This is a to-die-for banana cake. It’s so moist due to banana and the strong unique taste, you can never find this anywhere unless you make it yourself.

Gula Melaka Banana Cake

Makes 1 loaf cake (7.9" x 4.3")
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: ZaTaYaYummy


  • 75 grams unsalted butter soften
  • 100 grams fine white sugar
  • 80 grams gula melaka palm sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 90 ml buttermilk
  • 200 grams mashed very ripe bananas
  • 140 grams plain flour
  • ΒΎ tsp. baking soda
  • ΒΌ tsp. salt


  • Lined loaf pan with parchment paper. (7.9″ x 4.3″)
  • Preheat oven to 200C or 180C fan-forced.
  • Shave gula melaka using a food processor or knife.
  • Puree or mash ripe banana.
  • In a measuring cup, combine milk, vanilla extract and mashed banana.
  • In a bowl, whisk pain flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In your mixing bowl, cream soften butter and both sugars together for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time.
  • Turn your mixer down to low, gradually add in half of the dry ingredients.
  • Then, drizzle in all your wet ingredients.
  • Lastly, gradually add in the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Bake it in the oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely before transferring to a platter.
  • Best eaten within 2 days.


If you couldn’t find gula melaka, you could substitute it with brown sugar.

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