Banana, cinnamon, raisins and some chocolate sauce… Mmmm, sounds amazing, right? Well, it tastes even better. This banana raisin cake is super delicious and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients.
This banana raisin cake may be an excellent snack or dessert for kids because I didn’t add sugar into the batter. The sweetness comes from the bananas and raisins. Of course, you must use overripe bananas! Instead of raisins you may add other dried fruits or a few tablespoons of honey.
This banana raisin cake is not a very sweet cake but if you want more sweetness, you may top the cake with cream cheese frosting or with your favorite syrup or sauce. You’ll get the perfect sweetness!
I love the chocolate-banana combo so I drizzled some chocolate syrup over my cake. Yummy! 🙂
As I was saying, this banana raisin cake is also very simple, quick and easy to prepare. First you mash the bananas, then combine all the ingredients, pour the batter into the baking dish and bake. It’s a matter of minutes!
Even though my kids are big chocolate lovers, they enjoyed this banana raisin cake very much, even without the chocolate syrup :).
You definitely have to try this super delicious banana raisin cake! I’m sure you’re going to love it!
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Ingredients for the banana raisin cake (25/35 cm – 9.84/13.77 in):
– 4 bananas (overripe)
– 5 eggs
– 170 ml (1 1/4 cup minus 2 teaspoons) vegetable oil
– 360 ml (1 1/2 cups) buttermilk
– 400 gr (3 cups and 3 tablespoons) flour
– 120 gr (1 cup) raisins
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– a pinch of salt
– vanilla flavor
How to make the banana raisin cake
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF).
Use a bowl to stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
Use a blender or a stick mixer to mash the bananas. Set aside.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and mix until foamy.
Add the mashed bananas, the vegetable oil, the buttermilk and the vanilla flavor and mix until combined.
Add the flour (combined with baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt and ground cinnamon) and stir to incorporate. There may be a few lumps but that’s ok.
Stir in the raisins.
Pour the batter into a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Place the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake at 180ºC (356ºF) for about 30 minutes.
To check if the cake is done, insert a toothpick in the center. The toothpick must come out clean. If the toothpick comes out with spots of batter, you should bake the cake for a few more minutes.
Allow to cool on wire racks.
Cut into squares, top with your favorite sauce, syrup or frosting and serve.
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