Banana Sponge Cake

Bring a bit of Brazil to your home with this classic banana sponge cake recipe
Banana Sponge Cake

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Don't be thrown by the word "cake" — while this banana sponge cake would make a great dessert, it's also the perfect item to start your day off right. Just ask someone from Brazil, where the treat is a common sight at the breakfast table.

This recipe comes courtesy of SimpleRecipes.me.

12
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

The individual cakes will shrink a bit after removing them from the oven. This is normal and will not affect the texture — they will still be light, moist, and fluffy.

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cups mashed banana
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup chopped walnut (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325F.

In a bowl, sift the flour with baking soda, baking powder.

In another bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, mashed banana until ribbon stage.

Add the flour mix to the egg and banana mix, mixing gently.

Once the flour has been incorporated, add the walnut (optional) and the oil.

Pour into a prepared muffin tin (with about 18 cups) and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until an inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
9µg
0%
Folate, total
34µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
31mg
4%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
79mg
5%
Water
16g
1%

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.