Thursday, August 12, 2010
Soft and Moist Banana Cake
Dear husband requested me to bake a cake for him to bring to his office. Initially he let me decide on what I wanna bake but next day, he came back with the requested by his staff. They want the banana cake that I baked for them 1 year ago when I just started baking. They still can remember how delicious this cake was even it had been a year and also after tasted so many of my baking :).
Even though I wanna explore and try new recipe but since the request came in, I just need to grant their wish so I went ahead to bake this banana cake.
So coincidentally, my brother also mentioned to me recently that this banana cake is still his favourite. Hmmm... may be he is hinting me to bake one for him? hee hee hee...
For this time, I didn't place the slice bananas on top of the batter cos probably due to the moisture of the banana slices, the small area of cake around the banana slices always being too wet. I do not wanna bake too long cos afraid might over bake the cake so just omit the deco of banana slices to solve the problem.
I baked the cakes into 2 cake tins, one for dear husband's office and one for own consumption.
Ingredients: ( for one 8" x 3.5" x 3" & one 9" x 4" x 3")
250g salted butter
1 1/2 cups castor sugar (I will reduce the sugar depending on what type of banana that I used and how ripe the bananas are, normally 180g to 200g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 del monte bananas, sometimes I put more)
2 cups plain flour (220g sift together with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 tsp baking powder)
1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in eggs, vanilla essence and milk and mix well.
3. Add mashed banana into the mixture and mix well.
4. Finally add in sifted flour and mix well and pour into a cake tin.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg C for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. If the top layer turns brown after 15 minutes, cover it with a piece of aluminium foil.
6. Cool cakes in the pan then remove. Use a sharp knife to slice and serve
The cake is still as delicious as what my memory can recalled, soft, moist and full of the fragrant of banana. Yummy Yummy!