Banana Cake With Orange Icing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Another great banana cake but with a blast of citrus; gives it an added zing! It is lower in fat than some and I quite often make it without the icing so it is not too sweet either. I often add something extra as well...often a handful of dried cranberries really sets it off. I usually bake it in a tube pan but that is my personal preference. This recipe originated in "Lighthearted Everyday Cooking" by Anne Lindsay.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, cream margarine; add sugar and beat well.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in vanilla, bananas, and orange rind.
  4. Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat into egg mixture alternately with milk.
  5. Spray tube pan or 9 inch sqare pan with nonstick coating; spoon in batter.
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed in center.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool on rack.
  8. Orange Icing:.
  9. In small bowl, combine sugar, yogurt, orange rind and juice; mix until smooth.
  10. Spread over cake.
  11. Cut into wedges.


Most Helpful

This cake smells amazing while in the oven & tastes as good! I used 4 dead bananas in the cake which made it extra moist. For the icing I didn't have any yogurt in the house, so just used a bit of milk. I made it in a tube pan & drizzled the icing over top. It made a great cake for company.

Gumboot Gourmet March 08, 2010

This is a lovely moist 'light' banana cake, I made it in the tube pan and iced using apricot yoghurt as thats all I had. Great recipe.

Evie* March 19, 2005

This is a wonderfully tasty cake. I've made it a few times in the past and it goes very well.

Charishma_Ramchandani January 24, 2005

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