Super moist Eggless Banana Cake. Dust it with some powdered sugar or enjoy as such with a cup of coffee! This is the perfect snack cake to enjoy when you crave something sweet.
Moms are special. I think they are god’s most wonderful creation and mine is in the ICU for the nth time in the last 6 months as I write this sitting in the hospital. It feels like she’s here every 10 days. I have faced a lot of difficult times in my life but to see your mom like this – unable to talk, unable to walk, so weak, it’s probably the worst.
What an irony that I am sharing a Mother’s Day cake recipe with you guys while hoping and praying that I get to celebrate the day with her at home.
My mom is the most loving, caring and generous soul that I know of and is truly the best mom in the world. I feel blessed to be her daughter. I know every child feels that their mom is the best but mine has been so kind and generous to everyone throughout her life and everyone who knows her will echo my sentiments.
Sometimes, I feel like sharing all the hardships that my family has faced in the last 25 years, it has not been easy.
Maybe someday I will gather enough courage to share everything with you guys. Till then please keep her in your prayers. I appreciate all the kind words and wishes so much.
Anyway with Mother’s Day being only a few days away, I thought of sharing this easy Eggless Banana Cake recipe with you guys. This is the kind of cake my mom likes – not too sweet, simple without any frills and no frosting (she hates it!!).
This Mother’s Day I wanted to share something that my mom likes. So no 2 tier cakes, no frosting, just a simple Eggless Banana Cake which you can enjoy with a cup of chai or coffee. This snack cake is really easy to make with readily available ingredients. I am sure you must be having most of the ingredients in your pantry already.
How to Make Soft Eggless Banana Cake
One basic rule while baking with bananas is to use ripe bananas in your recipe.
When you use ripe bananas (those with nice brown spots all over), it does 2 things – one you get an intense banana flavor and two it helps in cutting down the sugar because these bananas are pretty sweet on their own so you can easily cut down a little sugar from your baked good.
Using fresh firm bananas is a definite no-no!
I love using spices in my cake and so I have used cinnamon here and a dash of ginger and nutmeg. It’s okay if you don’t have these, the cake will still be just as moist and good. But the spices are highly recommended.
Not only do they make the cake more flavorful, but also the aroma that you get when baking with these spices is amazing. I absolutely adore that!
This eggless banana cake is super moist, not very sweet and perfect way to celebrate this Mother’s Day. You would never realize that it’s egg free because it’s so soft and moist because of oil, bananas and yogurt.
I hope you all have a wonderful day with your moms. Don’t forget to tell her how much you love her, life is too short and moms are too special. 🙂
In a bowl sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg and ground ginger. Set aside.
Using paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together mashed bananas, oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
Beat for 3-4 minutes on medium speed till it’s all well combined.
Now add the yogurt and mix.
Add the flour mix alternating with milk, starting and ending with flour. Remember not to over-mix the batter.
Mix till just combined.
Fold in the chopped pecans.
The batter for the eggless banana cake is now done.
Transfer batter to a 9×5 inch greased loaf pan. Decorate with pecans (optional).
Bake the eggless banana cake at 350 F degrees for 45-50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. At 30 minutes mark, take the cake out of the oven, cover it with aluminium foil to prevent excessive browning and place back in the oven again.
Let it cool completely then cut into slices and enjoy. You may also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top before serving!
Eggless Banana Cake
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1.25 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup mashed banana from 2-3 medium bananas
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup milk I used 1% fat milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt use thick yogurt
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans + more to garnish on top
- Pre heat oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- In a bowl sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg and ground ginger. Set aside.
- Using paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together mashed bananas, oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
- Beat for 3-4 minutes on medium speed till it's all well combined.
- Now add the yogurt and mix.
- Add the flour mix alternating with milk, starting and ending with flour. Remember not to over-mix the batter. Mix till just combined.
- Fold in the chopped pecans. The batter is now done.
- Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan. Decorate with pecans (optional).
- Bake at 350 F degrees for 45-50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. At 30 minutes mark, take the cake out of the oven, cover it with aluminium foil to prevent excessive browning and place back in the oven again.
- Let it cool completely then cut into slices and enjoy.
- You may use walnuts in place of pecans.
Eggless Banana Cake
53 thoughts on “Eggless Banana Cake”
glad to know
I have used this recipe a few times now and it turned out really nice every single time. Thank you!
good to know!
I have made this recipe at least 10 times for everyone I love including my grand mother, mom, aunt, friends, colleagues and everyone was all praises always.
Thank you Manali for getting me start with my first ever attempt with baking!!!
If I don’t have bananas on some days (what it means basically is, to bake to satisfy an instant craving), what can I replace it with? I mean something that is more like a vanilla cake with nuts and/or tutty frutty?
glad to know! there are several other eggless cakes on the blog, please search using the search button and make those!
Can we replace baking powder and baking soda with a pack of eno?
haven’t tested, can’t say
Thank you for the recipe. The cake came out beautifully.
My oven has 250 as the highest temp.How do I make this cake,any suggestions?Also instead of granulated sugar,will powdered sugar mix well with the wet ingredients?
Hello Parul , the temperature mentioned in the recipe is 350 Fahrenheit which is 180 Celsius in your oven. I haven’t tested the recipe with powdered sugar but you can try.
this is the first time I am visiting your blog. The banana cake I made turned out really delicious. Thank you for the recipe. The spices in the cake made for the nice flavor.
This definately looks yummy but if i dont hv vanilla extract whats the impact gona be on taste??
skip it! it will still be good
Thank u so much
Amazing recipe !!! Came out super!!! First time I have liked the outcome of an eggless recipe … thanks Manali !
Thanks Manali! That’s an awesome recipe! Supermoist ?! Preserve your mom’s legacy….spread the joy!
Thanks Latha, I try to even though she is not with me anymore. I am glad you liked the recipe 🙂