banana cake recipe ever. Straight and simple. Thank you for sharing. By the way I made the delicious ice cream ladt Friday night and had a great breakfast the next day Saturday . I wish it was possible to upload the picture in the comment box. U are a star. Keep shining Precious

  7. This makes me so happy! Please send me a pic in my inbox. I'll check for comment gadgets that can take pictures. That could be a lot of fun. Each time you call me a star I blush. Thanks dearie.

  8. Would love to try it but I don't have cup cake pans.

    miimi's diary  

  9. You could save up for your first cake pan, dear. I can't imagine living without cake pans lol

  10. Looks Yum. I make mine with rolled oats instead of plain flour.

  11. That's a great idea, Chinelo. I should try the rolled oats version.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. mmm mmm mmm. This looks DELISH!

    xo, N


  14. hi preciois, jst tried d cameroon banana cake n it really tasted nice but d only problem is dt its nt fluffy like a cake……cld it b bcos i dint use baking soda? i used only baking powder

  15. I have missed this,infact aunty Pre am dki g this tomorrow.Ur recipe is much more easier…the one bowl tip just awwwwww.

  16. Hey Pre, must this recipe be only for cupcake. Can you use and bake a full cake

  17. Ngenche comfort

    Awww.thanks Ma Nkeih for this recipe

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  19. I have been baking this recipe endlessly and the world is loving it. Thanks a million

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