Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple Banana Cake

This is not a very well baked cake. I can't say that it is a failure but only a little under baked. As you can see from the middle and top part of the cake is a little moist. Haha.. next time I will make a super duper good one to show you hehe...

Although this doesn't look good, I still like banana cake very much.

My whole living room smells of banaNA.... :P

Simple Banana Cake Recipe


1 cup of banana puree, about 4 to 5 bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125g) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature

1.Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line an 8 inch tin with baking paper; set aside.
2.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together banana puree and vanilla; set aside.
4.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add one egg at a time until just blended.
5.With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the banana mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
6.Pour batter slowly into the prepared tin. Transfer the tin to oven and bake until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of cake after 50 to 55 minutes. Turn out, remove paper and transfer to a wire rack and let cake cool completely.


  1. i like banana cakes too. i've tried about 2 recipes, one was for cupcakes. i will blog about it soon. :)

    i will now follow your blog. follow mine too? i would love to share with you pictures and the recipe of the banana cupcakes i made. :)

  2. Hello, i would like to tell you that i tried your recipe, but i made a mini muffins, i just added 1/2 tsp of ginger powder and i find it's excellent...
    i cooked about 15 minutes! Thanks for sharing your recipes!