Banana Cake

After trying many things with my limited resources here, I have been trying my luck with cakes these days. Before coming here, I knew only two types of cakes, one is the simple egg cake and the delicious date cake. I will post the recipes of these two soon.I had thought that preparing cake is very difficult and long procedure. But now I think it is as simple as any other dish. But still I can not make the fabulous looking cakes that we get in bakery. I hope one or the other day I will succeed in making them too.

Recently I had lot of ripe bananas at home. So I cooked all possible dishes with them. This cake was one of them.

Banana 1
Egg 1
All purpose flour 1 cup
Baking soda 1 tea spn
Sugar 3/4th cup
Butter 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 1 tbl spn
Salt 1/4th tea spn

PS: If you use ‘baking powder’ instead of ‘baking soda’, cake becomes a bit harder.

Sieve together flour and soda. Keep it aside.
Beat sugar in butter till it becomes a smooth paste. Then add egg and beat again.
Now add mashed banana and mix well. Add this mixture to flour and mix slowly.
Add some cashew nuts if desired.
Bake in a greased vessel for 40min at 350F.

Makes : 8 pieces
Preparation time : 1 hr(Including baking time)

37 thoughts on “Banana Cake”

  1. hi!!shilpa,i am a big fan of ur bolg,though i have never left any comments before,actually start my day after i take a peek at ur site for new recipes!!rite now,after u changed ur background and brwser settings,i am unable 2 scroll down in ur site,am able 2 scroll down in other blogs which i accssed,just 2 check.
    pls do something,am unable 2 check any recipes,since it just doesnt go beyong\d the intro part,have left this comment with great difficulty!!!!btw i am a konk from south kanara!!:-)pls help kari!!

  2. Do we have to melt the butter for the banana cake???

    Shilpa: Archana, you need not melt the butter. Just keep it outside the refrigerator for around an hour so that it comes to room temperature. Then use it, so that the sugar can be easily mixed with it.

  3. hi shilpa,,,i tried for several times to bake a good cake but none of my tries was success.i am very glad to have your site and i tried your simple was really very delicious and,i try your recipes with full confidence.and very thankful to you.can you help me if i ask you the recipe of anyother dish.

    Shilpa: Fahad, thanks for feedback. Please put your request in “recipe request” page. If I know the recipe, I will surely post it.

  4. Your simple cake recipe was simply superb!! The first time I baked a cake and your recipe turned out great! Thanks for the simplicity.

  5. I tried simple egg cake recipe. The dough raised in the oven..but towards end of baking the middle of the cake came down….can you tell me how to rectify this problem…I used 1/4 tsp baking soda for egg cake.

    Shilpa: I think the oven temperature was too low. Sometimes that causes the sunken centers. There are other reasons too, but since the recipe is tried and tested many times, I feel the temperature might be the problem. Also please follow the recipe exactly, if you want, reduce the measurements proportionately.

  6. Hi Shilpa,
    I tried this cake and it was fabulous. But i want to ask u onething, when i turn the cake upside down on a plate the lower side becomes moist after cooling and the cake sticks to the plate. Any tip on this?

    Shilpa: Sorry, as of now, don’t have any tips to prevent this. Will find out.

  7. Hi..I tried out the banana cake and it came out superb..
    Thanks for your great recipe! there’s one thing though – after i have a slice I can feel a tinge of the soda. I guess I need to use a little less baking soda? I used just abt a teaspoon.
    Thanks again!

  8. Shilpa, Thanx for the recipes….one query…in some cakes u used baking soda and in some baking powder…what is the difference and for which cakes u shud use soda

  9. Hi Shilpa,

    i love to try out different types of cakes, but each time i get a different texture. I’ve got this new microwave, but it can be set only upto 220 deg. max. Can u tell me how to go about for the simple egg cake or the banana cake.

    Thanks anyway for the recipes. really interesting ones.

  10. Hi Shilpa! I rely appreciate ur effort, for teaching young ones most esp young girls on how to become good mother. But i also’ve a ? Will 1 banana and 1 egg enough for that amt of flour? And what does cashew nut do on the cake.

  11. Hey Shilpa,
    I am a regular at your site and have tried many of your recipies before and they have all come out great!
    I was in the mood to bake a cake today and your banana cake recipie is a hit!!!
    You have a wonderful collection of recipies 🙂
    Can you please post the recipie for Khaman dhokla?
    Thanks a ton,

  12. HI shilpa
    I love u r blog. I learning so many recipes. Even my husband is also happy with new receipes.
    I triedyour simple cake. I have one doubt that should i beat the batter with eggbitter or put into the mixer.
    which is the good way to perfect the soft cake.

    shilpa: Use egg beater. Do not use mixer for it.

  13. Hi Silpa,

    I have tried ur date cake as well as this one.. but everytime the bad luck happening is that only the top portion of the cake bakes well and bottom part remains the same dough.. I have tried with exact measurements and temperature. dont know why this is happening.. please advice how to solve this issue..

    Shilpa: kEep in the middle rack of oven. Also, try baking for a little longer on little low temperature.

  14. Hi Shilpa ,

    Really i am impressed by your collection & your hard work in maintaining a very very useful & interesting site . hats off to you for all the mouth watering
    yummy recipes . please continue to keep up the good work .


  15. Hi Shilpa,

    Tried this recipe today and it was quite a hit, extremely good. I put the sugar, butter, eggs and the banana in the blender and it got done real quick.

  16. Hi shilpa,
    I tried this recipe with a little variation.
    I used 14 cup butter and 14 cup veg oil
    reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup
    used the banana puree thats in the freezer about 1/2 cup
    and made it into muffin, it turned out so great.
    My son loves it

  17. Shilpa,

    Thanks a bunch for sharing wonderful recipes. This cake is the first cake I ever baked and it is simply superb. Thanks again 🙂

  18. Hi Shilpa,

    I am not an avid cooking fan. But i tried baking a cake for the FIRST TIME EVER and it really was awesome. Your recipes are changing my aversion to cooking drastically. The simplicity and elaborateness of your recipes have really helped change my attitude. My Husband will be really grateful to you…LOL
    Keep up the good work.

    And yeah do you also have a recipe for cheese cakes? Plzzz would you let me know that one. i love cheese cakes and sponge cakes.

    Hope you do reply to this post.

    Best Regards,

  19. Hi Shilpa,
    I never tried baking and your recepie was so simple that I was tempted. I had baked this cake in past and it turned out great. I am making a b’day cake for my husband today using the same recepie and planning to do a strawberry icing . Will let you know how it turns out.

  20. Hi Shilpa,

    thankful for all your recipes, they are just simple and very homely.

    Very new to baking and still nervous, just need to know if we have to preheat the oven for this cake?

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