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