My Banana Cake Recipe

I come from a family of really good bakers. Everyone in my family is known for a particular variety of cake. My grandmother made an awesome checkerboard cake….yes even in the 50s where she had to get the mould custom made. My mum’s sister made a lot of good cakes but I associate her with the date-and-walnut cake….because she always got one for us almost everytime she visited. My aunt in Australia makes the most amazing fondant cakes that are way better than any of the wedding/occassion/celebration cakes I have ever seen. She’s so professional and artistic. My mum makes a lovely coconut cake. My mil makes an awesome Christmas cake. My grandfather and my brother are known for their own stuff too. But here is one that has my signature all over it. This recipe is formulated by me. Baking is one of the few things I’m extremely confident about. I don’t ever need a recipe for a cake. I can make almost anything and everything into a cake. If I see something that has been occupying shelf space for too long in my pantry and I want to get rid of it, I just incorporate it into a cake somehow…The reason I never need a recipe is …because I understand the science behind baking, what each ingredient has to offer and how it affects the structure of a cake. I’ve been assisting with baking since my toddler days when I hated anything with sugar in it except for chocolate.(Agreed, there was something seriously wrong with my tastebuds thenπŸ˜…πŸ€ͺπŸ™ˆ). Back then there were no electric mixers and we used these huge wooden things that looked like weapons …and we would go on and on and on with all our might to just cream the butter and sugar. There were sand ovens and stove top ovens in those days. Thank God for technology….it happens in just few minutes now. Anyway, enough with my tales. Here is my secret banana cake recipe that I formulated carefully analyzing the wet and dry ingredients. This cake is super moist and just sooooo yumm. I make this quite often. This batch was made three days ago…. And, yes…I’m a little crazy about aeration so I make all of my cakes the angel-food-cake way. It does involve a few more steps and dishes ….but hey, who doesn’t like a spongy cake, eh?

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe/over ripe dwarf bananas or 1.5 big ripe bananas or 250 gms whole bananas (150gms mashed)
  • 175gms all purpose flour/maida+
  • 150gms sugar-
  • 100gms butter
  • 3 medium eggs-
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 tsp essence/flavouring
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5tsp baking soda

Method:

  • Whisk the egg whites until they’re frothy, stiff and firm. Keep aside and store in a chilled place
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Mix the baking soda and baking powder with the flour. Then add the yolks and flour to the creamed sugar mixture and mix well. Add some essence and cinnamon powder while mixing.
  • In another bowl, peel the bananas and mash them with the mixer itself. Make sure your bowl is not too small or you will have flying banana bits everywhere.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰
  • Add this to your mix and mix all these well. Adjust the consistency of the batter if required (using milk).
  • Then at the end, remove the egg whites from your fridge/freezer and fold gently into this batter.
  • Pour the batter into 2 medium loaf pans or a single 7″ cake pan.
  • Bake gently in a pre-heated oven at 160-170Β°C for 45minutes+ or until a toothpick/knife inserted right up to the bottom of the cake comes out clean.
-RUELHA 
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Yes, I said two loaf pans....the second one was devoured before these pictures were taken...πŸ€­πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜…

33 Comments

  1. Looks so good Ruelha! I’m not much of a baker. I have too many excuses. One day maybe I will give it a better go and try my hand at baking something again. I did make a blueberry banana bread a while back. Andrew doesn’t like blueberries or banana bread bit he said he enjoyed what I made a decision even went back for more. So it’s not that I can’t do it….

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    1. I’m sure you’re an awesome baker Tina….you seem to be the kind of person who does everything with passion and like to get it right….forgive me for assuming….. but it’s a complimentπŸ˜πŸŽ€πŸ˜πŸŽ€πŸ˜πŸŽ€πŸ˜πŸŽ€πŸ˜
      And…..banana and blueberries together…..yummmmmmπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

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      1. Thanks Ruelha! It’s either passion or perfectionism. It can go either way with me. Maybe I should write a post about that…. “Perfectionism of Passion?” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m sure I could come up with a few things to say… πŸ˜‚ Keep being you Ruelha. You have a great personality. ❀ ❀ ❀

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        1. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ€πŸ€—πŸ˜Š….oh that sounds like a good title….I’ll be reading that one for sure Tina 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜…..thanks Tina….you’re very sweet….πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you πŸ€©πŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸ€©πŸŒΈπŸŽ€….and happy baking πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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      1. Hehe Katrina
        Loves to Cook
        Because all i
        Know How to
        Make is Oatmeal
        And She instructs
        The Kitchen
        And All
        The Tools
        Are Hers
        And Not
        His my reply
        Staying Married
        As Always 31 Years
        The Two Magic
        Words β€˜Yes
        Dear’ i only
        Wag my β€˜Tale’
        When She Feeds me
        Similar Reply to God
        Yes
        DearπŸ™
        Is Prayer😁
        A SMiLe is tooπŸ™πŸŽΆ

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            1. Good question Fred….
              As a matter of fact…the rental place we lived in before our current home was adjacent to a national park. So on one side we would see cobras, families of wild monkeys with their little ones and all,spotted deer, all kinds of colourful and rare birds and even glistening fire flies at night…..Most of our windows faced the forest so the monkeys would come and climb right up to the terrace of our building and I have screamed on few occassions where I seen them suddenly jumping over my kitchen window….of course we had grills and always kept things locked and inaccessible to them…..
              And on the exact opposite side is a main road that is always crowded with insane traffic and on the other side of the road if I crossed from our building was the biggest mall in the city….
              So we lived in 2 worlds at the same time….πŸ€—πŸ€ͺπŸ˜…
              Was really nice ….the glimpses and things we seen …like cobras and bandicoot fighting outside…right below our home….the hissing sound is so loud….woke us up at night….to observe the animals and lush greenery…..πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©

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              1. SMiLes You Really Take Me to India In all the Visuals
                You Provide With Sounds And even Smells And Tastes
                With Really A Touch of India too What We surely have
                in Common Are Fire Flies Rare Birds and hehe
                What i surely Don’t Have is Monkeys And
                Cobras as it seems Nature
                is a bit exciting there
                We Saw a Snake
                In Our Evergreen
                Ground Cover
                But Only
                Harmless
                to Keep Mice
                in Balance in Our
                Forest BackYard
                Anyway Thanks for the
                Welcoming Touch in Your
                Country Felt Like i visited
                An Old haha i mean Young
                Friend today And i’m on my
                Desktop without Access to
                Emojis But Plenty of Love
                And Hugs For You my
                Rather New Indian
                Friend Who is
                So Very
                Welcoming
                to me and a True
                Example of A Christian
                of the Real Jesus Variety
                That is more Rare than Pearls
                Where i Live Ironically Once Holding
                The Country Record for most Christian
                Churches per Square Mile it seems they
                Take the Message of Love For Granted
                Ever Since i Will Remember You Hold
                Tight to the
                Light
                i find
                that Truly
                Comforting
                in Faith and
                Trust i am really
                Talking to a sincere
                Kind loving Person..:)

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