Saturday, July 2, 2011

Banana Cake (The Power of Home Baked Cakes!)

Finally..I can totally feel the power of home baked traditional cakes!
This cake really gave me a nostalgic feeling...
brought back some childhood memories while I was eating a slice..
This was the look of the cake b4 baking....

& after baking...
Earthquake! HAHA!
The slices of bananas made the cake looked quite "nasty"...
But wait....Do not judge a cake by it's cover!!
the taste was..ermm..Bombastic!!

I couldn't wait for the cake to cool down completely, 
got myself a slice and enjoyed it for tea while it was still warm...
I must admit that it's really extremely fragrant!

I feel so satisfied...
The taste was really rich! No banana essence used!
I cut down on butter and it's not over oily or sweet, which I love!
My man said it's a bit dry for him, but still good! (Maybe the reduction in butter)
Actually for me...I feel that it's totally fine! Everything is just right!
I guess different people have different taste and opinions...
let me know your feedback after baking this cake! =)


Banana Cake

180g Butter (I used 140g Unsalted Butter)
180g Fine sugar (I used 70g White Sugar & 30g Brown Sugar)
2 Extra Large Eggs - Lightly Beaten
250g Cake flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
220g Bananas - mashed (I used 250g)
50g Dairy whip cream (I used evaporated milk)
1/2 tsp Banana essence (I replaced with 1 tsp vanila essence)
2 bananas - Sliced

1. Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy.
2. Pour in eggs gradually and beat till creamy.
3. Add in whip cream (evaporated milk), mashed bananas and banana essence(vanilla essence). Mix well.
4. Add in cake flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and beat for a while only.
Do not over mix!
5. Pour into an 8" round tray, and arrange sliced bananas on top.
6.  Bake at 175C for about 50 to 60 mins. or until skewer comes out clean.
(I let the cake cool in pan)


Recipe Source from : Yochana's Cake Delight

1 comment:

  1. ok.. got time i try haha!! but can dont put the sliced banana on top ? haha!!