Banana Snack Cake | Banana Bread - Rich, moist & so so soft for my dear parents :-)

Truly Madly Deeply cakes, yep that's how I dream about them. I was and am always this kid who loves cakes and never failed or missed a birthday cake ever. My big time excitement would be to visit a local bakery for a cake and milkshake. On the completion of every exam calender Amma used to promise me to take me to the bakers for a cake and milkshake. And I used to dream about going to the shop while writing my exams :P. I was packing bags to go home (parents) and I wanted to bake them a cake to take along with me. Truth be told this is the first time I baked a cake for them, hmmm let me put it this way the first time they got to taste my bakes. Since my parents are not cream cake fans I made this simple super moist banana cake for them, it turned out so perfect and I was one happy child ;-) and really I had this joy of them relishing this cake which is priceless. 

Banana cake is a super soft and tender cake that is rich in favour, truly makes you eat more and enjoy every crumb. Since banans give great moisture to cakes with the addition of nuts and eggs they taste heavenly. Give it a try and go bananas... :P Happy Weekend Y'll :D


Recipe Source ~here

Makes ~ 8 " cake
Servings ~ 10
Prep time ~ 10 mins
Bake time ~ under 40 mins


2 large ripe bananas
1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream/ curd, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp  vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 cups (230 grams) cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional but recommended)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used cashew)
10 tablespoons (140 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C and place rack in the center of the oven. Grease an 8 inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
  • In the bowl place the bananas, curd, and vanilla extract. Whisk until blended and smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after every addition. 
  • In another bowl combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. 
  • Add the softened butter, along with half the banana mixture, and beat on low speed just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase the mixer speed to medium (on high if using a hand mixer) and beat the batter for 1 1/2 minutes. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top and pan the pan on the counter top to avoid air pockets in the batter
  • Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan.
Cut into thick slices and serve.

Cooks Wisdom

- adding chopped nuts, raisins or dates.

- I used 3 small bananas for this recipe, you can use any variety of bananas and make sure they are really ripe


  1. Yumm... 2day even I've planned a banana cake... :) I love them with walnuts n cinnamon.... match made in heaven!!!

  2. banana cakes are in my to-do list ..inspired by the output of your cake ,will make a try soon...Your cakes displays to be soft and yummy that cashew crowned on the top of the cake slice :)

  3. superb cake doll... looks so so yum... i tried banana muffins no egg version... will post soon...

  4. i also dont like cream cakes da but cream illada cakes na i'll jump like crazy :) wish u brought this on our first meet :)

  5. Extremely spongy and super moist cake,i wont say no if you serve me few slices.

  6. That looks really nice.. My hubby is like you., he's happiest when I bake his fav banana walnut

  7. Banana cake looks very delicious dear and I am sure it is a perfect snack.

  8. looks super moist and makes me drool...

  9. Oh Priya the cake looks delicious.I am sure ur parents might have been really happy.

  10. your parents must be very proud with your baking skill, the cake looks superb!

  11. so sweet of you to make this spongy and moist bread for parents :) looks fabulous and i love banana bread !!

  12. Yummy and delicios cake,... the pieces looks awesome

  13. Very lovely, soft and moist cake, delicious...

  14. bananas always best in baking..cake looks so lovely n much more tempting cliks.

  15. cake looks soft and delicious priya :)

  16. Your cake looks fantastic!

  17. look delish priya ji. super way to use up spotty banana

  18. Super moist & tempting cake dear.. Looks yum :)

  19. Soft and moist cake.. Looks delicious da..

  20. That slice of cake looks super tempting..


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Priya Ranjit

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