banana cake recipe, how to make eggless banana cake recipe

eggless banana cake - quick, easy one bowl cake recipe made with whole wheat flour and bananas. light, soft and moist banana cake without eggs. no special ingredients required.
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banana cake recipe with video and step by step photos – a one bowl cake recipe of delicious banana cake which is eggless as well as vegan. a quick and easy recipe which gives light, soft and moist cake.

eggless banana cake recipe, banana cake recipe

this banana cake recipe has been adapted from my very popular tried and tested banana bread recipe. i have just increased the proportion of oil and a bit of bananas in this recipe to make it more lighter and soft. also reduced the amount of baking powder and added some chopped walnuts.

not to forget the cake is made with whole wheat flour. i always try to include whole wheat flour wherever possible. few baked recipes made with whole wheat flour are:

this eggless banana cake was liked by everyone in the family and more so by my brother in law. banana cake has been his favorite cake since childhood. he said its one of the best banana cakes that he has had and it reminded him of the banana cakes that were made in vienna bakery in santacruz, mumbai.

so if you have some ripe bananas at home then you can easily make this delicious cake.

the banana cake can be served plain as it is. you can also serve the cake slices with some whipped cream or if you want, frost the cake with butter or cream icing. a chocolate icing would also go very well. at home we prefer it plain to go with the evening cup of tea or filter coffee or as a sweet dessert snack.

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banana cake

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Servings (change the number to scale):12 banana cake slices
4.78 from 179 votes
eggless banana cake recipe, banana cake recipe
eggless banana cake - quick, easy one bowl cake recipe made with whole wheat flour and bananas. light, soft and moist banana cake without eggs. no special ingredients required.


(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 4 medium to large ripe or over ripe bananas - 300 grams OR 10.50 ounce bananas
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta) OR 180 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ cup regular sugar OR organic unrefined cane sugar Or 100 grams sugar
  • cup any neutral flavored oil (i used sunflower oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 halved walnuts, chopped or any dry fruits of your choice (optional)

HOW TO MAKE banana cake

preparation for eggless banana cake

  • preheat your oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F. if using a regular oven, heat both the top and bottom elements. for a microwave convection oven, just preheat the oven.

making banana cake batter

  • peel and chop the bananas. add them to a bowl and mash them with a fork. you can also use a blender to mash the bananas.
  • add sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
  • stir very well so that the oil mixes with the banana puree and the sugar dissolves.
  • sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt directly in the bowl. you can also sieve these separately and then add them to the wet ingredients.
  • fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well.
  • add the chopped walnuts and fold again. apart from walnuts, you can also add raisins, pistachios or any dry fruits of your choice. chocolate chips or cacao nibs can also be added.
  • pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).

baking banana cake

  • gently tap and shake the pan. place the pan in the center rack if using a regular oven or OTG.
  • bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F for 45 to 50 mins or till tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. 
  • if the top of the cake starts browning then cover the top with an aluminium foil or butter paper. * check notes
  • when warm or cooled, slice and serve banana cake plain with tea or coffee.



tips for making eggless banana cake recipe:
  • depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the cake might take less or more time than mentioned here. the temperature varies from oven to oven. so take your call and keep an eye. the benchmark is that a tooth pick inserted in the banana cake should come out clean.
  • use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil. i have also made this cake with olive oil and coconut oil.
  • instead of oil you can use butter. melt the butter and use as the same proportion of oil.
  • chocolate chips or cocoa powder or cacao nibs can also be added.
  • if you like spiced cakes, you can also add about ⅛ tsp of cinnamon or nutmeg powder in the cake.
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how to make banana cake

1. take ripe or over ripe bananas. i have used here over ripe bananas. mash the bananas with a fork to a smooth consistency. there should be no chunks. you can also use a blender to mash the bananas.

bananas for eggless banana cake recipe

2. add sugar, oil and vanilla extract.

sugar for eggless banana cake recipe

3. stir very well so that the oil mixes with the banana puree and the sugar dissolves.

banana puree for making banana cake recipe

4. sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt directly in the bowl.

batter for vegan banana cake recipe

5. fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well. fold using the cut and fold method. do not mix. in case the batter looks very thick, then you can add some water. the amount of water to be added depends on the quality and texture of the whole wheat flour and also on the consistency of the batter. so add only if the batter looks very thick. 

making eggless banana cake recipe

6. add the chopped walnuts and fold again. apart from walnuts, you can also add raisins, pistachios or any dry fruits of your choice. chocolate chips or cocoa powder or cacao nibs can also be added. if you like spiced cakes, you can also add about ⅛ tsp of cinnamon or nutmeg powder in the cake.

dry fruits for making banana cake recipe

baking banana cake

7. pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).

preparing eggless banana cake recipe

8. bake banana cake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or till tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. the timing varies from oven to oven. please check notes above in the recipe card for more details. the orange yellowish color is due to incandescent lighting in my kitchen.

bake eggless banana cake

9. when warm or cooled, slice and serve eggless banana cake plain with tea or coffee.

eggless banana cake recipe



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902 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Amit, hope you are doing well.
    I cannot count how many times I have tried this recipe but it has always been a hit. It has been loved by family and friends.
    This time I want to make this cake using multigrain flour. I have aashirwad multigrain flour. Will it give a different taste?

    • thanks sonam for sharing this feedback and review. yes with multigrain flour, the taste will be different. do note that the amount of whole wheat flour should be more as compared to the other flours in the multigrain flour.

  2. Hello Mam I am new to baking.I have tried baking two three times but I am not getting the right temperature measurement for my oven.i had once baked it at 180c but the cake came very hard in microwave.soni reduced it the cake was soft and fluffy but it didn’t swell much as I desired.Where m I going wrong?

    • microwave convections ovens bake faster than an OTG. so you can bake at a lower temperature like 165 or 170 degrees celsius. the fluffiness of the cake does not depend on the temperature but using fresh and active baking soda, baking powder and mixing or folding the batter correctly. too much of folding or mixing the batter will make the cake dense. hope this helps.

  3. Hello there

    I keep trying ur recipes and they always turn out to be good . I tried ur banana bread but it not bake very well from inside . I kept it at the given temperature 180 degrees but it was still undone even after one hour… can u tell me where did I go wrong

    • try not to over do the folding batter. if the batter is not folded too much gluten strand form and they give a dough structure in the bread. on the outside it looks like the bread is not baked, but actually the baking is done. this is because of mixing the dough too much.

  4. Hi Dassana,

    I am following your recipies regularly and everytime they turn out to be very good.
    I wanted to add some chocolate chips to this recipe. Should I make some changes in the ingredients quantity or should I just add a small amount of chips to the above recipe??

  5. Hi Dassana,
    I had a query. Can I substitute banana with pineapple as my kids like pineapple cake? Also what is the difference in the cake if egg is added or not added? Does it make the cake taste better like the market ones?
    I really like your recipes they always turn out good, since I make them for kids I like the heathy option of wheat over maida.
    Lots of good wishes and gratitute to you!

    • yes of course dee. pineapple puree can be substituted. with eggs the cake have a better crumb structure. they are more lighter and fluffier as compared to cakes made without eggs. though with using correct egg substitutes once can get such a texture also. in the market for eggless cakes, a few more ingredients are added that make the cake fluffy like cake gel and cake improvers. i would not add such ingredients in homemade cakes and its better to use natural edible ingredients.

      thanks for the feedback and best wishes to you too.

  6. Hi Dassana,
    Thank you for all the healthy recipes. Banana cake came out very well. I don’t get this spongy texture in whole wheat chocolate cake. Should I add some baking powder? How much should I add?

  7. Am a beginner . My cake turned a little bitter and crumbly & very crisp on the outside . Where did I go wrong ?

    • crumbliness could be due to uneven folding or mixing of the batter. bitterness i am not sure. could be due to the type of oil used. when making cakes with oil, always use a neutral tasting oil. when baking keep the pan in the center rack of the oven. and mix or fold the batter gently but well. hope these tips help. the more you bake, the more you will get the knack of it and you will become good in baking.

  8. Thank you so much dassana Amit. I will definitely try this cake in metal pan as the batter was very tasty. Thanks a ton.

    • welcome divyanshi. when baking in a microwave convection mode for any thing like pizza or cookies or cake, always better to use a metal pan as it conducts heat very well and thus the baked product has a golden finish or a golden crust.

  9. I tried this cake for my kids in my ifb microwave convection using convection mode. However cake became hard from top and the from inside it was half cooked. I used borosil glass round bowl. Please help, I don’t know where I went wrong.

    • divyanshi, in a convection mode of microwave oven, the heat comes from the top (as the heating elements are usually placed on the top). also there is no heat source from the bottom as regular ovens have. so the top gets baked more. secondly a glass bowl or pan is a not a good conductor of heat. so the baking is slow when baked in a glass pan. what has happened here is that heat has not been conducted well enough in the glass pan (as no heating element below in the oven) and moreover using a glass pan will slow down the conduction. if you use a metal pan, the cake would have got baked from the center with some browning from the top. this are the reasons why the cake has become hard from top and half cooked.

      hope i have been able to explain well. try to use a metal pan when baking in the convection mode of microwave oven. if the top starts becoming brown, then cover the top with aluminium foil or parchment paper when baking in the convection mode only.

  10. Hello ma’am, I love your recipes and keep trying them out. Planning to bake this cake in a couple of days. I was wondering if it is okay to use eno fruit salt instead of baking soda in the recipe? Please let me know. Thanks!

  11. Hello Dassanna,
    I am a HUGE fan of urs. Every time I want to check out a recipe yours is the first website I search. You make the entire cooking process seem really simple and your step by step pics are a real help. Lots of Love, Kudos and Respect. And thanks a bunch for all the recipes

    • thank you much ananya. so glad to read your positive comment. i try to make the cooking process simple so that it helps the readers. wish you all the best and welcome. happy cooking.

  12. Hello so I tried this one today looked good but when I cut it .. it wasn’t as crumbly as it looks in the picture .. it’s more like sheera .. could u tell me the problem

    • vipra, the cake needs to be baked for some time. its not baked completely. so please bake for some more time.

  13. Hai..can I use jaggery instead of sugar?if yes ,is there any variations in measurements?can I use coconut oil in the place of oil ?

    • yes of course you can use jaggery instead of sugar. you can use the same measurement as that of sugar. if the bananas are very sweet, then add ⅓ cup jaggery. you can use coconut oil. do note that with coconut oil, the aroma of it will be there in the cake.

  14. Awesome recipe and very simple too. My 10 year old daughter watched the video and used the recipe to make this cake by herself. It turned out so great. Very soft and moist with awesome flavors. It is hard to believe this does not have eggs and is made with whole wheat flour!

    Thanks Dassana for posting such a simple yet delicious recipe.

    • thats great. of course kids can make easy recipes with a bit of guidance and attention. glad to know that the eggless banana cake turned out great. this cake is soft and moist inspite of the whole wheat flour. thanks for sharing 😀

  15. Just made this recipe and it’s great! I made them as cupcakes and halved the baking time and they worked out really well. Topped them with a vegan lemon icing and some crushed walnuts. Very soft and tasty thank you!

  16. Hi! Tried ur banana cake recipe. The taste was good , but I felt the texture was dense. Is that how it’s supposed to be ?
    I used half a stick of melted butter

    • bhavana, the texture is not dense. its soft. i guess the amount of butter added is less. also when folding whole wheat cake batter, the folding has to be done lightly without overdoing it. if the batter gets folded too much, the cake will become dense.

  17. This cake is fantastic! I didn’t have wholewheat flour so I used strong pastry flour and it worked really well….and I don’t even like bananas that much. I will use this recipe again….it was so easy. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  18. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone after an eggless banana cake. I’ve made banana cake with egg before, and I think this turned out just as good, if not better.

    I put slightly less sugar because I had more bananas and added walnuts plus cranberries. It was scoffed down by my family in a flash. A must try recipe. Thanks Dassana Amit!

  19. Amazing recipe! I used plain flour instead of wholewheat, mixed golden granulated sugar with dark muscovado sugar, added 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder and the result was a deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate banana cake perfect topped with a dusting of cocoa powder and maybe some nuts. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Hi mam
    I am very much happy to see this recipe and i like to make it
    But i dont have an oven
    Can i make it in cooker??

  21. This recipe is gave me a surprisingly good cake and such an easy way to make cakes. I had never tried an eggless, butter less cake but ur recipe made my day. The quantity is spot on. The best part it is a lot healthier than the traditional cakes using wheat flour and the natural sugar from the bananas. Thank you so much!

    • Welcome Shivani. Glad to know that you liked this banana cake recipe made with out eggs. Do try some more baking recipes as all the recipes posted on blog are tried and tested. So if you follow the instructions then they will come out well.

  22. Hi…
    I have tried many of ur recipes it came out fabulous . Everyone were impressed when I served banana cake😁

  23. Hi Dassana ,
    I am really happy with this came out really well in first attempt, thank you so much .
    Do you have recipe how to make eggless ajwain biscuits ?

  24. Hi Dassana! I’m a huge fan. I was very afraid to bake as the first few instances my cakes used to sink in the middle. After following your recipes I am quite a confident home baker now 🙂 I have one query to the banana cake. Can I double the proportions? It’s just not enough for my family. Please reply soon!

    • thats nice to know shweta and thanks for this lovely feedback. i have never doubled the recipe but a few readers have and it has worked for them. so you can try doubling the recipe.

  25. Hi dassana, this recipe is fabulous! I have baked this cake three four times and my family and guests simply love it. Thanks a ton for posting this recipe. In fact all your recipes are so perfect, tried and tested, I am never scared to try out a new one, even when I am having guests over. I totally trust them.

  26. Hi! I am a huge fan of all your savoury dishes (I follow your recipes to the tee) Had never succeeded at baking though but with your easy recipes I must say I have grown quite confident in my baking skills too! What a lovely recipe, this banana cake!!