Chai Spiced Banana Cake

Chai Spiced Banana Cake

Sharmila Jasmine Kumaran (@sweetbitesofmine), healthy desserts recipe developer & photographerhas taken her love of chai to another level by whipping up a Chai Spiced Banana Cake! 

Topped with crumbled ginger cookies and maple syrup, this fragrant cake is soft and light with a crunchy cookie sweetness. Enjoy! 


  • 2 cups overripe mashed banana (frozen banana works really well)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (or dairy butter for a non-vegan alternative)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed Prana Chai Vegan Blend
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1.5 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 1 cup ginger cookies (crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and lightly grease a cake pan with butter or oil.
  2. If using frozen bananas, defrost in the microwave (the liquid from the frozen bananas adds a lovely softness to the cake).
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until soft.
  4. Use an electric beater to whip the butter together with the sugar.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (plain and pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda).
  6. Pour the chai tea to the banana mixture.
  7. Fold the flour mixture to the banana mixture
  8. Pour batter to the cake pan and bake for 45-50 minutes and let cool for an hour.
  9. Once cooled, add the crumbed ginger cookies and pour maple syrup over the top.

Author: Sharmila from @sweetbitesofmine