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29 April 2012

Banana Cake ... another version

29 Apr 2012

I've not eaten banana for a while. I went to MBG Fruit and bought a bundle of Berangan Banana and had them for breakfast. After 2 days, there were still half of the bundle left and I thought it to myself, I shall use them to make banana cake.

Previously, I've tried the Banana Cake by Amy Beh and the cake was lovely.

Hubby's 5th Auntie has shared with me her recipe of Banana Cake when we visited her some time ago. I still have the piece of paper where I copied the recipe from her. It's a treasure piece of paper which I've filed in my baking file and now I'm sharing it in this blog  It is also just in case, I lose that piece of recipe paper. She used to be a Home Science teacher and she bakes and cooks very well.

The difference between these 2 recipes are Amy Beh's recipe uses lemon and separate egg white and egg yolks. Whereas this recipe uses cinnamon and raisins.

It was so stressful preparing for Jared's mid term exam. In between revision with him today, I took a break (and of course, he loved the idea) and decided to bake banana cake using her recipe for this time round.

My Auntie's recipe was in ounce and I converted them to grams. Check this out:
  1. Mix two Grade A eggs with 120 ml corn oil.
  2. Add 60 grams of Castor sugar and 60 grams of brown sugar
  3. Use hand whisk to mix them together.
  4. Sift together
    • 140 grams of plain flour
    • 3/4 tsp of baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  5.  Add 60 grams of raisins into sifted flours (item 4 above). If raisins are dry, soak them in hot water for a short while. If raisin are big, cut them into halves.
  6. Mash 120 grams (4 small or 2 big) of banana
  7. Mix all ingredients together.
  8. Add 1 tsp of vanilla essence and 1 tbsp of milk. Mix till soft consistency.
  9. Pour batter into greased cake tin and bake at 170ÂșC for 45 minutes or until cake is cooked.
The recipe mentioned to bake at 180C but my banana cake turned out over-baked on top of the cake.
Picture of the half loaf banana cake, after our afternoon tea.
We had the cake for afternoon tea today. I was so pleased to see my family enjoying my warm, freshly baked banana cake.

The taste of the cake was good ... the sweet taste of Berangan bananas goes very well with the cinnamon and vanilla essence.


Autism United said...

I use soda in my waffle recipe and really makes them nice and light, I bed it does with this banana bread recipe too. Thanks for a new recipe to try and look forward to trying.

treasure memories said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by.

Do try to bake the banana cake, it's simple to do and yummy too.