brazilian banana cakeBrazilian Banana Cake is a must in Brazil. Traveling there without having a banana cake with coffee, for breakfast or dessert, isn’t a full Brazilian trip. Having grown up there, I have so many fond memories associated to it that I could simply not, not have it in this blog.

I do not remember exactly who is behind this specific recipe (something tells me it’s Marina). I do know however that my childhood friend (Mari) and my sister (Candy) are absolute pros at making it. That is why I have decided to try my sister’s version of it myself, and I have to admit that it really worked out. I have to specify, not due to my culinary capacities, but due to how simple it is to make! If you want more delicious sweetness from Brazil check out my dear friend’s blog Experimentos da Mari (literally “Mari’s Experiment” – but as the blog is in Portuguese make sure to turn on your translator if you are using Chrome).

This banana cake is a fluffy, moist and simply “gourmand” cake that will be your best friend for little sugary treats.

A few tips to make a brazilian banana cake:
  • Bananas need to be ripe (use the least ripe ones to make the decoration slices)
  • Alcohol is not compulsory, it only makes it taste better
  • Baking is the secret to everything so make sure you are paying attention after the first 25 minutes. The cake needs to be almost dry (just slightly moist). Depending one the bananas you have, the flour you are using and most importantly your oven, the cooking time might not have the same impact on your baking. After 25 minutes, take the mold out of the oven, put a knife into it and check if your knife is wet.

You might be tired of seeing banana breads everywhere. Sometimes you don’t know what to make of your ripe bananas. And you might be looking for something more original to put on your table (and perhaps on your Instagram feed), then you might just give this Brazilian banana cake a try!

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Brazilian Banana Cake. A Childhood Delicious Recipe. Yum
This Brazilian Banana Cake is a must in Brazil. Traveling there without having one with coffee, for breakfast or dessert, isn't a full Brazilian trip. This is a fluffy, moist and simply "gourmand" cake packed with bananas, that will be your best friend or little sugary treats.
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200°C.
  2. Cut 5 bananas into 6 pieces. Cut the 6th banana into thin slices (that we will use for decoration later).
  3. Mix in a blender the large bananas pieces, the oil and the eggs until you get a smooth texture.
  4. Put the mix in a bowl, add the rum and blend.
  5. Add the flour, the sugar, the vanilla sugar and the yeast. Blend until there are no lumps. Pour the batter into a mold.
  6. Add the banana slices on top of the cake adding the cinnamon and sugar mix. Mix a bit of sugar with cinnamon into a bowl to sprinkle it later on a cake.
  7. Put the mold into the oven for more or less 30 minutes at 200°C. If the cake is still a bit too wet keep it in the oven 5 more minutes (or until the cake gets dry).
  8. Bom apetite!!!
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3 Comments

  1. I think it´s Marina! This cake is really amazing…and it sure brings back a lot of good memories! Saudades!
    E obrigada por mencionar meu blog, queridaa!

    • Nat Reply

      Imagina, com gigante prazer! Se quiser traduzir suas receitas eu posso fazer um espaco “Mari’s expriments”. Me diz 🙂 Beijao querida

      • Hehe que legal, Nathy, obrigada! Eu te falo se eu decidir traduzir!! Bjs!

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