Banana Cake Recipe

Banana Cake Recipe

Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook Time : 35 mins
Total Time : 40 mins


  • 4 bananas (medium to large ripe or overripe) – 300 grams
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour or 180 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or 100 grams sugar
  •  cup any neutral flavored oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 halved walnuts – finely chopped or any dry fruits or nuts of your choice (optional)



  • Preheat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). If using a regular oven, heat both the top and bottom elements. For a microwave convection oven, just preheat the oven.

Making cake batter

  • Peel and chop the bananas. Add them to a bowl and mash them with a fork. You can also use a blender to mash the bananas.
  • Add sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
  • Mix thoroughly so that the oil mixes evenly with the banana puree and the sugar dissolves.
  • Sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt directly in the bowl. You can also sieve these separately and then add them to the wet ingredients.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and fold again. Apart from walnuts, you can also add raisins, pistachios or any nuts and dry fruits of your choice.
  • Pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).

Baking banana cake

  • Gently tap and shake the pan. Place the pan in the center rack if using a regular oven or otg.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 45 to 50 mins or until a wooden skewer or tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. 
  • If the top of the cake starts browning then cover the top with an aluminium foil or parchment paper while baking.
  • When warm or cooled, gently remove the cake from the pan. Slice and serve banana cake as is with tea or coffee.

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