Monday, June 3, 2013

Steamed Caramel Banana Cake

When I saw this recipe on Sonia's blog - Nasilemaklover, I knew I just have to make it for our afternoon tea snack.  Who doesn't love banana in our family...we Piggies love them in cakes and ice cream .  I have tried steamed banana cake using the common recipe but with caramel, this is my first time, and I think that was what attracted me to try it out in the first place.  I made the right choice and no regrets..this cake is what Sonia described, it is less oily and has a rich banana fragrance and not to mention, it is easy to whip up too. If this is your first time hearing of steamed caramel banana cake, do read on and check out the recipe for this lovely spongy banana fragrance steamed cake :)

it is best to use bananas that are ripe and full of black speckles,
cake will have a rich banana fragrance 

it is soft and spongy

 I didn't mash the banana fine so we could taste the banana bits
as we bite into the cake...yummy!

Steamed Caramel Banana Cake - adapted from Sonia

90g coarse sugar
200g evaporated milk
15g butter

230g all purpose flour
200 g mashed banana
120g castor sugar
3 eggs(large), cold from fridge
1 tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt


1.Add coarse sugar in a saucepan, heat over medium heat till it melts and turn brown.
2. Add in butter and stir till butter melted, pour in  evaporated milk and mix well.
3. Remove from heat, stir till all caramel sugar dissolved. Set aside to cool.
4. Sift flour , baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
5.Beat eggs in a mixing bowl over medium speed, gradually add castor sugar, continue to beat till thick and pale.
6. Add in mashed banana, caramel liquid and flour. Use a ballon whisk to mix till no lumps . Pour batter into prepared pan lined with greaseproof paper and steam for 30 mins over medium heat.


  1. Looks delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing

  2. got to try this next time. Steamed cake is my favorite.

  3. Howdy Elin dear! It's been ages since I last steamed a cake and you've tempted me to make one now. :o)
    Hope you're having a lovely evening.
    Blessings, Kristy