Banana Cake

Growing up in Banana Republic, we all have our childhood memories of banana eating.  From Banana que to banana con hielo or just simply eating fresh sweet bananas.  This is one way to cook your overripe bananas, transform them into a delicious loaf bread cake.

Banana Cake Revisited: with so many mix reviews I updated this recipe.  Original recipe was more of a banana bread than a cake.  So as to not disappoint you here is my banana cake recipe!


4 whole eggs
1 cup granulated sugar  and half a cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup fresh milk
1 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups overripe banana (you can use lacatan, latundan for better result)

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.


In a large bowl, combine first all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon and on another bowl the wet ingredients (cooking oil, honey, milk. except the eggs).  Crack the eggs one by one in a separate bowl to check if its a good egg.  This procedure will also help you to get the tiny egg shells in case you didnt crack them carefully.  Beat the egg then fold it into the wet ingredients. Then combine both wet and dry ingredients.  Mash the bananas and put them into the  mixture. Put batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about an hour at 180°C until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the cake cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack

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Comments: 57

  1. Lee August 7, 2009 at 1:56 am Reply

    well the recipe u posted is suck!!!! I try it and it is dry….no taste on it. It is nasty

  2. Jocelyn October 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Thank you very for posting this recipe. Filipino food reigns!!! ;-)

  3. tony December 5, 2009 at 3:35 am Reply

    i was reading the response to your banana cake,it seem to me that in the ingredient list there is no liquid involve also the amount of butter is only 50g thats why the cake will become dry, but other than that it seems easy to make. thank you

  4. me April 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm Reply

    lee, mag critize gali ka, tarunga pud imo grammar oi, joker……..

  5. kakashi April 26, 2010 at 3:50 am Reply

    Try substituting lard in place of butter to make it more moist. my secret ingredient to making delectable moist banana cake is cooking oil. I put 3/4cups of cooking oil in place of the butter. Just remember, the more moisture you want in your cake, the greasier it is.

  6. lolita June 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm Reply

    you forgot the nliquid in this recipe?

  7. David Jones July 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Hi well somw pretty sharp comments on this. As an Englishman I make banana cake on a regular basis using a similar recipe. If your cake was too dry you cooked too quick. there is plenty of liquid in the eggs and the banana. cook slowly till it firms up and only in the last 10 mins or so increase the temp to do the final cook. David

  8. may anne August 23, 2010 at 12:30 am Reply

    no milk and water??/sure it will not make dry??

  9. Isa September 13, 2010 at 3:45 am Reply

    I found a similar recipe. You can add 2 beaten eggs to make it moist.

  10. lovely October 10, 2010 at 12:35 am Reply

    hi…i was tried to make a banana cake with the ingredients standing in was so nice and my husband was like it.they don have to be worry if there is no liquid ingredients standing in here because when you mix all the ingredients together with the banana its like you added 1 cup of milk also.its so creamy when you mix it really nice.

    my ingredients….
    200g of flour
    1 pack of baking powder
    65g of brown sugar
    3pcs eggs.

    while your mixing all the ingredients make the warm in 180°C in
    and 60-70 min.and 10-20 min.cooling down out of oven.and take it out from the loaf fan.
    and let it cool down for about an hour.


  11. joy November 3, 2010 at 7:42 am Reply

    hey guys, if you post a comment in english make sure you know how to put
    it right, everybody in the internet world is reading it. . might as well
    write it in tagalog. don’t embarrash your fellow filipino.

  12. jela December 13, 2010 at 2:26 am Reply

    well,at least they tried to express themselves and write it in english though yes kind of embarassing.
    Anyway, for the recipe one can opt to add milk.

  13. rockerbee December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm Reply

    @joy – kabayan, just leave her at least she tried,
    how ’bout you? embarrash???or embarass,
    we are sharing of comments here, don’t mind the grammar, actually its you embarassing your nice:) /m\ peace

  14. weng December 17, 2010 at 12:38 am Reply

    if u want moist banana cake u can add 125 ml.joghurt

  15. demi January 3, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply

    to joy:

    wag kang ma-EMBARRASH.. im sure you meant ‘embarrass’..
    That’s exactly my point. wala namang masama kung mag-english sila, kasi nagkakaintindihan naman e kahit papano.. yes, walang masama sa pagtaTagalog since it’s our own language but like what u said, nasa internet world tayo so other people are able to read what we’re writing. we are also trying to showcase filipino recipes so we need to make the world understand by trying to use the universal language which is english. ang point naman ng language ay magkaintindihan, di ba? need to be perfect when it comes to language.. kapag ung mga foreigners nagpipilit magtagalog tuwang tuwa tayo at iniencourage pa natin sila.. pero kapag kapwa natin Filipinos ang nagttry mag-english, kinakahiya natin..what’s with the double standard? you should encourage them to learn and be better, not bash them. Hindi naman dapat pagalingan when it comes to language, db? Ang point ng language ay para makipagcommunicate. if you’re really embarrassed with other people’s wrong grammar, then the right thing to do is to teach them, not put them down.

  16. ralph January 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm Reply

    add 2 large eggs. Use half cup oil and half cup water. Add 1tsp baking soda. Mix all dry ingredients then the liquid and mix together. No need to mash bananas. Just mix with electric mixer. Then bake in moderate heat oven.

  17. alex_ganda January 26, 2011 at 9:11 am Reply

    I’m an aspiring baker and have tried making a banana cake. if you want your cake to be moist, you add 1cup of buttermilk. if no buttermilk is available, you can add 1 tsp of vinegar to your 1 cup of milk. talking about kitchen alternatives,,ahehehe!

  18. mheg January 28, 2011 at 8:02 am Reply

    not really good!! i have a banana cake recipe better than this!!

  19. nAdene February 27, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply

    ang sarap:)

  20. Nan March 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply

    We’re sharing our experience with the recipe here. If you have nothing constructive to share, shut up! A Filipino trying her best to communicate in English, albeit defective, is nowhere as bad and embarrassing as one bashing someone over the head because she finds another’s English defective. Be kind. I think the recipe is a good one, the constructive suggestions on how to make it better are very much appreciated and worth trying.

  21. yohj March 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm Reply

    I don’t have oven at home but I would like to try this recipe. Is it possible to steam instead? :)

  22. heart March 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm Reply

    not yummy at all hate its pretty dry the procedure is very short needs more explaining not a good recipe at all…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. anne March 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm Reply

    hoy! hwag kayong mamintas sa pag sulat ng english kasi sa totoo lang hindi tayo tunay na english. mababaw lang ang mga vocabulary natin. HEHEHE. england ang tunay! kaya kung mali man ang english natin hwag kang mamintas,kasi maintindihan naman yan kahit ung mga tunay na english. Tuwa pa nga sila sa atin. Laban ka????

  24. anne March 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm Reply

    bakit hindi mo subukan ang kaserola mo? natry ko na yan before! ok naman…

  25. anne June 1, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply

    inggit lang sila mga ng-comment ng bad, kasi hindi sila makapag-Post ng banana cake sa internet!!!!!!! hindi sila marunong! wala silang maiharap sa computer….Hahaha…..

  26. Gria June 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm Reply

    Saladmaster skillet pag walang oven

  27. Ronaldo July 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Harsh naman nang mga tao rito. To think, another national have noticed it. Grammatically incorrective, yes, but she tried her best and Dont keep for yourself what better result out from your ingredients and experiment. This is what is all about SHARING. Criticize, but with LOVE.

  28. pretty_capricorn August 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm Reply

    pano ba naman kasi yung ibang mga tao,purke magagaling sila mgsalita ng english eh kala mo kung sino na.samantalang pare pareho lang tayo mga pilipino noh.embis na mamintas ka sarilinin mo na lang sa utak mo.hindi lang isang tao ang ganyan marami din.buti nga gusto nya rin matoto mg english eh..

  29. anne August 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm Reply

    tama ka jan sis!!! try mo….S.M

  30. joan August 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm Reply

    im trying this recipe now with a little addition that alex_ganda suggested.. hope it taste good :)

  31. joan August 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply

    its a bit dry even after adding a cup of buttermilk.. i suggest to bake it for 40mins instead.

  32. Simone August 29, 2011 at 5:17 am Reply

    Alegreha ninyo dinhi uy.

  33. Simone August 29, 2011 at 5:19 am Reply

    Just baked my first banana cake…true it was dry but tasty…probably will experiment ways to make it moist.

  34. vargas viray may, September 1, 2011 at 7:04 am Reply

    ang hirap mglu2 ,,,,,

  35. vargas viray may, September 1, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply

    pno b mglu2 ng bana2 cake,,,,

  36. vargas viray may, September 1, 2011 at 7:07 am Reply

    its to hard u know,to cook this bana2 cake…

  37. joni September 1, 2011 at 8:55 am Reply

    hi! kahit anong klase ng saging pwede? kahit yung para sa banana cue?

  38. ginger_lover October 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply

    if you want to learn more about baking techniques, try to enroll in Baking Center (try at PAFMIL Baking Center).. There, they will teach you technically about what ingredients to use and its function..

  39. EDmund :D October 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm Reply

    to Lee: well ang masasabi ko lng is hindi ka lng kc marunong gumawa kc po nung gumawa kami “its not dry, very tasty and lastly it was never nasty…” :P

  40. misisfoxy October 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm Reply

    bitaw kun mu criticize tarungon gyud ug ayu ang grammar hahah bisaya ang tag iya ini nga page? nalingaw ko :)

  41. lingling October 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm Reply

    I tried this recipe but it ended up a disaster because it was too dry and he cake didn’t even rise, it just stayed flat. I wasted 2 batches of the entire ingredients because I was planning to make 2 cakes. Lesson learned: don’t believe everything you see on the internet.

  42. gillian November 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm Reply

    hay naku…. naki share na ngakayu kasi hindi nyo alam… nang insulto pa kayo. kahiya naman…. walang ganyanan please……………

  43. mharz November 7, 2011 at 8:08 am Reply

    i guess the procedures were just really brief. i suggest you can explain it more

  44. sYang November 26, 2011 at 4:44 am Reply

    Mabuhay ang Pinoy! If one knows how to bake, she will surely do one good recipe and make changes the next time depending on the outcome.. there is always a big room for improvement and it’s nothing to be disappointed of cos in baking it’s always the joy in doing it that matters.^_^ After baking a recipe many times, then you might just hit it to perfection. but then, if it is your first time to bake, I bet you have so many experimentations to make before you can really be proud of your work. As for myself, I am comparing one recipe with another and later on, I create my own recipe depending on the kind that suits my taste, there isn’t a standard that anyone is compelled to follow, anyone is free to use alternatives or changes as long as the outcome is good and tasty. For a banana cake recipe, it is better to use Cake flour as it gives more moisture to the cake. You may also add evaporated milk and vanilla for more flavor. If you opt to make the cake spongy, separate the eggyolks from the white. Use the yolks in the cake mixture or batter. Beat the eggwhites ’til it becomes stiff and mix the batter to it using the cut and fold method. It’s a bit complicated but nevertheless more useful esp when trying to serve more guests. So the choice lies on the baker. Just be free and happy— whether the baked product is super lovely or looks burnt, the happiness to have created one is the thing that matters most. :) )

  45. ken December 20, 2011 at 8:52 am Reply

    PI! That’s what I uttered after reading 2 sentences of lovely’s comment. Hay… stressing ka ‘te!

  46. Chie March 4, 2012 at 10:59 am Reply

    So what nman if mag english at mali grammar… D kme taga US pra maging perpekto s grammar…mahalin sariling wika…tumigil mayayabang dyan….

  47. september sweet:-) March 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm Reply

    YO! unsa na gud ni?

  48. mylene May 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Use lakatan instead of saba… i tried it and it tasted good and yummy… my relatives love… try to follo what syang say…. cake flour is better than ordinary flour…add evap milk and vanilla to add more flavor..i tried it and it tasted good and yummy…

  49. vian May 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm Reply

    ano ba yan.. i was about to copy the recipe.. kaso der are lots of nega comments.. ano ba talaga kulang jan?

  50. maemae May 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm Reply

    It’s my first time ever to bake today and i used this recipe. It turned out very well. :) Thank you for this nice recipe! :)

  51. althei June 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm Reply

    tama tama ! MAYAYABANGS from head to foot : u all go to hell ! Tungkol sa BANANA CAKE ang pinaguusapan sa page na itoo.. Well anyway David Jones was right, just cook it slooowly at surely lalabas ung moist na hinahanap niu.. .laveeett ! :-)

  52. Rosalie Pamulagan June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply

    thanks for this recipe.i will use it in my class.God bless

  53. Anewor27 June 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm Reply

    hahaha! kalingaw jud nq sa mga comments….anyways, about sa recipe, nice….yummy ang result sa bake…try nyo.:)

  54. Judy June 21, 2012 at 5:30 am Reply

    It was great, taste so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe in the web.
    God bless.

  55. Judy Velasco June 21, 2012 at 5:33 am Reply

    I tried your Banana cake recipe and it was great, so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.God bless.

  56. cecel July 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Excuse me po…banana cake recipe po pinag uusapan hnd ung grammar and spelling ng bawat nagkokoment ang binabantayan…. halos lahat ng pinoy nag papa as F LANG na marunong mag english pero ang totoo wla din…. pero sa totoo kulang po ng sangkap ung banana cake thats why dry cya….. nxt tym koment lang tayo sa re recipe ha guyz…

  57. prix September 3, 2012 at 9:26 am Reply

    d ingredients listd hr r actualy corect, we can modify it..dats wat we call experiment..posting unrelatd coments, esp negative; unhealthy…review ethics guys..

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