Monday, January 10, 2011

Eggless Banana Raisin Cake

Today as I walked past my dining table, I noticed 2 ripe bananas. When I went into the kitchen, the cake box was empty. Now you can guess what stuck my mind. Quickly checked my pantry for the availability of the ingredients to bake a cake. Then piled up the counter-top with all the items. Put them all in order and I was all set to bake. This eggless Banana Raisin cake was just a trial method and trust me, the end result was a super moist and perfectly sweetened cake.

Whole wheat pastry flour - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
Flaxseed powder - 2 tsp
Brown Sugar - Packed - 1/2 cup
Nutmeg powder - about 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Ripe Bananas - 2
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Melted Butter - 3 tbsp
Canola oil - 3 tbsp


  • Peel the bananas and mash them in a bowl and keep them aside.

  • In another bowl, add whole wheat flour.

  • To this add all purpose flour.

  • Then add baking soda and baking powder.

  • Add cocoa powder and flaxseed powder.

  • Add the packed brown sugar.

  • Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg powder.

  • Whisk all the dry ingredients.

  • To this add the Raisins and mix well.

  • Now add the vanilla extract and the mashed bananas.

  • Mix all the ingredients well.

  • Then add the melted butter and oil. 

  • Combine all the ingredients well and make a smooth batter.

  • In a cake pan greased with butter, pour the batter and tap the cake pan well to eliminate the air bubbles.

  • Preheat the oven to 3500F. Place the cake tray in the oven at 3500F for about 20 minutes (approx.).

  • Once the cake is done, remove from the baking pan by inverting it onto a cooling rack or a foil and allow it to cool.

  • Make slices of the cake and serve it either warm or cold.

  • Enjoy the eggless banana-raisin cake with your morning coffee or evening tea!!


To check if the cake is done, insert a toothpick or a fork in the center of the cake while its in the final baking stage(about 15 minutes into the baking cycle). The cake is not done until the toothpick or the fork comes out clean.

Sending this to my first ever participating event - Cooking with Seeds - Flax seeds


Aruna Manikandan said...

cake looks perfect and very soft.
Nice illustrated clicks :)

Priya Sreeram said...

Guess what i made an Eggless Nutty Banana cake - will post shortly ! The cake looks swell and i know for a fact that it tastes awesome !!

Priya said...

Thats a delicious and awesome cake, cake looks simply superb..

Kajal said...

Hello dear,

First of all thanks to visit my blog and write nice comment. I just post my recipe and you comment me quickly. When i read i just check out your blog and surprise you also post recipe with all step photos and also I would like to make good simple cake at home but I have no oven at my home but I have microwave so I have one question that should I cook this same cake recipe in microwave?

Plz give me idea if you have simple cake recipe in microwave bcoz I would like to learn this.
Dear you are as soft as your soft banana cake.


Gayu.Kitchen said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments!!

Gayu.Kitchen said...

Kajal: Thank you dear for such nice words. Frankly speaking, I have never tried a cake in a microwave. I will definitely try one very soon, just for you, and will let you know the recipe and method to make the same.


Nice cake and love the fact that its eggless.Looks soft and moist gayu!

aipi said...

Awesome the texture, soft n delicious!

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R said...

looks super moist any yummy, has all the healthy stuff, nice for grab and go kind of breakfast :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

That looks super soft and yummy :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy cake,love ur version.Too gud.

Pavithra said...

Lovely texture and nice step pictures.. love ur version..yumm :)

Satya said...

that is a wonderful and delicious cake..

Jay said...

bookmarked ...wonderful step by step presentation..Thank you dear..
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@SaNgI said...

so soft and moist!!!nice recipe

rekhas kitchen said...

Delicious looking cake, like the ingredientslooks os soft and nice step by step recipe..Thanks for dropping by..

Padhu said...

Wow cake looks superb and so is your step by step pictures

savitha ramesh said...

hi moist cake and wonderful explanation....thank u for visiting my blog....u have a wonderful space........

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy banana cakes with clear instructions.

Divya Vikram said...

Banana and chocolate make a great combo! Delicious.

Uma said...

easy and very well explained..

Sunijaga said...

looks yummy...

revathi said...

wonderful looking cake...I bet it was delicious...very nicely explained with the step by step photographs...keep up the good work.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks healthy n tasty, great going

Padhu said...

Looks so soft and perfect .Nice step by step pics

sameera's vantalu(only vegetarian) said...

what is this packed brown sugar we cant get it

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Yummy cake.. bookmarked...