Brazilian Banana Cake

    1 hour

    You can add nuts in the dough or on the top if you wish.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 60g margarine
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 3 egg whites
    • 6 bananas
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23x33cm tin.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar until smooth. Mix in yolks. Stir in flour and baking powder alternately with the milk.
    3. In another bowl, beat egg whites until doubled in volume. Fold beaten whites into the dough. Spread into a greased 23x33cm tin. Slice bananas over the top of the dough. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over bananas.
    4. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    I love to bake, but I would be 400 lbs if I ate everything I bake so I bring it to my office and when I brought this bread in I had about 10 requests for more bannanna bread. Easy to make and everyone loved it.  -  24 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    You said that your friends said that this was banana bread?, I'm afraid that they don't know what banana bread is then. Bread is heavier and not quite so sweet. Your banana cake is wonderful. My husband and daughter both love it, and they are very finicky about what they eat. Just thought I'd tell you how wonderful your recipe is. I have never had a recipe for banana cake before, but I will keep this one forever, and pass it on to my daughter also. Thank you.  -  30 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Pretty easy to make and smelled delicious. If I make it again, I would briefly soak the bananas in lemon juice so they don't darken. Also, I cut the bananas lengthwise because the recipe didn't indicate crosswise or lengthwise and they looked like anchovies on top when baked. So I dusted with powder sugar to hide.  -  19 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)