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Easy Banana Magic Cake

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If you are looking for a QUICK and EASY CAKE RECIPE with just few simple ingredients, this easy Banana Magic Cake is perfect sweet treat.

If you are looking for a QUICK and EASY CAKE RECIPE with just few simple ingredients, this easy Banana Magic Cake is perfect sweet treat.

However, this easy Banana Cake is not called ‘MAGIC’ for nothing! When you mix together eggs, sugar, flour, butter, milk and mashed banana, pour the batter in the baking dish and place in the oven, the real magic starts!

While baking in the oven this mixture will separate and form three layers. Yes, you understand well. You will make one batter and get a quick, easy and delicious 3-layer cake.
I’ve already shared two magic (custard ) cake recipes here on my blog. This time I wanted to try a new flavor for my magic cake.

After my Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and Banana Upside Down Cake I’m a little obsessed with quick and easy banana recipes. Also I shared too many healthy and easy breakfast and dinner recipes, lately. Therefore it was time for delicious DESSERT RECIPE!

Easy Banana Magic Cake 3Let’s get back to this Easy Banana Magic Cake. With my last magic cake recipes, I noticed that many of you have had some concerns about the preparation. Therefore I’ll make a few notes this time, just to make things clear.


Let’s start with the eggs. You should separate egg whites carefully, making sure that no part of the yolk fall into the egg whites. Then beat the egg whites until VERY STIFF peaks form. They should be fluffy like a cloud. Egg whites will raise on the surface of the batter when you pour it in the pan and form top layer.

Many of you asked, since the batter is thin, is that correct?! Yes, it is. The batter for magic cake is REALLY THIN! The recipe uses melted butter and a lot of milk and very little flour. That way you will get center, custard like layer. It also allows the egg whites mixture to raise on top of the batter and make the sponge.

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Very important thing also is to be careful when folding beaten egg whites into the rest of the mixture. You should do this really gently using a rubber spatula. You don’t want to completely dissolve the egg white foam. It should combine with the rest of the mixture, but it’s OK to have a pea size lumps of the foam, evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Also I got a lot of questions, about the filling. Looking at the photo of this cake people assume that the cake has filling and there’s no filling mentioned in the recipe. Well, that’s the magic of this cake. There’s no filling or crusts that should make separately. This ONE MIXTURE will provide both, crust and the filling.

Still don’t believe in magic?!

Try and see for yourself!

If you are looking for a QUICK and EASY CAKE RECIPE with just few simple ingredients, this easy Banana Magic Cake is perfect sweet treat.

Banana Magic Cake Recipe Instruction

Easy Banana Magic Cake

If you are looking for a QUICK and EASY CAKE RECIPE with just few simple ingredients, this easy Banana Magic Cake is perfect sweet treat.

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1/2 cup unsalted butter-melted and slightly cooled

2 cups milk-lukewarm

4 eggs-separated

¾ cup sugar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

½ cup mashed banana (1 medium banana)

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 8x8 inch baking dish, set aside (you can line it with parchment paper leaving the sides overhang the pan, it will be easier to serve, you can lift the cake and transfer plate).
  • Whip the egg whites until STIFF peaks form, set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugars until pale yellow.
  • Mix in melted butter and the tablespoon of water (for about 2 minutes) until evenly combined.
  • Mix in mashed banana just to combine.
  • Mix in flour until evenly incorporated.
  • Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Fold in the egg whites (1/3 at a time, then repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in). NOTES: The batter is very, very thin!!!
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45-60 minutes (until the cake is barely jiggly in the center). Baking time might vary depending on your oven or pan you use, but start checking after 45 minutes. If the top browns quickly before the minimum of 45 minutes, you can cover the cake with aluminum foil.
  • Cool the cake completely before dusting with powdered sugar. Even cooled, it will be slightly jiggly because it has custard layer in the center!

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  1. Hi Vera. Im curious if using more ripened banana(s) would work with this recipe? I know, the more ripe, the more flavorful recipes come out, such as banana bread. Also, I have the correct size baking dish, only, it's a pyrex baking dish about 1/2-2/3 of an inch thick. Curious if you think it will make a difference of outcome after baking?
  2. Hi Vera, I commented asking about whether ripened banana(s) and a 3/4" pyrex dish would work for this recipe? No idea if it got to you, so i figured I'd reach out to you again.
    1. I have made the vanilla magic custard cake several times. Looking to try the banana one this evening. My household has really like the vanilla version. I like to eat it slightly warm. The first time I made it I did not melt the butter and the cake portion was kind of thin but once I got that part correct it has come out well since. It smells wonderful cooking by the way.
  3. Hi, I made this cake today and only had two layers? The top sponge and a thick custard layer, what am I doing wrong? Thanks!
  4. Wondered if you could substitute soy milk or maybe coconut milk for the milk part and get close to the same results. My daughter is allergic to milk.
  5. I hope this recipe works, because even with adblock your page is nearly impossible to navigate, and you can't print recipes without wasting ink on printing ads. I understand ads are how you get paid, but you should still keep it to a user-friendly level.
  6. I made this magic banana cake this evening for family dinner. I served it chilled and got wonderful compliments! It's not too sweet and I love the layered effect it has! Very delicious!
  7. Hi!! Can you bake them individually???? Like say in individual cup molds??? Or mini cake tins with a removable bottom????Thank You!!
  8. Thanks for this recipe! Never beat egg whites before in my life, but I needed an emergency dessert for company. I appreciate all the extra notes on the eggs. It turned out great!
  9. Hi. Just curious if you or one of your followers has tried this recipe with non-dairy milk? If yes was it successful and what milk did you try?
  10. I've just put one in the oven and am extremely excited as to the outcome(Yes sad, I know). Will post when it's done.
  11. Confused on "beat" and "mix". Beat to me equals mixer. Mix to me equals by hand. Is that what you mean when using those two words in your recipe? Thank you.
  12. Is there any way we could get some pics of what its supposed to look like after you fold in the eggwhites in? Mine wasnt "smooth" by any means. I will post a pic after its done. Cant wait to try it, it looks so good!!
  13. I JUST MADE THIS! It's cooling now waiting for us to finish dinner before cutting into it. I used the parchment paper to line the baking dish. I'm so excited to try it. I'll post an update as soon as we're done. Thanks for the recipe!
  14. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is delicious. I love the "magic" that happens when it cooks. I honestly thought it was going to come out a total mess. It came out of the oven looking beautiful, and it tasted great. Question: Could you substitute the banana with (canned) pumpkin? Thank you again !
  15. I just finished eating first piece. It's not that great in taste. Very egg-y, no scent of banana and I have no custard layer. It was easy to make and I tried it out of curiosity, but I won't make it again.
  16. Not quite the success I had hoped for. Easy enough to make and the whites rose to the top, but the bottom two layers sort of melded together and the family thought it was more like a bread pudding, which is not a family favorite. They all agreed it was tastey, just didn't like the mouth feel. Different strokes for different folks! So, if your eaters like a very moist cake, you won't be disappointed😊

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