Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Most Fabulous Banana Cake

I love baking with bananas.It gives such a unique taste to the baked goods that even people who detest banana do not seem to mind the hint of it in the cakes/muffins.One of my first baking recipes was this Eggless Banana Nut Muffin.I would highly recommend it to beginner bakers as it gives such perfect and tasty result each and every time.

Bananas are great egg substitutes and usually mashed bananas are used in place of eggs in cakes/cupcakes.I somehow wanted to stick to the original recipe as Nags felt this was the Best Banana Cake.

Only change I did was to add salted butter,as I use that in every bake of mine and accidentally added the salt too.So there was a slight salty overtone[which only I could detect,btw]but otherwise,the cake's a winner.I skipped the frosting too and made the cake using my good ol' electric hand beater.I am planning to go eggless next time by adding an extra banana or by adding yogurt in place of the egg.

Is it the most fabulous Banana Cake??I would have to try this again with unsalted butter to confirm as I felt this lacked the Banana-ey punch.I would go back to my trusted recipe as my go-to Banana Cake.

The Most Fabulous Banana Cake
Recipe source - Belinda Jaffrey's Mix and Bake,adapted from Nags' Best Banana Cake


Flour/Maida - 3/4 cup / 110 grams
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp[skip if using salted butter]
Banana - 1 large,very ripe
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1,room temperature
Butter - 1/4 cup/50 grams
Buttermilk - 50 ml [Make buttermilk by adding 50ml minus 1 tsp milk to a bowl.Add 1 tsp vinegar and let it sit for 10 minutes,buttermilk is ready]
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp


Preheat oven to 350F / 180C. 
Grease a 9" cake pan or a Bundt pan,like I used.
Put the flour, baking powder, salt, and soda into a bowl and whisk together with a fork or a balloon whisk.
Chop the bananas and mash with a fork.Make sure the banana is really really ripe.
Add the sugar and egg to the mashed banana and beat well. Then add the butter and beatfor another minute until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Next, add the buttermilk and vanilla extract and beat until just blended.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and fold until just blended. Don't overdo the mixing part.
Scoop into greased pan and smooth out the top layer evenly.
Bake for about 40 mins or until the top turns golden brown and the cake passes the skewer test. Remove and let cool completely.

Remember I baked a Bundt Cake on November 15th,International Bundt Day??Mary-The Food Librarian sent me the "I Like Big Bundts" button which I am so proudly showing off here!!

Sending this to Ally's event Delicious Desserts!!


  1. That was an awesome looking cake. Even I love the flavour of banana in any baked item. Perfect click.

  2. why dont you send this in dearie :):)


  3. Divya, the cake is looking so moist, soft and porous. wish mine's turn out like that too always. But then I'm in the learning stage unlike you who in mu opinion is a perfect 10 on a 1-10 scale.

  4. Aaahhh I can smell the banana here!!! That cake looks super fluffy and bookmarking it too ;)

  5. The cake is looking delicious.. bananas give a lovely flavour to the cakes.. would love to see the eggless version also.

  6. I also relish banana in breads and cake ! looks great !!

  7. It sure looks like the most fabulous the crumb.

  8. Love the texture of the cake (first click). Buttermilk is a good add to this lovely cake.

  9. Divya, the cake looks so soft.I love banana flavour in cakes, especially the aroma when it is baking. I am sure gonna try this out soon.Snaps are rocking.

  10. Very soft and moist cake. Looks so inviting.

  11. Damn pretty looking cake,sooo moist and soft..

  12. Looks really superb...moist n soft..

  13. I yoo love baking with banana and this one looks so good.

  14. Awesome looking cake :) I too love bananas in cakes. They make the cake moist and yummy :)

  15. I am huge fan of banana cakes. Urs looks perfect Divya!

  16. Looks soft and very moist cake...yumm!!

  17. Love the first pic! I love banana cake and posted it in my blog...

  18. I love baking with bananas too and they will never let you down..My first baking attempt was banana walnut muffins..Looks yumm!!!

  19. And I was going to suggest you try my recipe (for a more intense banana flavour) :-) only to realize you've tried that already. Bundt looks cute... :-)

  20. this looks waaay sexier that mine :) :)

  21. Hello Divya,
    I'm new to your blog. I just happened in on it while browsing for cake recipes.
    I've been looking for a while now for a banana cake recipe that doesn't call for brown sugar, or buttermilk. But your instructions for making buttermilk look so simple that I'm going to definitely give this a try.
    Thanks for the recipe.


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