Thursday, May 1, 2014

Making Light and Fluffy Banana Cake

I had some very ripe bananas that were no good to be eaten right away but I felt bad of wasting them. As today is a public holiday and I have not much plan to celebrate Labour Day today - after breakfast, I decided to turn my overripe bananas into a very simple Banana Cake.

I used the recipe from here to create my Banana Cake today. The original recipe promises a fragrant banana cake that boasts light and fluffy textures. Also, the methods for making this cake are quite basic, hence perfect for busy Moms' quick baking breeze. In short, I gave this recipe a go. I added some grated cooking chocolates into the cake batter to add some kick and they indeed did.

Here is the recipe of Banana Cake that I used today.

A must try banana cake.

Light and Fluffy Banana Chocolate Cake

  • 2.5 Eggs, S-M size and at room temperature
  • 130gr Sugar
  • 200gr Very ripe banana (I used 3 S-M bananas)
  • 150gr Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 100gr Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of grated chocolates, coated with some flour (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degree celcius.
  2. Grease and line a cake tin. I used 7" round cake tin.
  3. Sieve flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla powder and sliced banana with an electric mixer, at maximum speed, until it reaches ribbon stage. It will take about 8-10 minutes' time.
  5. Fold in flour in stages, grated chocolates and mix well by using spatula.
  6. Add in oil and mix well until the batter is shiny and flowing. Most of the oil will be at the bottom of your mixing bowl so make sure you scrape the batter in the bottom of your mixing bowl when doing this.
  7. Bake the cake for about 45-50 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Fresh from the oven!

As per the original recipe's promises, this banana cake came out really nice and by far I think this is one of the best banana cakes I have ever eaten. It's not so dense and indeed very flavourful.

Yummy banana cake!

The next time you have some overripe banana leftover in your house, don't throw them away. Turn them into a nice cake or muffins instead. Overripe bananas can be made into really great baking treats!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there.. should i omit baking powder if i use self raising flour instead of plain flour? Thanks..


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