I got this Portuguese Banana Yoghurt Cake recipe from over here. As usual I wanted a really easy, quick cake recipe and this one does not disappoint. It is such a quick one to prepare.  One bowl, one spoon (and a fork)…that’s my kind of recipe! The recipe states that in a ring cake mould it should only take 20 minutes to cook in the oven, but mine took more like 50 minutes to 1 hour. If you made this recipe into cupcakes you would get away with 20 minutes in the oven, but not a big cake.

I used a silicon ring cake mould. You can see the pattern on the top when the cake came out of the oven and I turned it out onto the cooling rack.

Portuguese Banana Yoghurt Cake

The texture of this cake is fantastic.  It’s quite moist and dense. I mashed the bananas with a fork and wasn’t too fussed about making it smooth.  A few banana chunks make this cake more interesting, I think. By all means, make your banana smooth if you prefer it that way.

I have rewritten the recipe in this post just because I prefer my measurements in cups, not grams as the original recipe states. I have kept the rest of the recipe basically the same as the original.

Portuguese Banana Yoghurt Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

1 hour

Portuguese Banana Yoghurt Cake


  • 1/2 cup Greek style Yoghurt
  • 2 bananas, mashed with a fork (chunky is okay)
  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 80ml vegetable/canola oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • For the Icing:
  • 1/4 cup Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 cup (or more as required)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease a 24cm ring cake mould or use a large loaf tin (or cupcake tin).
  3. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well to remove lumps.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the mould and place in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Make the icing: beat all ingredients well (adding enough icing sugar to make right consistency). Pour icing over the cake and leave to set.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

The best part about this Portuguese Banana Yoghurt Cake recipe is the icing!  It’s genius! I must remember to use this icing recipe for other cakes.  The tang of the yoghurt makes this icing really delicious. It’s very smooth and beautifully white and shiney.

Make this cake and impress your friends! They will want the recipe when you tell them it only took you 10 minutes to mix up.  Then when you tell them about the icing……..minds blown. 🙂

Let me know how you go with this one.

Trina xx

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