Mar 052012

Soft banana sponge cupcake

As always, I am looking for banana recipes. This cake is very simple and easy to make, and it is delicious, light and very fluffy. The first time I used a loaf pan, and the cake just disappeared…this time I made them into small servings, so we can better control the portions.

This cake is great to serve as a snack and it stays moist and fresh for a couple of days. You can always dress these cupcakes up by topping with your favorite frosting.  I chose to keep it plain for the time being…

The cake/cupcakes will shrink a little once you remove them from the oven, but do not worry, it will not affect its texture. They will still be very light, moist and fluffy.


3 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
¾ cup mashed banana
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup canola oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped walnut


Preheat oven at 325F.

In a bowl sift the flour with baking soda, baking powder. In another bowl mix the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, mashed banana and mix until ribbon stage.

Add the flour mix to the egg and banana mix, mixing gently. Once the flour has been incorporated, add the walnut and the oil.

Pour into the prepared muffin cup (approximately 18 cups) and bake for approximately 25 minute at preheated oven or until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

Cool on the wire rack and serve.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for banana sponge cake.

You might want to check out other recipes using banana, such as banana muffins with walnut or banana bread with chocolate chips.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that banana leaves, because of their size (large), flexibility and waterproof quality are often used as disposable plates in South Asia and Southeast Asia?

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  59 Responses to “Banana Sponge Cake”

  1. I adore anything banana too and this looks like a winner, so light and fluffy looking. Good idea to regulate portions lol.

  2. how lovely and sponge-y looking! what a great afternoon snack! Great for getting the fruits in. Have a fabulous week.

  3. I love how light and fluffy this cake is…sounds perfect with the flavor of banana! Hope your weeks is off to a wonderful start!

  4. I love the texture of banana cake. The crumb is always so tender. They look great!

  5. I love the sound of these little cakes with their banana tast and sponge cake texture!

  6. i can have few of these at one go!

  7. agree with Lena! they look so fluffy! Definitely must pop a few at one go!

  8. I love desserts with bananas and these mini cakes look amazing! I love that you used individual portions, looks so cute!

  9. I love banana in cakes! And making individual cakes is a great idea!

  10. I bet these are super light and have a great texture!

  11. I enjoy sponge cake, but I’ve never heard of adding bananas to this recipe. And can I just say.. bananas definitely make it more decadent. Love this

  12. I’ve never tried a banana sponge but it sounds like such a great flavour for a sponge that I can’t think why! 😀

  13. These look so light and yummy.

  14. I love banana bread and cake and this variation sounds delicious, Juliana!

  15. They certainly look moist and soft! My recipe is almost like yours minus the walnut!

  16. Looks delicious, Juliana, what a nice and light sponge. I’ve never had a banana sponge, I’d love to try it!

  17. Looks so spongey and delicious!!! Can’t wait to try this!! I love that soft texture your little cupcakes have!! Sometimes it’s hard to achieve that! Very beautiful!

  18. Juliana these little cakes look delicious! The mashed banana makes them so moist and fluffy! If I added a little chocolate in them then I could eat them all! Have a great day!

  19. Looks like a great snack!

  20. Love the texture of the cake, It looks so moist and fluffy. Would love to give it a try.

  21. Your banana sponge cakes look perfectly gorgeous. They are so uniform. And they look moist and light. Great recipe.

  22. These sponge cakes looks really light, I have not tried baking sponge cakes in cups before, I’ll try that soon as I too have the silicon cupcakes molds just like yours:)

  23. These little banana cakes looks so light fluffy in texture. Love the way how you presented the baking process of these cakes…you made baking look so easy!

  24. This banana sponge cake looks yummy. I love anything with bananas!

  25. my husband loves anything banana! he would love this!

  26. So fluffy and yummy!

  27. I bet these are great all on their own without any sugary frosting to mar that lovely banana flavor. Mmm,, tender little cakes like these would disappear in no time in my house. 😉

  28. Your cakes looks spongy and fluffy! Lovely! I bet it would difficult to stop at just one!

  29. Oh dear, I definitely need some of these to keep my mouth shut! haha….
    Have a great day, Juliana.

  30. Whenever I bake with bananas, I always go for a really dense, moist texture, so these fluffy cakes sound like a delightful change of pace! I’m just amazed at how light and airy the crumb looks. 🙂

  31. They look so light and fluffy add a little caramel butter cream and I’m good to go.

  32. This is so perfect for my hubby who loves anything with banana! Love how fluffy and delicious it looks!

  33. It really look very fluffy and moist. Yum!

  34. That looks so beautiful and light and fluffy, and I’m intrigued by the recipe as I would have thought that the banana would weigh the sponge down. I’ll have to try it!

  35. You really read my mind I am currently trying to master a good sponage cake recipe and there you are posting this gorgeous banana sponge cake. I am sure I’ll try to make it once I can bake a proper vanilla sponge cake. Thanks for sharing and you too have a great week!

  36. Banana sponge cake sounds and looks so soft and dreamy. What a wonderful creation Juliana.

  37. Your adding of walnuts and using of canola oil are what I like too.

  38. I like the flexibility of this recipe.
    I too am always looking for banana based recipes…especially since I have so much ripened ones hanging around.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe Juliana ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  39. hahaha yes, portion control is important especially around yummy breads! love the banana touch to the sponge cake! have a wonderful week, Juliana!

  40. Oh, you made it in muffin form. I love that, Juliana! They look light a fluffy!

  41. Looks really soft and fluffy! I have a steamed banana muffin in my blog also very good, if you are interested in more banana recipe.

  42. They look so smooth and light in texture. Wouldn’t feel guilty to eat a couple of more 😉

  43. Oh, these look like perfect snack cakes…that last photo is wonderful! The texture is just ideal 🙂

  44. I am also always looking for recipes that use bananas! I like the lightness of your banana sponge cupcakes, they look delicious and would be perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea;-)

  45. first time in ur space…wow….the sponge cake looks so delicious n yummy…thnx for sharing the recipe…bookmarked ! following ur space 🙂 I have a space Only on seafood recipes…do visit my space sometime:-)

  46. love cute little simple cakes, make them like this a lot

  47. Light, soft, fluffy – what I look for in a sponge cake. Too bad I don’t bake.

  48. they look super soft & airy, a great way to use up left over bananas

  49. The mini cakes look delicious. It’s good news they stay fresh because there is nothing worse than a cake, which loses its taste the following day.

  50. Bananas are one of my favorites in cake! The texture looks so soft and light and lovely Juliana! Hope you have a great weekend!

  51. Hi Juliana,
    They look so moist and delicious that I bet they didn’t have time or need to be decorated with any frosting.

  52. It’s always good to have an army of banana recipes for when they start to get too ripe on the counter! This is such a great option. Yum!

  53. i always appreciate your ‘did you know’ section, and i always learn something! these little cupcakes look marvelous–three cheers for the banana!

  54. interesting……..cakes looking just great..nice cliks……….

  55. Banana in baked is my weakness. These look so light and moist. Perfect for snacking!

  56. Hi juliana
    love the sponge cakes and with banana flavior this is top !!Pierre

  57. I love banana cakes but rarely have the opportunity to make some because bananas disappear before they are ripe. Must remember to hide some 🙂

  58. Banana cakes are a favorite in our household. That looks delish!