Recipe By Fernanda Esteves
Published Jun 3rd
Prep 25m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 1 - 9x13 inch pan Calories 355.2

In Brazil we call this Banana Cake, but when I baked this for the first time here everyone started calling it Banana Bread. You can add nuts in the dough or on the top if you wish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar until smooth. Mix in yolks. Stir in flour and baking powder alternately with the milk.
  3. 3 In another bowl, beat egg whites until doubled in volume. Fold beaten whites into the dough. Spread into a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Slice bananas over the top of the dough. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over bananas.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 355.2
  • Carbohydrate 74.3 g
  • Cholesterol 52.8 mg
  • Fat 4.7 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 140.4 mg
  • Sugar 43.8 g


  1. I made this and ended up with a very dense cake that resembled more of a bread. After reading the sponge cake tips on allrecipes I am pretty sure it was because I didn't handle the eggs correctly. The taste was great but I think the heavy density was my own error not necessarily this - Read more ...
  2. I'd say this is a cake. The taste is good but I'm a little put off by the texture. That might be just me though...since it said banana bread I let the bananas let the bananas get overripe like I do for my normal banana bread and that may have been my mistake. I do - Read more ...
  3. YUM! This is definitely not banana bread I served it as Brazilian banana cake cuz there's milk in it so it's really moist. I added 1/4 t of nutmeg and cinnamon into the batter and sprinkled brown sugar instead of white on top of the sliced bananas. The results: a nice banana-y surprise and a - Read more ...
  4. Pretty easy to make and smelled delicious. If I make it again I would briefly soak the bananas in lemon juice so they don't darken. Also I cut the bananas lengthwise because the recipe didn't indicate crosswise or lengthwise and they looked like anchovies on top when baked. So I dusted with powder sugar to - Read more ...
  5. My husband is from brazil and absolutely loved this cake! It was fun to make and the compliments i got from everyone boosted my ego!! I did use some lemon juice on top of the bananas to help them not go brown...
  6. You said that your friends said that this was banana bread?, I'm afraid that they don't know what banana bread is then. Bread is heavier and not quite so sweet. Your banana cake is wonderful. My husband and daughter both love it, and they are very finicky about what they eat. Just thought I'd tell - Read more ...
  7. This recipe was great! It was really simple and quick to make. I was suprised to see that the bananas weren't mixed into the cake but with the end result I realized why. With the bananas on top with the sugar/cinnimon sprinkled on the top makes the bananas creamy and they seep into the cake. - Read more ...
  8. I love to bake but I would be 400 lbs if I ate everything I bake so I bring it to my office and when I brought this bread in I had about 10 requests for more bannanna bread. Easy to make and everyone loved it.
  9. Fernanda this bread is awsome! I made it once and everyone wants more! I love is because of the banana strips on top rather than mashed into the recipe. I omited the nuts substituted the milk with vanilla soy milk and I put Ghiardelli chocolate squares on top of the bananas. MMmmmm.

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