Bake a Banana Cake for your Valentine

Valentine’s day at home? Here’s the perfect V-Day recipe for a night in from Mumbai food blogger Sangita Agarwal.

Banana Cake


  • 1 cup mashed bananas, use 2-3 over-ripe bananas
  • 1 cup maida or all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered or icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Butter for greasing loaf pan


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • In a food processor beat all the ingredients for 4-5 minutes on medium speed.
    Pause from time to time to scrape the dough off the sides of the processor jar/bowl, so the batter is uniform.
    The batter should be light and fluffy, but not like whipped cream.
    Take care not to over-whip it.
  • Pour the batter into a greased rectangular 9-inch loaf pan.
    A square or round pan will work as well.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
    Check the cake by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, take the cake out of the oven.
    Serve warm or at room temperature. Optionally, can serve with freshly cut bananas or whipped cream. 

Sangita Agarwal lives in Mumbai and publishes the food blog Bliss of Cooking. 

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we ask you, Dear Readers what is the best meal you have cooked for your Loved One?

Please mail your recipes to [email protected] (Subject: V-Day Recipe) with your name and where you live.

Don’t forget to send us photos and videos of the recipe, along with a pic of your Loved One and You.

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