Banana Cake With Cinnamon Sugar – Bolo de Banana com Açúcar e Canela

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
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"Another recipe found @ portuguesedinerdotcom/ (aka Tia Maria's Blog for the Portuguese Foodie), where I definitely hit the mother-lode of comfort food recipes typical of the Azorean Islands & rooted in the Portuguese cuisine. Although most recipes at the site are her own, this recipe was contributed by Mary Connie De Pao, a devoted follower of Maria's blog. My Siggi is esp fond of bananas, so I expect this cake to be an early choice to make after Culinary Quest #3 is concluded. Prep time was not given & was estimated by me. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (104.8 g)
  • Calories 312.6
  • Total Fat - 10.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 52.1 mg
  • Sodium - 111.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 32.5 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 104.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Beat the egg yolks, orange juice, sugar & oil in a lrg bowl. Add the flour & baking powder (a little at a time), mixing well after each addition.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks & gently fold them into the batter until blended.

Step 3

Pour the batter into a greased & lightly floured bundt pan.

Step 4

Cut the bananas into thin coins & place slices over the entire top of the batter.

Step 5

Combine 1/4 cup sugar w/1 tbsp grd cinnamon & sprinkle the mixture atop the banana covered batter.

Step 6

Bake in preheated oven at 350F for approx 45 min until golden.

Step 7

Allow to cool slightly & then remove the cake from the pan to fully cool.

NOTE: Although not a part of the recipe, I tend to always do a wooden skewer test & suggest it for this cake.

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Very good -- we really enjoyed this cake even though it didn't come out of the pan in one piece -- our fault! But we did enjoy it anyways -- and it stayed moist for breakfast the next day too! Thanks for sharing!

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(29 Aug 2018)