Sunday, August 17, 2008

Banana Cake

This is my wonderful Banana Cake! It was my first attempt but the outcome was lovely! I couldn't decide what cake to bake over the weekend. After flipping through my carefully organised and compiled recipe file, I decided on this. I love the aroma of bananas, and bananas in a dessert or cake. Considering it was my first attempt that passed, what more could I ask for?

In the process....


More waiting...

Finally! 2 pans of Banana Cake.

Tasted as yummy as it looks here.. *slurp*

It's tried, tested and proven. So here's the recipe.

What You Will Need
260g Self Raising Flour
220g Castor Sugar (I cut down about 10g of this and I would prefer to use more bananas)
180 Butter (I use margarine)
260g Bananas (I use the short, medium sized ones)
4 Eggs
30ml Milk (I use low fat high cal milk)
3/4 tsp Baking Soda (I only had baking powder)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Cream butter and sugar at medium speed till light and fluffy. Add eggs a little at a time and mix well till batter is smooth and creamy. Mash bananas and stir into milk. Fold in mash banana mixture and vanilla essence. Sift flour and baking soda together and gently fold in. Pour batter into round baking tin (23cm x 6.4cm) and bake at 170deg for about 1 hr.

(Source: Primadeli website)


Anonymous said...

Hi Missy,

Wow, your banana cake looks delicious and nice...i'm quite a novice in baking myself...would like to ask a did you bake your cake comes out nicely..i find that the cake that i bake crack on top...oh..and can I also know what brand of oven are you using..(hope this does not sound too stupid)hehe..

Thanks you,

Missy said...

HI April. Thanks for your lovely compliment. I have had many cracked cakes too and they are not always successful. I'm quite a novice myself too and I'm still learning. The cracked cake could be due to the high oven temperature or even the recipe itself. Overmixing can also cause rising. Maybe you can try lowering the temperature alittle (best is to use oven thermometer) and relook into the method of mixing.

As for my brand of oven, Im currently using Morries. Only bought it at $89. Very good deal for 30L oven.