Saturday, May 5, 2012



3/4 cup All purpose flour
1 egg
1/4 cup oil (any vegetable oil)
1 ripe banana (preferably an over ripe one)
4 tbsp sour cream(Can be substituted with thick yoghurt or buttermilk)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C/350 degree F. Grease and flour a 9" cake pan.

2.Whisk together flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt in a small bowl and keep it aside.

3.Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork . Add egg and sugar to the banana pulp and mix with hand beater for a minute.

4.Add oil and beat on low speed for 3-4 min. Add vanilla essence and sour cream,fold it in using a wooden spoon or spatula.

6. Fold in the dry ingredients kept apart in step 2. Be careful not to mix too much. Mix only until well combined.

7.Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and pop it into the oven. Bake for 35 - 40 min or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

8.Place a paper doily (or a paper cut-out in your favourite pattern) on the cake and sprinkle powdered sugar on top,lift the doily off carefully  to decorate, or hop onto Edible Garden for cream cheese frosting.

SOURCE: Nag's Edible Garden
1. Using an over ripe banana makes it easier to mash into a pulp,but sometimes it tastes too sweet so adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of your banana.

Verdict: Gorgeously moist and has just the right amount of banana flavour!


  1. woohoo! that looks awesome! love the idea of using a doily to do patterns on the cake :)

  2. have updated your image in my fb page. hope that's fine :)

    1. the response has been pretty overwhelming :)

    2. I'm so glad to see that!Thx a million 4 sharing it Nagalakshmi..34 likes?!Wow!Never expectd that..

  3. love the way the cake looks...I'm sure it will taste good
    does it require only 3/4 cup all purpose flour?


    1. Yes Ria,it requires only 3/4 cup of all purpose flour, but you could double the recipe for a bigger cake and divide the batter into to 9" pans.


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