Orange-banana cake

A orangey twist to the good old banana bread.



  • 3 ripe banans (roughly mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2C Maida
  • 1 ½ C powdered sugar
  • ½ C butter (softened but not totally melted)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • a few tablespoons of milk(optional)



  • Sift the maida, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon/elaichi powder thrice and keep aside.
  • Beat the eggs till light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes more. Then add the butter and beat the mixture some more.
  • Add the mashed bananas and vanilla essence and beat for a minute or two to ensure even mixing.
  • Cut and fold the maida mixture (prepared in point 1) along with the dry fruits/nuts.
  • Bake at 180-190 Deg. C for 35-40 minutes (or till a toothpick comes out clean.)

Source: Original recipe can be found at Shyamala’s food blog. Slightly  modified at BB.

Mandira’s notes:  I love the texture of this cake or bread as a lot of people call it. Fresh orange zest  adds the zing to the cake/ bread. I skipped the bi carb of soda that the original recipe asked for and added an additional quantity of baking soda instead. The end result was just as good. If you like sweetness of bananas and the tanginess of oranges you will like this recipe too.


7 thoughts on “Orange-banana cake

  1. @ishani-if u can covert an egg recipe into an eggless one, please go ahead and try it out. and then tell us how it turned out and put it up on ur blog!

    @lakshmi- oh wow… we dint know we were so popular!;) thanks for bookmarking our recipies.

    @crafty- wudnt it be btr to offer u a large towel?….to wipe all thr drool!;) lmao. i was getting bored on the old theme..consistency gets to me after some time. btw u r welcome home anytime…for free food!

  2. homecooked

    Looks like there is a banana cake fan 🙂 I swear I have seen more combinations of banana cake here than any other blog in such a short span. My hubby is a banana cake fan too….I will try this soon 🙂

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