Easy and Irresistible Plantain Bread Cake

Plantain Bread Cake

There is nothing better than using up those funky, ugly looking plantains that look like they should be in the trash already. This is a rule of thumb for me before I add overripe plantains to any recipe; I do a taste test first. If I can eat it then it is ok.

There are a whole lot of recipe that you can make with plantains and one of them is the Plantain Bread Cake. The Plantain Bread is very delicious and very easy to put together.

Plantain Bread Cake Recipe

Wouldn’t it be cool if you make this, amazing delicious plantain bread? Serves as a great breakfast. Fresh from the oven it is moist and tender; you could eat the whole thing without realizing you have gone overboard!


☛2 Cups Flour
☛1 Tsp Salt
☛³/₄ Cup Sugar
☛1 stick Butter/Margarine (113g or 8 Tbsp)
☛2 Tsp baking powder
☛Overripe plantains
☛¹/₄ Cup Yogurt
☛2 Eggs
☛Tbsp Milk
☛1 Tsp Vanilla extract


⏩Preheat the Oven to 350°F.
⏩Grease and Flour the Baking Pan and set aside.
⏩Combine the Flour, Salt and Baking powder and set aside.
⏩Mash or blend the Plantains.
⏩Cream together the Butter and Sugar for 2 to 3 minutes.
⏩Add the Yogurt and cream it together. Add the eggs one at a time and cream together as well.
⏩Combine the wet ingredients together with the dry ingredient and fold a couple of times.
⏩Pour the batter into the prepared baking Pan. Smooth out the surface of the batter and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hr or till a tester or toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  • I used vanilla as my flavor today. However, you can use Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Allspice or any other flavor of your choice.
  • As much as you want to add a type of flavor to your cake, these flavors should compliment the cake and not overwhelm it. Therefore, add just enough flavor and don’t mask the plantain taste in your Cake.
  • The riper the plantain the sweeter it is so you may need to adjust the quantity of your sugar based on the ripeness of the Plantain
  • As much as you want to make sure the plantain is well mashed, it is best to leave it thick and lumpy. Try not to puree it. You can use a hand mixer like I did, it will do the job just fine. Likewise, you can use a Potato masher or fork but I will advise against blending it.
  • Don’t over mix the batter otherwise, the cake will come out tough.
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