Very quick and easy to make, and has a great outcome. It is a very moist, soft, and flavorful cake.



Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Sift flour, 1/2 of the sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add egg yolks, water, oil, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Continue beating until stiff and shiny peaks form; add remaining sugar and beat until incorporated. Fold egg yolk mixture and bananas into egg white mixture just until blended. Slowly pour batter into a 10-inch tube pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched, 55 to 65 minutes. Invert pan onto a plate and cool. Loosen edges of cake and remove pan.

Cook's Notes:

Use very ripe bananas for best taste. After mashing bananas, use immediately or the bananas will brown and color the cake.

Use 1 cup sugar instead of 1 1/4 cups for a lighter taste.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 249 mg sodium. 28.4 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Very Gooood recipe! Yummy and Optimal taste with easy to make. My Mom and I really LOVE it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it! So soft airy and light! I used only 1 cup of sugar. I put 1/4 cup in the egg white just before it reached stiff peaks. The other 3/4 in the flour. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
All i changed was the cream of tarter because i didnt have any and added some more baking powder because 1T of baking powder has 5/8 T of cream of tarter in it cake was soo good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made half a batch in a glass pan. I added cinnamon cloves and used sugar substitute. I just pulled it out of the oven so it's still hot but the outside is crispy and the inside is spongy. The flavor is what i expected. I'm sure it will be great when it's cooled. I should've buttered the pan however. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy to make.... The family loved it! Very tasty and the texture was just perfect- Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Followed many recipes and this was the best!! Used 1 cup sugar and doubled the salt, topped with chopped macadamia nuts and dark chocolate, made them into cupcakes. Looking forward to making this again Read More