Saturday, October 29, 2016

Simple Banana Cake

I saw a bunch of banana with speckles( pisang emas ) at a fruit stall in UTC market and straight away , I thought of Alan's simple banana cake :)  I have been wanting to bake it the moment he shared on his blog and on instagram . It is easy to make and it is really yummy.   You can hop over to Alan's blog to see his.  I still need to improve on the texture. Holes can be seen on the texture. I guess there were air bubbles in the batter when baking :p Though I have knocked and shook tin :p I always believe practice makes perfect and I know I will be able to make a perfect one :)  Thank you Alan for sharing your simple banana cake recipe with us .

to make tasty banana the one that has speckles of black on the skin
and pisang emas is a good choice..sweet and has a deep flavor

still not a perfect one yet, can see air bubbles on the texture
BUT nonetheless it is one great one in taste :)

Simple Banana Cake - adapted from Alan ( Travelling Foodies )
makes a 10" square tall tin

5 Eggs (large size, 65-70g w/shell)
220g Sugar
375g mashed banana
300g cake or low-gluten pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
150g vegetable oil (or melted butter, except olive oil) * I used melted butter
1 banana, peeled and sliced thinly (optional)
Whisk eggs, sugar, mashed bananas at medium speed untill ribbon stage. It takes appro. 12-15 min by hand mixer.
While the mixture is being whisked, grease and line a 10″ square tin or a 2 x 8″ round tin with grease proof baking paper.
Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together twice and set aside.
Fold in sifted flour in 3 additions, mixing well in between each addition by using either a spatula or hand.
Add in oil and mix well till batter is shiny
Pour into baking tin from a height of 30 cm and tap the baking tin sharply against the work surface to eliminate bubbles.
If using, lay the thin banana slices over the surface of the batter.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 40-45mins. Unlike the top is nicely brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Remove from baking tray and leave to cook on a rack to room temperature before slicing.


  1. Long time didn't eat banana cake. Much easier to just eat banana just as it is.

    1. hahaha to me a banana is a banana and a banana cake is a banana cake....different taste :p

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    1. yes Beena, this is a must bake cake...simply delicious:)