A wonderfully delicious banana cake from Brazil. Nuts may be added into the batter or onto the cake if desired.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar until smooth.
- Mix in yolks.
- Stir in flour and baking powder alternately with the milk.
- In another bowl, beat egg whites until doubled in volume.
- Fold beaten whites into the dough.
- Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Slice bananas over the top of the dough.
- In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over bananas.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool.
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)
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!
Doesn't really look like the picture, but very tasty. Nuts are a must. Will make again.