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Banana Nut Cake

- Submitted by Dahlia on 15th Feb 2008

(Pazham Cake, Cake with Mushy Bananas)

Banana Cake

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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

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

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  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.

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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.

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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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Comments (40)

Person   ()
can we bake in indian cooker instead of oven bcs we don't have oven
Person   ()
yes you can
Person   ()
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   ()
I have tried Banana cake receipe.....that cake is delicious n yummy....
nice receipe
Person   ()
Thank you for leaving your feedback.
Person   ()
Hi
What was the size of the mould you used? Does this quantity bake 1kg or 1/2 kg cake?
Person   ()
I baked it in my 8" round baking pan. The cake must be approximately 1/2 kg.
Person   ()
Tried it. It's the best. Thanks
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear...Enjoy!!!
Person   ()
I like thins Recipe ti's my fav.
thanks for give Recipe
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear... enjoy!!
Person   ()
Wonderful recipe.. Very easy and quick... My cake turned out very good.. Thank you..
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear...enjoy...
Person   ()
Hi
Going to try banana cake recipe. Will it work with wheat flour if I replace with maida
Person   ()
The texture of the cake will change with wheat flour.
Person   ()
Its very nice and easy to make
Person   ()
Yes true.. :-)
Person   ()
Cake was awesome,i thought it would stick but it didn't.Thanks for the nice recipe...
Person   ()
Thanks.
Person   ()
Butter or suflower oil????
Person   ()
Can I try sunflower oil instead of butter?????
Person   ()
Yes you can.
Person   ()
can i make this recipe in my electric rice cooker???
Person   ()
haven't tried with rice cooker till now...
Person   ()
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 cake..my mouth is still watering
Person   ()
Thats nice.. How long did u keep and in what temperature?. Do shar it. It will be helpful for many. Thank You.
Person   ()
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   ()
What can we use instead of egg??
Person   ()
Try using condensed milk. You can also google and find recipes for eggless banana cake.
Person   ()
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 .
Person   ()
how u know the time duration of preheat the oven?? I cannot understand it ,so my cake become hard.. i have 20 litre godrej microoven..please suggest
Person   ()
Wow ! The cake turned out beautifully in microwave oven in just 3 minutes!
Person   ()
Hi, this is for those people who do not have oven. Something similar to the above suggested. Take a Pressure Cooker. Put sand one or two layer. Heat it. Put all the cake bater into a greased pan. Keep the pan inside the pressure cooker. but one needs to be very careful while placing the pan in the heated cooker else you will burn your hand. Now close the cooker. do not put gasket. Put the weight over it. after 25-30 minutes take out the lid and check by piercing a stick. if uncooked cook it for some more time. Notice the cake baking smell. once done take out from the cooker carefully as cooker will be very hot. The cake would come out nicely just like oven. Caution as said earlier have patience in keeping and removing the pan do not burn your hand.
Person   ()
Hi everyone
I tried the whole recipie in microwave mode and the cake was ready in just 10 mins soft and fluffy . I have also made this recipie with grapes,mango and Bananas all came out really well. Thanks for the great recipie...
Person   ()
Thanks for your tips Nitu.
Person   ()
Hi Nitu, Please tell me the temperature or power that you chose for baking the cake.
Person   ()
Hi Sarmistha I baked it on full power n if it is your 1st attempt then first bake it for 7-8 mins then at 1-1min interval if it is under cooked
Person   ()
Hi i tried it in convection mode tried a lot but only top layer was made after that i shifted remainig bater into cup and made it in microwave mode and it was ready in just 2 minutes. Next time i will try the whole recipie in microwave mode:
Person   ()
mere pas oven nahi hai to kaise cook kare
Person   ()
You can try in the pressure cooker. Put the batter in a pan and put the pan in the pressure cooker. Cook it without whistle for about the same time (25-35 min). Do not add any water as we are not steaming it. Use an old pressure cooker for this. Insert a tooth pick to see if the cake is done. This method is a little risky so do it very carefully.

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Comment by annie davis
Hi,

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 mins...is 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.

Regards
Abhilasha
 
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
Hi..
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.

Regards
Radha.
 
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
         OMG........my 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 :-
          Thanks!!


 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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