Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

A wonderfully delicious banana cake from Brazil. Nuts may be added into the batter or onto the cake if desired.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar until smooth.
  4. Mix in yolks.
  5. Stir in flour and baking powder alternately with the milk.
  6. In another bowl, beat egg whites until doubled in volume.
  7. Fold beaten whites into the dough.
  8. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  9. Slice bananas over the top of the dough.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over bananas.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Allow to cool.
Most Helpful

I didn't make it exactly like the recipe because once i got towards the bottom I realized that the banana wasn't actually put into the cake so I improvised. Make sure you read all directions before making the cake. (I'm sure the cake would've tasted great otherwise)

musicgeek422 January 18, 2011

I halved the recipe, adding in three mashed bananas in the batter and one a half on top. I also used butter instead of margarine. Made it for my mom's birthday. Turned out moist and everyone loved it! :D I'm making this again with another layer of the sliced bananas added in the middle. They were the yummiest part!

nidhik January 05, 2011

Doesn't really look like the picture, but very tasty. Nuts are a must. Will make again.

Clarity148 February 20, 2010