Hey, guys! Before we dive into our moist and delicious banana cake recipe. Let’s talk about something else!
How many times have we experienced this?
We bought a bunch of bananas with really good intentions. We planned to pack one or two with our lunch. We checked our smoothie recipe again because we want to have a glass of banana smoothie on our breakfast table, blah blah blah… We are confident that we are going to finish our bananas. No worries at all.
But, then, the next morning, we overslept. We missed our smoothie. We rushed to our office only to find out that we’ve left our bananas on the countertop so ugh, no bananas for lunch.
Not too many days after, we realised we were wrong – the confidence we had was a huge mistake. Our bananas have turned overripe, soft and covered in dark spots. Not very good-looking.
Well, do not cry yet. Don’t bin it. Let’s bake it!
In fact, these are the best kinds of bananas to be used in baking. The more spots there are, the sweeter the banana is and you’ll get more banana flavour in your cake, which is exactly what we want.
Not just helping you to get rid of your old ugly bananas, the beauty of this banana cake recipe is how easy it is. It’s basically a ‘pop everything in your bowl’ cake and has a high success rate. No rocket science involved. Good? Good.
In this recipe, we start by mashing the bananas (which actually is my favourite part). Make sure that your bananas are soft and spotty. I use a spatula or a fork to mash them because I enjoy this so much that I don’t want it to be done too quickly. Alternatively, you may use your mixer or food processor to mash them. Simply process them on high speed for about a minute.
The other key ingredient in this recipe is the vegetable oil. This is exactly what makes your cake moist. Just make sure that you are not using oils with a distinct flavour. For example, nut oil.
Ingredients for this moist and delicious banana cake recipe
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 4 large free-range eggs
- 150g of caster sugar
- 150g of brown sugar
- 360g of plain flour
- 300ml of vegetable oil
- 80g of evaporated milk
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 1tsp of baking soda
- 2tsp of vanilla extract
- 60g of chopped walnut (optional)
- Butter for greasing the baking pan
- A 9×13 inch pan
- A spatula
- 2 mixing bowls
- A hand mixer
- A sieve
- A balloon whisk
- Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease your 9×13 inch pan.
- Mash your bananas in a bowl and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs, caster sugar and brown sugar on high speed by using your hand mixer. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the vegetable oil into the mixture and continue to beat on medium speed until well-mixed.
- Stir in the mashed bananas.
- Sieve in the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in the dry ingredients.
- Add the chopped walnut into the mixture and mix well.
- Spoon the batter into your prepared baking pan. Smooth out the top and bake for 45-50 minutes. The baking time may vary so it’s best to keep an eye on yours. The cake is ready when a skewer comes out clean.
#1: Roast the walnuts for about five minutes at 170°C before you use them. This helps to bring out the flavour of the walnuts. The person you serve will thank you later.
#2: Don’t worry if there are any banana lumps in your batter – they’re just going to add texture to your cake. Yep yep, tell me when are lumps ever wanted? Honestly?
#3: If you do not have brown sugar at hand, you may replace it with your caster sugar. Though, we will recommend you to use brown sugar. The brown sugar helps in making your cake moister. Plus, who doesn’t like an extra brown sugar flavour in the cake?
What do you think about this moist and delicious banana cake recipe?
I’ll tell you a little secret. This banana cake recipe is actually from a friend of mine. I went to visit her two weeks ago and yep, she served me the banana cake she made. Yep, using this recipe. Yep, I begged her for this recipe.
I came back and baked myself more banana cakes. And, yes, I can assure you, she did not hide anything (Thanks, Kath). Just follow this recipe and you’ll get the perfect banana cake!
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this moist and delicious banana cake recipe. Let me know how it goes if you try this. Also, if you have any questions or tips to share, please feel free to leave them in the comment section.
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