Monday, May 17, 2010

Banana Cake

Banana cake is one of my favourite cakes I love as a kid, even so as an adult. I attempted to make one before over ten years ago but it flopped badly. Failed baking sessions are not uncommon in my kitchen or rather, my mum's kitchen. I remember that I almost set my kitchen on fire when I was residing in HK.What did I do? I wanted to bake some pizza dough placed on recycled party paper plates using microwave oven. Within minutes, I saw fire sparks inside the oven. What a fool I am! I confessed that I didn't read the user manuals before using the microwave oven. No major damage. =) No more stupid attempts no more.

Keeping my fingers crossed on my banana cake bake.

Recipe adapted from: All Recipes


- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( I use self-raising flour )
- 1 tablespoon baking soda ( since I used SR flour, i omitted baking soda)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup white sugar ( I use 3/4 cup)
-  3/4 cup light brown sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed -
- 2/3 cup buttermilk **
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

**For buttermilk, I substituted with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 3/4 cup of low fat milk or any milk. You can make your own buttermilk. Prevent wastage of store bought ones and you can save some money too. =)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 8 inch round pans. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes ( it took me 50mins for my banana cake to bake, so do check on your bake after 30mins for doneness). Remove from oven, and place on a damp tea towel to cool.

I love the banana cake I made. Very moist and the sweetness is just right. Cheers to 'All Recipes'!! Enjoy!


Sook said...

Mmm the cake looks so beautiful!

Corine said...

Thanks Sook! =)

Anonymous said...

Love how you decorate the cake with the sliced banana!! Lovely cake!

Corine said...

Thank you, Ellie. Thanks for dropping by. ;)

Miriam Bralli said...

Olá Corine,
Passei para dar uma olhadinha e adorei o bolo de banana,
Tenho um blog de culinária e se você passar por lá vou ficar feliz,
Fique em Paz,
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Corine said...

Miriam: Thank you for dropping by.

Miriam Bralli said...

Olá Corine

Adorei ter você como minha amiga no Prato Barato, vamos nos ver muito, até mais...

Que tenhamos Amor e Paz!!!
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