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Banana Nut Cake

- Submitted by Dahlia on 15th Feb 2008

(Pazham Cake, Cake with Mushy Bananas)

Banana Cake


  • Bananas - 2-3
  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil (or Butter or Olive Oil) - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup (Add 3/4 cup if you prefer less sweet cake)
  • Egg - 1
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Nuts (Cashews/Almonds) - 1/4 cup
  • Raisins - 1/4 cup


  1. Mash the bananas nicely and mix the vegetable oil and sugar with it.

    Banana Cake Preparation Steps

  2. Beat the egg separately and add it to the above mixture.

    Banana Cake Preparation Steps

  3. Add the salt and baking soda to the flour.
  4. Add this flour mixture to the wet ingredients mixing continuously by hand or using a hand mixer until everything is incorporated nicely.

    Banana Cake Preparation Steps

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  5. Mix the raisins with little dry flour. This will prevent it from sinking to the bottom.
  6. Finally add the nuts, raisins and vanilla extract and fold together using a spatula.

    Banana Cake Preparation Steps

  7. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and bake for 25- 35 minutes in a oven preheated to 350 degree F.

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  8. Check if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. It should come out clean.

    Banana Cake Preparation Steps

Serving Suggestion

  • Banana bread or banana cake can be had for breakfast or as a snack or as dessert.

Banana Cake

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Person zephrine   (May 22, 2016)
can we bake in indian cooker instead of oven bcs we don't have oven
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 22, 2016)
yes you can
Person ayanda   (February 28, 2016)
hi I would like sum ideas am doing food n nutrition studies so I need help with sum easy recipes in my dish it must be a 10 ingredient dish excluding salt n pepper,it must include legume,fruit,vegetable and cereal,it serving suggestion is 3-4 my email address follows its for my assignment
Person sushma   (December 2, 2015)
I have tried Banana cake receipe.....that cake is delicious n yummy....
nice receipe
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Thank you for leaving your feedback.
Person Snigdha   (October 20, 2015)
What was the size of the mould you used? Does this quantity bake 1kg or 1/2 kg cake?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 25, 2015)
I baked it in my 8" round baking pan. The cake must be approximately 1/2 kg.
Person amrita   (July 14, 2015)
Tried it. It's the best. Thanks
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 15, 2015)
Thats nice to hear...Enjoy!!!
Person Raksha   (June 27, 2015)
I like thins Recipe ti's my fav.
thanks for give Recipe
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2015)
Thats nice to hear... enjoy!!
Person sheetal   (May 13, 2015)
Wonderful recipe.. Very easy and quick... My cake turned out very good.. Thank you..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2015)
Thats nice to hear...enjoy...
Person Rashit   (December 5, 2014)
Going to try banana cake recipe. Will it work with wheat flour if I replace with maida
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 18, 2014)
The texture of the cake will change with wheat flour.
Person kristy mim   (May 30, 2014)
Its very nice and easy to make
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Yes true.. :-)
Person priya   (May 15, 2014)
Cake was awesome,i thought it would stick but it didn't.Thanks for the nice recipe...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 25, 2014)
Person liby   (March 13, 2014)
Butter or suflower oil????
Person liby   (March 13, 2014)
Can I try sunflower oil instead of butter?????
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 13, 2014)
Yes you can.
Person Lakshmi   (January 20, 2014)
can i make this recipe in my electric rice cooker???
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 20, 2014)
haven't tried with rice cooker till now...
Person jolcorr   (June 18, 2013)
i just did it in 4 mins in 4 glasses in the microwave adding little milk and using 2 teaspoons of baking powder in place of baking soda. Wow yummy yummy mouth is still watering
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 19, 2013)
Thats nice.. How long did u keep and in what temperature?. Do shar it. It will be helpful for many. Thank You.
Person raji   (March 1, 2013)
condensed milk how much as my neigbhours also want eggless one. i saw in one of the recipes using coke can we use sprite instead
Person Natasha   (December 30, 2012)
What can we use instead of egg??
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 10, 2013)
Try using condensed milk. You can also google and find recipes for eggless banana cake.
Person sundari   (September 5, 2012)
hi , i did it convection mode , its really came out very fluffy . just i pre heated the oven at 185 degree for 12min and then baked the batter for 22 min's .

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Old Comments

Comment by annie davis

I dont have a microwave which can allow me to preheat, if i just bake the cake for 25-35 mins will that help?
Reply :-
           Hi Annie, I haven't tried the cake in the microwave ao I'm not sure of the timings. But generally microwave cooks it really fast. It won't take  25 minutes.

Comment by Reena M
Hi Dahlia ,

I would like to know how to bake this cake in microwave oven.Can u please let me the the temperature for convection oven and the baking time
Reply :-
         Hi, I've baked the cake in convection oven at 350 degree F (180 C) for 25-35 minutes. In a microwave, it should take around 10-15 minutes on high power. I haven''t treid it so not able to tell exactly.

Comment by mehnaaz beekay
          i wanted to know that instead of sugar can i put sugar free powder to the cake and how much should i put?
Reply :-
        Hi Mehnaaz, You can use sugar free products. The quatity equivalent of sugar is usually given in the box. You can use accordingly.

Comment by Nidhi Jha

Hi Dahlia,

I tried to make this cake 3 more times however it did not turn out perfect,the cake gets burnt
from outside if i bake it @ 180 degree c however it remains uncooked from inside, I also tried to bake it @ 160 degrees & 150 but it did not rise properly...i am very disappointed, could you please 
suggest me the right temperature & time as i have dual heater otg, Also suggest me which kind of cake tin i should use to bake the cake.
Reply :-
          Hi Nidhi, I'm so sorry that I am not able to help you out. I have a conventional oven and temperatures are perfect in that. Its so difficult to guess the problem without actually used a dual heater oven before. 

One suggestion is, cook the cake in 180 degree. When the top starts browning, cover the cake with a butter paper and continue with the cooking. My assumption is that it will prevent the top from getting hard and browned.

About cake tins, you can use any type of cake pan. I have used glass pan, silicone pans as well as non stick pans.

Comment by Nidhi Jha
Hi Dahlia,

I tried this recipe twice however, my cake became hard from outer surface, i have a oven that has dual heaters and i baked this cake @ 180 c temperature for 25 that correct?
Reply :-
          Hi Nidhi, I'm so sorry to hear that your cake turned hard. I make this cake quite often and it just turns perfect. Is it because of the dual heaters?? Is the cake getting cooked very fast?? Check the cake little earlier next time.

Comment by rosette symonds
        thats gud one il try this
Reply :-
        Yes it tastes very good. Do try.

Comment by Abhilasha Singh
        One more query i want to do. is it ok with vegetable oil instead of butter, i mean is it affects in taste anyways.
waiting for reply as i m trying for first time.

Reply :-
         Hi Abilasha, You can use either butter or vegetable oil. The taste is the same but the texture varies a little bit. Either way the cake is delicious so proceed with whatever you have on hand.

Comment by Abhilasha Singh
        Dear Please let us also know the same receipe without ovan if possible.
Reply :-
        Hi Abilasha, I haven't tried without an oven. Sorry that I'm not able to help you.

Comment by radha robby
Am so greatful to you...each time i make yr recipes very one enjoyed it...i just had a doubt could we add salted butter for cake recipes or it should be onlu unsalted butter.

Reply :-
           Please use unsalted butter.

Comment by anita thakur
         your banana cake recipe was yummmmmmmmmy,i didnt add any nuts or raisins but still it tasted good and my little one also loved it.
Reply :-
         Glad to hear that. Adding nuts and raisins is purely personal choice.

Comment by liki dharshueli gud 

       itzzzzzz reli reli awesome !!!!!!!!!!!
yummy de taste was r
Reply :-
       Thank You.

Comment by nava sha banana cake tat i tried was so nice to eat...i'm really happy wit ur recipe...thank you
Reply :-
         Nice to hear that you liked the cake. Enjoy more new recipes.

Comment by Goonsmriti Sakya
          I am so happy that I tried your recipe.The cake was marvellous.I'm waiting for my 7 year old daughter to come home from school and try the cake.Thanks for the lovely recipe.:)
Reply :-
         Hi Goonsmriti, Glad that you liked it. I'm sure your daughter will like it too. I make this whenever the bananas turns black and no one wants to eat them at home.

Comment by danni leadbetter
           is purpose flour just like plain flour
Reply :-
          Yes. All purpose flour is also called 'maida'.

Comment by Shashikumar Naik
         Can we make cakes using whole wheat flour and Margarine which is cholesterol free ?
Reply :-
        Yes you can. The taste and texture will differ slightly.

Comment by Shashikumar Naik
           Can this banana cake be made without an egg ? as many of my Jain / Gujarati friends wish to know ..
Reply :-
        Here's an eggless recipe given by one of the users. Hope that helps.
      "mix one and a half cup all purpose flour, one cup milk powder, half cup sugar, 2 large ripe bananas(crushed with a fork), add baking soda, and water. :)"

Comment by Interested Reader
         My recipe for veg banana cake:
mix one and a half cup all purpose flour, one cup milk powder, half cup sugar, 2 large ripe bananas(crushed with a fork), add baking soda, and water. :)
Reply :-
          Thank You for the variation. It will be useful for many.

Comment by Sudip Adhikary
         hey, thanks so much for sharing ur recipes. For couples like us who just got married and love to experiment with food these are great recepies. We checked out many of your recepies today and will try them over the weekend.... thanks very much.
Sudip & Sushmita
Reply :-
          Thanks Sudip. Do try the recipes and dont hesitate to ask any doubts you may have. Dont forget to leave your comments after you try the dishes.

Comment by Janet Goh on 28 April 2010 10:32AM
         thank you for sharing your receipe. 

I am new in Mumbai. Have not been able to find all purpose flour in shopping centres. I am living in Powai, Hiranandari Gardens. Any suggestions where to get it would be greatly appreciated.
Reply :-
          All Purpose Flour is called 'Maida' in Mumbai!! You can find it in any grocery stores.

Comment by Mirelle Biggs on 29 April 2010 15:25PM
         this cake is delicious and most mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
Reply :-
          Thanks Mirelle!!

Comment by Goob awesomist on 09 November 2009 20:46PM
          ur banana cake was awesome
Reply :-

 Comment by 26 harsun kaur on 26 October 2009 00:44AM

        without egg what we can use 
Reply :-            
          hi harsun, you can try using 1/4 cup of condesed milk instead.

Comment by Roshi Gupta on 19 June 2009 05:55AM
          Hi,nice to hear from u.I have recentiy started with baking cakes.U have some nice recipes. Thanks.
Reply :-
          Oh thats great!!!! Do try all the cakes and cookies......

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