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Banana cake with rava (Eggless)

This recipe is from Deepa. Just 4 months back, I didn’t know about her. Since then, I interacted a few times and absolutely loved to get emails from her. When I came to know she is from my neighboring state Goa, I requested her to send some authentic Goan recipes. She sent two recipes, one was the prawn balchuan and the second was ‘banana cake’. She even mentioned that “It’s a different way of making a cake, with rava instead of flour”, but somehow, I just missed that line. But last week I was going through some of my old emails and I read more cautiously this time and was amazed to see a cake recipe without flour.

I have been going through different food blogs and saw dishes from different parts of India. But couldn’t find any Goan recipes. So this is my entry from beautiful Goa for the Independence day parade.

I baked this one today, just to be sent to the parade. I wanted to decorate it like Indian flag, but didn’t manage to get it right. When I bought different colored icings from Walmart, the lady on the counter asked me – “planning to decorate cake?”. I said “Yes, I am trying to learn”. She said “Don’t worry, however it looks, it will taste great”. That time I was 100% sure that I can decorate it well. Today I realized whatever she said was correct. I think I still have to try a lot before learning to decorate :(.

Before this, I tried two varieties of banana cakes, this and with Pushpa’s recipe. Both were amazing. What makes this cake different is the amazing aroma of cardamom and no egg in it.

Ingredients:
Ripe bananas 3
Rava (wheat sooji) 1 cup
Sodium-bi-carb(baking soda) 1/2 tsp
Cardomom powder 1/2 tsp
Coconut milk 2 cups
Sugar 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts 1 tsp
Salt

I did not add salt and used 1 tea spn baking powder instead of baking soda.

Method:
Roast rava over low heat in a kadai until aroma wafts from pan. Soak the rava in coconut milk for 2 hours.
Mash the bananas and add to rava along with sugar. Add soda, salt and cardamom powder. Mix the cashews. Apply little ghee to cake mould (I used parchment paper in the baking tray), pour in the mixture.

Preheat the oven at 350F for 10mins. Bake for around 35mins at 350 F or until a knife put in center comes out clean.

Decorate in whatever way required (optional).

Makes 8 pieces
Preparation time : 10min (excluding the baking time).

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  • Shankari August 14, 2006, 7:34 pm

    Would not have thought in my wildest dreams that you can make cake with sooji..awesome

  • prema August 14, 2006, 8:33 pm

    Havent heard that u can bake a cake with rava and that too without egg. The recipe also is very simple and easy … would love to try it. thanks for the recipe

  • Priya Bhaskaran August 14, 2006, 10:11 pm

    Wow shilpa, cake without egg is just amazing. I don’t take much egg and always search for recipes without egg:) This is something I can try—the Sooji flour thing is really new to me:)

  • Puspha August 15, 2006, 12:48 am

    Beautiful. Well done to u & Happy indepedence day.

  • menutoday August 15, 2006, 2:09 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Nice recipe. Thanx for sharing.

  • Krithika August 15, 2006, 4:45 am

    No eggs and flour ! This is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  • supriya August 15, 2006, 6:34 am

    i have tried this cake,and it taste really good.the bananas have to be very ripe.Also you can add walnuts or cashews in the dough itself rather than toppings.I make this cake without the coconut milk as well,that is not bad either,but if you chose this path,you have to make sure to leave the banans and sooji misture to raise for atleast 5-6 hrs

  • Arjuna August 15, 2006, 8:00 am

    Great recipe Shilpa! Thanks for sharing.

  • ArSu August 15, 2006, 8:12 am

    Hi Shilpa nice entry for the parade. Sounds easy and cake without egg and with sooji is interesting.

  • Aruna August 15, 2006, 8:15 am

    Shilpa…..My MIL too is from Goa and makes a banana cake in the cooker (on the gas stove in cake cooker which is used in Goa, havent seen it anywhere in stores) It tastes excellent. I donno the recipe, but i know she does not use coconut milk. Her cake is brownish in colour with no egg. Need to try this one and get her recipe as well.

  • Madhu August 15, 2006, 9:52 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Very different cake…with rava & without eggs…..should try this. Thanks for the recipe. Happy independence day.

  • Tina August 15, 2006, 10:33 am

    Hey Shilpa… thats super easy & so yummy… I have so many vegetarian friends & they have to always forfeit cakes during any birthday celebrations. This ones going to be on my list now for such occassions. BTW, I also tried out ur eggless dates cake & it turned out really good. Sorry, I could’nt take a pic. My friends pounced on it as soon as it was out of the oven.

    I will try this banana rava cake soon.

  • RP August 15, 2006, 10:58 am

    Hey that looks beautiful! Who said you didn’t do it well? When I decorate a cake, I would overdo it and make a mess. You did it neatly.
    And thanks for bringing out this recipe.

  • Archana August 15, 2006, 2:04 pm

    Shilpa dear, this is one good looking cake,and such a unique recipe ! I am adding it to my recipe collection and will try it out soon. Thank you so much for bringing in such a precious find from our homeland.

  • Vineela August 15, 2006, 2:30 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    Cake looks yummy.Beautiful and color looks cool .
    I love goa.
    I like d your chakli .Nice demo,Shilpa.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Vineela

  • mandira August 15, 2006, 5:15 pm

    eggless and rava cake! This is a discovery :)
    thank you for sharing.

  • Lera August 15, 2006, 7:00 pm

    Wow! simply Great…….so many goodies in one go, shilpa,I liked your chakli’s too.

  • Chandrika August 15, 2006, 8:06 pm

    Wow..a cake without flour…Will definitely give it a try…

    Thank you Shilpa… It looks yummy! :-)

  • Vaishali August 16, 2006, 12:55 am

    Hey Ashwini,
    I have eaten ‘Rava cake’ as a child. At one of my relatives place. Thank you so much to you and Deepa for sharing this recipe. I know, it’s gonna taste wonderful. I remember the taste. Will try it as soon as possible and will let you know.

  • Shilpa August 16, 2006, 1:24 pm

    Thanks all for the lovely comments. I am honored.

  • mahek-india August 17, 2006, 10:46 pm

    hi
    i have to thank you for this wonderful recipe as i am not much for white flour and such a veg cake would be a treat for my mom-in-law who does not have eggs and hence cakes . i usually make the cucumber cake which is a goan speciality and it is enjoyed and eaten by everyone now its the banana cake. i will try it blog about it and let you know
    thanks again

  • Gayathri Ragupathy August 19, 2006, 7:06 pm

    Hi
    Eggless cake with rava … really looks different and interesting. I am planning to bake it today. I havent tasted cakes so far because we are strict veggies. please do post in some more interesting eggless cake recipes…

  • Sunitha Kamal August 21, 2006, 9:38 am

    I love banana cake. It was nice of you to post this receipe. Its really great to know that a cake can be done of sooji. Thanks a lot.

  • nidhi August 24, 2006, 6:27 am

    hi dear , i have microwave with micro, grill and combi options. this is not of convection mode. can i bake cake and pizzas in this . please help me

  • Shilpa August 24, 2006, 6:38 am

    Nidhi, I have never used microwave for any kind of baking :(. So can’t help much in this regard, you might have to try. I found this when I googled about baking cakes in microwave. Have a look.

  • nasim August 25, 2006, 7:39 am

    Hi supriya,
    Can u please tell me what liquid you used instead of coconut milk.Thanks.

  • Shilpa August 25, 2006, 9:01 am

    Nasim, Supriya in the above comment mentioned about using milk instead of coconut milk. But as she said, with milk you have to leave the sooji in it for around 5hrs.

  • nasim August 25, 2006, 11:31 am

    I made cake with cocnut milk and baking powder. I soaked the toasted rava for 2hrs in coconut milk and somhow the whole cocnut milk was not absorbed by the rava or i didn’t see the rava risen,there was some cocnut milk still on top. Anyway after baking the cake,it came out like the sheera/uppama consistency and not like a cake. Do u know what went wrong?

  • Shilpa August 25, 2006, 11:34 am

    Did you add the soda (or baking powder)? That is the only thing that can go wrong. It is okay if rava does not rise.

  • nasim August 25, 2006, 12:37 pm

    I added baking powder. Another thing what I notiched was the batter was sort of watery and not thick like regular cake batters.

  • nasim August 25, 2006, 1:12 pm

    Whatis the difference between parchment paper and wax paper and aluminium foil ?When do we use these?Is all for non-stick purpose?

  • Shilpa August 25, 2006, 3:12 pm

    Nasim, I have no idea what could have gone wrong. Because it is the same proportion deepa sent me and I have tried it myself with the same proportion. May be you should try once more.

    As far as my knowledge goes Parchment paper and wax papers are used for baking. You can read more about them aluminium foil, Wax paper, Parchment paper

  • Gauri Kumar September 6, 2006, 7:23 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    This is such a tasty looking cake and I have to say that the icing makes it look so much more yummy!

    I was just wondering whether you could email me the recipe for the icing. I really want it to look as good as yours!

    Thank you! :)

  • Shilpa September 6, 2006, 7:28 am

    Gauri, I used Whipped cream from “Betty crocker”, blue decorating icing from “Cake mate” and Red, green, desert sprinkles crystals(Great value). I got all of these from Walmart.

  • Priya September 12, 2006, 8:36 am

    Hi Shilpa, I have tried your recipe . It was very good. Thank you very much .

  • Nikki September 12, 2006, 8:38 am

    Hi Shilpa, Thank you very much for your recipe. I have tried your recipe . It was very good

  • Krupa Bhatt October 17, 2006, 6:16 am

    Hi Shilpa!

    I tried your eggless banana cake and it was very good in test. When I cooked it came out stiky..i don’t know why? I want to know why we need to soak rava for 2 hours? I soked only for half an hour. Please let me know where I did mistake? I am crazy for eggless cake becaue I dont have eggs.

    Thank you!

  • Shilpa October 17, 2006, 1:48 pm

    Krupa,
    When it is soaked for 2 hours, the rava absorbs the coconut milk well and it does not become sticky after baking. After soaking well, the rava becomes thick and I think that helps to make it pluffy.

    If you like eggless cakes, try date cake also. That is also amazing….

  • Krupa October 19, 2006, 12:45 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    Thanks for the prompt response. I will try your egg-less banana cake once again and I guess this time it will come out good. I tried your Egg-less date cake twice and it was yummy. Thanks for the post. Please send me the recipe of Pineapple Egg-less Cake because I love Pineapple.

  • Hema October 20, 2006, 7:09 am

    Hello,

    I tried the banana cake today. I cooked the cake nearly an hour and still it was sticky in the middle. I used the whole wheat rava and soaked it in coconut milk for 2 hours. Still the batter was little thin. Should we have to soak the rava when it is still hot? Did I do anything wrong?

    Thank you,
    Hema

  • Shefali March 27, 2007, 3:04 am

    Hi Shilpa
    I tried this cake yesterday. I used 1 cup coconut milk and 1 cup milk. I soaked the rava for about 5 hours. The batter was quite thick. The cake took an hour to bake but it was still sticky and heavy.

    Any idea what I did wrong. I used 1 tsp baking powder.

    Thanks
    Shefali

  • Shilpa March 27, 2007, 7:08 am

    Shefali, this cake is bit sticky compared to any other cake. It might be because of rava. It does not rise as much as normal cakes. One more thing of concern might be the roasted rava. If it is not roasted properly, the cake might get sticky.

  • Shefali April 11, 2007, 9:12 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Thanks for your suggestions. I made this cake again today.I roasted the rava properly. It came out lovely and not at all sticky.

    Thank you again.

  • Chandrika April 23, 2007, 9:31 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    I made this over the weekend. And it was excellent. My 1 year old daughter loved it.
    Thanks very much for this recipe.

    Chandrika

  • laxmi April 23, 2007, 9:37 am

    Hi Shilpa

    The receipe is too good . I make no. of cakes using rawa . I always put milk instead of coconut milk & soak for about 3/4 hrs. It turns out fantastic.

    Laxmi

  • Vanessa April 24, 2007, 4:27 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    One query. Are you using the thin rava or thick rava for this cake. Pls let me know as I intend to bake it in this week end.

    Vanessa

  • Shilpa April 24, 2007, 6:49 am

    Vanessa, I used the fine rava for this.

  • Ashwini May 17, 2007, 1:26 pm

    Hi Shilpa!I tried out this cake and it turned out beautifully!thnx! the recipes here are amazing!

    -Ashwini

  • anjali May 31, 2007, 7:53 pm

    hi shilpa!!

    That was a wonderful recipe, my MIL makes this kinda cake all the time, but in the pressure cooker, but I did it in the in oven and it turned out to be as good as the one baked in the pressure cooker.
    Thanks…

  • Archu June 5, 2007, 10:55 am

    Hi.. Shilpa..
    Its really nice 2 see such a good site 4 home made recipes.. i visited 4 d 1st time.. an i’m impressed d way site is desinged an recipes offcourse..
    Awesome.. Cake using rawa..!! i shall surely try dis cake.. Looks yummy..
    !!
    One small request.. Pls let me knw how 2 do icing to d cake.. any simple method 2 do icing..??
    Gald 2 knw ur answer..!!

    Thank you..
    Archu Pritish

  • Trishna July 23, 2007, 7:17 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I am new to ur blog. I tried the Rawa eggless cake, and followed all instructions, but added almonds instead of cashews (since I didnt have any almonds at home).

    The cake didnt rise very well, and is slightly sticky. It tastes okay, but seems like it could have been fluffier. I did add baking soda.

  • Bala July 29, 2007, 8:57 pm

    Hi, the rava cake looks yummy!. Whenever you bake a cake, try adding a spoonful of roasted rava well before baking and the end product is yummy!

    I made one with rava and coconut powder in it, and it came out sooo well!!!

  • Ani August 17, 2007, 3:09 am

    Hello Shilpa,

    do you know whether I can bake the cake in the microwave?
    I donot have a oven here, but still I would like to try this out… Will it still turn out good?
    I found some recipes over the net http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1729,145163-226200,00.html
    I am yet to try out this weekend, and will update

    Thanks!

  • Karthik September 3, 2007, 11:20 pm

    Rava cake its very nice, and different taste, really i enjoy to make it. and also its very helpful for my carriar

  • Meenal September 27, 2007, 7:57 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    It was jst 2 days back that i found this gr8 site n im becoming a fan of ur gr8 recipies..!!
    I am a Maharashtrian,n i like ur Konkani style food also v.much.In fact many of d names that u pronounce in Konkani language are similar to marathi names that we often use.It was nice to learn dis fact.Also som of d recipie making procedures are also common.
    This cake recipie too looks gud..n will try this out.
    I jst wntd to kno that can i use milk completely instead of Coconut milk.?In case i use milk shd i soak it for ard 4-5 hrs.? Also, which other fruit can try apart frm bananas..(will oranges be ok ..!)pls suggest n lemme kno.
    I wud like to post a simple ice-cream recipie also wh i tried out n is lovely..pls inform whr n hw to post it.

    Thnks n Regards
    Meenal.

    Shilpa: Yes, if you use milk, soak it for 4-5hrs. I am not sure about any other fruit because I have not tried it, sorry :(.

  • parimala September 30, 2007, 1:10 pm

    Wow,,,
    Looks yummy…..
    should try this….

    thanks

  • parimala October 3, 2007, 10:26 am

    Hello Shilpa…..
    Thanks for sharing such a good recepie….
    I tried it last week….it really came out well…it tastes yummy!!!!!!!!
    I used milk instead of coconut milk..n soaked it up to 6 hrs.
    As we r pure veggies,,,,this is perfect….
    pls share recepies of this type….

    Thanks….:-)

  • aparna October 6, 2007, 3:14 am

    There is this great website called http://www.astray.com where a lot of microwave cake recipes are given. Have tried the microwave chocolate cake, banana cake, pumpkin cake, carrot cake,marble cake,mango cake as well as the basic microwave plain cake……all have turned out great.Plus its really,really quick.Once you are hooked on to microwave baking,you would never want to return to the conventional.

  • Uma October 7, 2007, 2:25 pm

    Shilpa ji,
    Greetings from Suva Fiji

    Awesome I could have never imagined that suji could be used for banana cakes. Will have to try it out.

  • Meenal October 18, 2007, 3:43 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I hav a general query abt storage of all cakes, including this one n the dates cake tht i baked jst yestrday….Actually all ur cakes tht i tried were so yummy that they gt finished up instantly..!! But still, wud like to kno..How many days/time can d cake remain fresh outside after we hav baked it..N when do we nid to refrigerate it..

    Thnks n Regards,
    Meenal.

    Shilpa: Meenal, usually cake remains good outside for 2-3 days. I don’t suggest keeping it more than that. When refrigerated, they become hard, so I prefer keeping them outside.

  • Meenal October 18, 2007, 11:00 pm

    Thnks alot Shilpa for d info….Kip posting all such gr8 recipies of urs….its like a feast always for all of us….as all ur recipies are a great hit..they just turn out perfect..

    Meenal.

  • kirti November 26, 2007, 7:11 am

    hey just read the recipe n the mrning and i am trying it now………
    btw is there any1 whom u know who stay in finland….. coz i stay there……if yes just let me know…

  • Aparna December 7, 2007, 3:17 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    I loved ur site. I am from Goa. I hav one more similar recipe to share with u.

    Mix 1 cup rawa, 1 cup curd, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and elaichi powder. Add cashew nuts and bake.

  • Anisha December 15, 2007, 2:22 am

    hey shilpa..

    so what plans fr goan independence day?me too a goan..and m missing home soo much..:(..ya this cake wud be my second one after the first one frm yr site itself..ie simpke egg cake..came out amzing…danke schon!!

    Shilpa; Anisha, sorry, I am not a Goan. This recipe was from my Goan friend. What do you do for independence day?

  • R.Anitha December 22, 2007, 3:07 am

    I’ve tried this receipe. Its really good. Thank you for sharing it.

  • reenu January 1, 2008, 4:53 am

    can imake it in a pressure cooker

  • brinda raghunath January 5, 2008, 1:25 am

    hi shilpa, myself and my daughter tried this recepie.It is really tasty. The only thing is that iam not able to set the temperature for baking the cake since i hav an OTG.

  • sowmya madhavan January 27, 2008, 11:58 pm

    made this cake now. tastes nice, looks good. But it is dark brown in colour(like a chocolate cake). Took a long time to cook than the other normal cakes.i use the microwave convection oven. Is that the reason of the colour. followed the same procedure as you have suggested.

  • Dolly January 30, 2008, 3:48 pm

    Hello,
    its great seeing that you have diffrent ideas on how to make cake….with sooji. But i would like yo know if you know any eggless & milkess cakes? please do get back to me if you do or not.

    Thankz

    Shilpa: Dolly, so far whatever eggless cakes I had, I have posted here. If I get something in future, I will surely post it.

  • Sreevalli January 30, 2008, 5:18 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    I finished making this cake just now looks great… I thought of giving it to my husband & friends for snacks now. I added milk 1 cup & coconut milk 1 cup with badam pd….
    Hey its too good.

    Thanks.

  • vandana February 1, 2008, 10:54 pm

    i just read this recepy and i think it will be very testy once i prepare.now onward i will keep visiting this websites and i think that hoever visit this website,will become a fan of it .this is really a lovely website .

    vandana

  • suchita February 12, 2008, 10:22 am

    wow shilpa
    very amazing recipe. as i was in search of such egless cake recipe. my sisters son Tuvyha is one and half months old. and i like to cook him this cake . This is healthy for kids as well for us.
    i am going to try it very soon.and will let you know
    thanks a lot for sharing this to us .

    keep sharing your recipes . good luck

  • madhumati February 24, 2008, 1:55 am

    Hi

    Looks great. I take 1 cup sugar,1cup milk and l cup rawa add 1 banana, mix together and keep for 2-3 hrs and prior to bake , heat 2 tsp ghee and add 1 tsp baking soda in it and pour in above mix and then in a greased tin pour the above and beak

    Regards

    Madhumati

  • Kavitha February 28, 2008, 5:42 am

    i would like to know how to decorate cake. i have heard that we have to use butter and sugar. but i don’t know the preparation. also i am new for cooking, we have purchased a new oven & so i am going to start preparing cakes and biscuits. ur web site is very handy and useful for me, i am away from home town,so ur web site helps me as a mother. thanks and hats off to you.
    i went through some recipes and tried , it have come out really well. thanks a lot. i am expecting ur reply.

    Shilpa: Please check out Wilton.com for decorating tips.

  • anaitha March 7, 2008, 3:55 am

    hi,
    i m planning to purchase a microwave oven(with convection) this weekend. can u suggest me a good one coz i m really confused. main purose is baking n grilling. thanx.

  • richa March 11, 2008, 5:54 pm

    Looks great, Will try tonght. Also tried your rava idli

  • abhi March 12, 2008, 5:47 pm

    looks beautiful too..

  • AMINA March 29, 2008, 6:18 am

    HI SHILPA LOVE YOUR CAKE THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  • Deepa April 6, 2008, 5:21 am

    Hi,
    I just wanted to know wheter I can make this banana cake by substituting oven for a pressure cooker

  • pravind April 12, 2008, 1:57 pm

    amazing
    am not so fond of cooking but i tried the eggless banann rava cake it came out really good.
    thanks.

  • Harini April 14, 2008, 2:09 am

    Hi,
    First time on your blog. You must be a very methodical person going by the arrangement – clean, simple, and beautiful! I have never heard of a recipe with rava! Must try this out!

  • Preeti May 12, 2008, 5:56 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    Yesterday only I read this receipe and tried today. It came out awesome!! Iwas scared of the combination. so tried with 1 banana only. But now I can make it with 6 also..:)
    Thanks a ton!!

  • Chaitali June 20, 2008, 6:01 am

    Thanx shilpa for sharing lovely reecipes of eggless cakes.. I have tried both.. n both turned out yummy… as a child i loved cake but since i developed egg allegy i yearned to have one.. thanx again..

  • Prashant June 21, 2008, 9:13 am

    Dear Deepa,
    I was shocked to see, that the cake which i made following the receipe above was nonth less than a buiscuit. I dont know where i went wrong. I followed strictly what u said. Rather i baked just for 25 min still the sides were totally black (burnt). Also I dont know how to preheat the oven. Since its written on the oven handbook that one should not put on the oven without anything inside. Do we need to steam the cake before putting it in the oven? Please guide. Reply me on my ID pls. Thanks.

  • shruti July 3, 2008, 7:47 am

    hi shilpi ur collection of receipes r wonderful & specially this cake of rava bt some how i think that bananas goes better with walnuts instead of cashew bcoz walnuts r more crispie

  • Rama July 16, 2008, 7:36 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I mase this cake and came out very well.I tried koplbale and they came good too.Can you post some more sweets and gravys (north indian style).Thak u very much for all the effort u r putting.

  • Mansi August 13, 2008, 3:30 pm

    Looks great Shilpa! I generally add rava o cakes too for added texture:) I made a post about different egg substitutes today too, just so people can have more eggless recipes!:)

  • Varsha August 21, 2008, 1:50 pm

    Hi Shilpa

    Wonderful recipe…i am going to try it today for my hubby…just wanted to ask u few things…
    can i used chocolate icing on this cake,if yes can u pls give me the recipe
    is it ok if i dont use the parchment paper

    thanks
    varsha.

  • Priyamvada August 26, 2008, 1:26 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    Can I use thick version of wheat sooji instead of thin one? What are the chances of it getting baked? :) :)

    Have a Great Day

    Cheers
    Priyamvada

    Shilpa: Yes you can use. No matter which sooji is used, make sure to roast it well.

  • Shefa September 18, 2008, 4:18 pm

    Hi Shilpa, this cake came out very good, i followed the recipe as is: the only change I made was, I used 1 tsp of baking powder and added a pinch of baking soda salt. Also I baked the cake flat on a cookie tray, so it baked evenly. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Meenal September 22, 2008, 2:28 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Iv tried this cake twice with milk but dint get it right..
    Followed all instructions properly, I used baking powder ; but cake came out sticky n dint rise….I always keep drooling over this recipie whn i visit ur blog….Will try it again today n this time with Store bought Coconut milk that i got here in Denmark..hope that works..! Since its winter here should i keep the rava n Coconut milk mixture in some warm place for 2 hours..?…or for longer time…? Pls suggest.. Iv tried many of ur cakes which came out gr8 in the first instance,except this one….Want to get this distinct Rava cake also good …as im longing to taste it.. :-)

    Thanks and Regards,
    Meenal

  • kavitha September 28, 2008, 5:44 pm

    thnx , i was looking for a recipe of eggless cake to prepare it for my mother in law, finally i got a good one for the first time to try.
    thnx

  • sunita October 3, 2008, 4:40 am

    very nice receipe. i love baking so will try it today and let you know.
    thanks
    sunita

  • lorraine October 6, 2008, 9:33 am

    hi i have some punjabi friends and thay are veraterin dont eat eggs i like to no how to make cake or any sweet with egg

  • sunita October 7, 2008, 4:38 am

    Before baking it looked exactly like shown in your piture. But after baking it turned out black and sticky inside. Noone ate it! I have tried various banana baking and as usual it turns out black and sticky.
    what must have gone wrong?

    Shilpa: I have no idea :( Sorry.

  • Aru October 12, 2008, 7:02 pm

    I tried this cake last weekend and it came out excellent !! I and my hubby absolutely loved it :) Thank you very much for this and all other wonderful recipes !! Good luck :)

  • evelyn November 8, 2008, 7:35 am

    it was great to learn about an eggless cake, indeed it was a research, i’m looking for more cake recipes that is less in sugar and eggless and healthy… i have been baking since grade school no formal schooling but i just love baking but since my mother died of diabetes i am more careful in choosing recipes… thanks so much and more power to you… wish i had more time to experiment all your recipes.. Merry Christmas in advance!

  • Shradha Kadam November 11, 2008, 5:06 am

    Hey, that is pretty simple! Would love to try such simple recepies and make my family happy :)

  • shilpa November 14, 2008, 12:01 am

    hi shilpa,

    I have already tried your eggless dates cake which came out well n appreciated by many for which i even left a comment to you. thanx for that receipe.

    I tried this eggless rava cake but this time it didn’t turn out well. the batter was quite runny and when I baked it, the top was quite liquid inspite of baking it for further more time whereas the bottom part was getting darker n then slowly burnt as well as.

    Half way thru the baking , it struck to me that I should have added some whole-wheat flour to that runny batter and bake it. the next time I will try this cake, I shall be doing that n check the outcome then.

  • Medha November 14, 2008, 1:57 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    My son is allergic to coconut milk so I made the other recipe you have given link to in your post. It came out excellent. Thank you very much for such great recipes. I am a regular at your site and every single recipe has been amazing. Thanks for helping all of us bringing variety with simplicity to the table.

    Medha

  • Suman November 24, 2008, 11:27 am

    can u pl mail me some good egless receipies, sepcially where I can bake without oven (I mean on gas)

  • ASHNIE BISOONPERSAD December 5, 2008, 3:13 pm

    I have just finish baking the eggless dates cake. The taste is divine.

    The eggless rava banana cake is amazing. During the vacation I will definitely bake it.
    It is a great relief to have access to so many eggless receipies.

  • Manasi Sonune December 23, 2008, 12:31 am

    Hi Shilpa this is a lovely receipe,which coconut milk should be used ? Can I use Chaokoh coconut milk?
    http://drhot.stores.yahoo.net/coconutmilk.html

    Manasi [:)]

    Shilpa: You can use any coconut milk.

  • Priyamvada December 23, 2008, 1:54 pm

    Cake without all purpose flour and oil/butter was out of my imagination… Good one I will surely try it.

  • Nina Prabhu December 25, 2008, 6:17 pm

    Hi Shilpa
    I’m from Goa and I do make this version of cake…sometimes I use mango too..u can use mixed fruit pulp too and its as good….ur site is good…thanks…my recipes are always using stuff thats available and I enjoy cooking….so keep up the good work…

  • roshiv January 6, 2009, 2:44 am

    Hai
    Yu have not recomended any dressing on bannana cake tell some some decorations for it.

  • Vijay chakve January 11, 2009, 4:16 am

    hi shilpa ,

    your above receipe seems to be great , i will try & give you fbk

  • Vijay chakve January 12, 2009, 9:06 am

    METHOD I FOLLOWED FOR BANANA CAKE :-

    LOW HEATED RAVA FOR 15 MINUTES IN KADAI TILL THE AROMA ARRIVED .

    SOAKED RAVA IN MILK FOR 5 HRS (RAVA ABSORBED 80% OF THE MILK)

    THEN MIXED THE SOAKED RAVA WITH SMASHED BANANA & SUGAR IN MIXER . ALSO ADDED BAKING POWDER
    KEPT IN OVEN FOR 45 MIN .

    CAKE DIDNT RISE & WAS NOT AT ALL POROUS
    IT WAS STICKY
    & WAS LIKE SHEERA, (INFACT SHEERA IS BETTER)

    WHERE DID I WENT WRONG , I USED MIXER FOR FOR MIXXING ALL THE MATERIAL WAS THAT WENT WRONG ?

    THANKS
    SHILPA

    Shilpa: Yes, you should not use mixer for mixing. That would make the rava a paste.

  • Vijay chakve January 13, 2009, 1:41 am

    MY YEASTERDAYS COMMENT WAS VANISED FROM THE SITE ??????????????

  • Vijay chakve January 13, 2009, 1:43 am

    THANKYOU SHILPA, FOR YOUR PROMPT & EFFICIENT FBK

  • Lakshmi January 22, 2009, 8:19 am

    Hi Shilpa ,

    Is there any way by which i can make the cakes in a pressure cooker ? . I don’t have a microwave at home but your recipes really tempt me to try the cakes

    Thanks
    lakshmi

    Shilpa: Yes you can. But I haven’t tried. I heard it is made like idli, without weight.

  • Anu February 4, 2009, 8:37 am

    its a very good recipe without using flour but I want to know can i make this cake in pressure cooker or Microwave please tell me as I don`t have oven

    shilpa: You can make it. But I don’t know the microwave settings as I have not tried it.

  • Anu February 6, 2009, 7:56 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I was inspired by your Eggless Banana Cake recipe that I tried it immediately. I have posted my version of the cake in my blog. You can see it here http://www.myscrawls.com/?p=409

    U have created a wonderful food blog. Loved browsing thru it. I have also linked to this recipe from my site. You can visit me when u are free and link to me if u like it :-)

  • Tamanna February 9, 2009, 5:17 pm

    I am really impressed. Because in my house no one likes bananna. But when i made this cake everybody loved it.
    thank you to the founder of thid recepie.

  • B S Krishnamurthy February 12, 2009, 5:06 am

    Hi
    This is a good recipe.Is it possible use microwave insted of oven.Please let me know.

  • nazreena April 1, 2009, 2:32 am

    one kg mutton grinded onion ginger and onion and grinded cashew and almonds paste and down pandan cut into strips and ketubar leaves with curd 8 tablespooons .
    lit the stove put the muttton and the above grinded ingredient s and down pandan salt and curd .in another pot add in babas cmeat currry powder and half a spoon of salt and garam masala and chilly powder tumeric powder and put some oil fry some chopped onion green chillies and and and above powders into it it and boil it for 10 15 minus
    inally pour in the first batch of pot with second pot and boil for 10 mins and let it simmer.

  • nazreena April 1, 2009, 2:40 am

    onion chopped and dry chilllies asssam soaked tumeric poder garlic with skin hit it with a knife curry leaves tomatoes 4 quated .
    lit the pot with some oil put in chopped onion driied chillies
    with chopppped curry leves let it boil for 10 minute in another pot put in one spoon of oil pour in assam and tumeric powder and add in tomatoes some lethilis with the tomatoe let it simmer pour in the contents into second pot and let it boil for 5 mins

  • Supriya April 1, 2009, 3:28 pm

    Hi,
    You have wonderful recipe collection.I have a query.Whenever i bake using banana be it muffin or cake,i see lots of hair like strands,which becomes darker as days go by.Is it due to the banana variety?This puts off my family from eating it.Can you tell me what could be the reason.Thank you for taking your time.

  • Swapna April 30, 2009, 5:22 am

    Hi, Can we cook this in the microwave as I don’t have an oven. Please reply, thanks.

  • sindhu May 1, 2009, 11:42 am

    hi
    i tried banana cake with rava today.i was really confused whether to try or not because i read comments saying that it didn’t came out that good.Any way for me it came out good with out being sticky
    sindhu

  • KiranDinesh May 2, 2009, 12:33 am

    I simply loved it. From long time searching for a recipie of this kind. Hope to get more in future from you. Thanx.

  • jayabajpai June 14, 2009, 8:33 am

    really thia cake is superb

  • anitha June 15, 2009, 9:38 am

    I tried the Banana Cake with Rava, instead of coconut milk, i used pasturised full cream milk. The cake was a little hard..any comments?

    Shilpa: No. I have no idea.

  • Loli June 19, 2009, 2:00 pm

    Hi Shilpa
    This morning I baked the Banana Rava Cake. I did not mash the bananas well and realized this after mixing it with sooji. I blended the mixture and made it into a smooth paste. I fried the sooji last night and soaked it in Coconut milk over night. I baked the bread for about an hour. It tasted so yummy. Thanks to the list of Eggless Cakes you posted…..I developed a liking to baking cakes. Thank you for all the recipes.

  • nikhila July 2, 2009, 10:55 pm

    i liked the recipie ishall try it and if my children declare it good then on i shall keep in touch with u,i shall let u know the result.bye

  • nikhila July 2, 2009, 11:07 pm

    how can i use a borosilglass bowl for baking?please help

    Shilpa: Is it written oven proof on it?

  • Arthur July 14, 2009, 7:43 am

    Hello Shilpa,tried out ur eggless date cake and it turned out simply superb!!
    In this banana cake recipe,can u let me know whether we need to grind the sugar and banana before adding it to the rava?
    Thanks.

    Shilpa: Need not be ground. Just mashing them is enough

  • Arthur July 14, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Thanks for ur quick reply…what about the sugar?does it need to be ground?

    Shilpa: I din’t grind when I made this.

  • Pallavi July 19, 2009, 7:54 pm

    Hi,
    I tried this cake and it came out really well…Everyone liked it…
    Thanks for the recipie…

  • Rakhi September 17, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Sounds great, u got wonderful comments too. Can i use regular full cream milk instead of coconut milk??
    Thanks,
    Rakhi

    • Shilpa September 18, 2009, 8:39 am

      You have to give it a try. I haven’t tried with milk.

  • sivapriya October 20, 2009, 9:00 am

    how to make this in a lg microwave which has only minutes option and no temperatures option

  • sindhu November 9, 2009, 10:30 pm

    hi Shilpa,
    Today was my first time with baking cake and thanks to your recipe it went real good. I feel motivated to cook more cakes.
    Thanks again.

  • Savita August 1, 2010, 11:11 pm

    Dear Shilpa,

    You can tell all who need to know that cakes can be prepared without an oven also. All have pressure cookers at their homes. Place some dry sand at the bottom in the place of the grid, remove the rubber ring & the the whistle and carry on baking. Only this takes a little more time than tyhe usual. It can also be done on a tawa. Simply put the mixture in any aluminium container, keep some dry sand on the tawa & place the container on it & voila cakes can be baked.

    Also we get simple gas ovens of aluminium accompanied with a dish of aluminium too which is to loaded with dry sand and the gas oven has a hollow for dry air to pass it becomes easy for baking.

    I have personally tested it so I can guarantee that cakes do come out fine.

    Thanks

  • rose August 31, 2010, 11:00 pm

    Hi Aayi, I love your site, it’s really awesome!
    I love baking cakes and biscuits, and I do so fairly well; but I’ve tried to make whipped cream for my black forest, but it was never successful. Can you post a recipie for making whipped cream out of handy ingredients, please, please, please???? Thanks a lot in advance!! Keep up the great work!

  • Preethi Ram September 25, 2010, 3:07 pm

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  • chaitra September 30, 2010, 5:48 pm

    Tried the cake , my son enjoyed it.
    I have also eggless banana cake on my blog.

  • ~JR~ October 11, 2010, 8:29 am

    Hi,
    Love your cake recipes and am going to try them out. Had a question. You use baking soda instead of baking powder? why is tht so?
    can they replace each other?
    thnks in anticipation.

    • Shilpa October 12, 2010, 7:36 pm

      Different cake recipes need different leavening agents which make them fluffy. If you replace one with other, the texture changes.

  • Praveena November 21, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Hi,

    I would like to give a try…i have only microwave…so can i prepare this in it..??

    Anyone tried in microwave?

  • Remya October 30, 2011, 9:16 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    I tried out this cake today. It tasted amazing & I really loved it. I had also tried out your ragi bisuits before & they were simply awesome. Thanx.
    You have a gr8 blog. Keep up the good job!

  • Rashmi June 15, 2012, 5:57 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    I made this cake two days back. It was a little hard. But everyone was happy with the cake as it tasted good. I baked this cake in a microwave.

    Thanks,
    Rashmi

  • synuae September 5, 2012, 9:11 am

    hi shilpa,
    this is a great recipe,i just had one question.
    are we supposed to use coarse or thin sooji.

    thanks,
    synuae

    • Shilpa September 5, 2012, 10:38 am

      Thin sooji

  • SS September 12, 2014, 2:30 pm

    Very nice recipe. Can the batter be steamed just like idli or cucumber cake? Please let me know the details.

    • Shilpa September 15, 2014, 10:51 am

      Probably it will work. Never tried though.

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