I was extremely stressed during the last 2 weeks. Beside being busy with work, I was busy with domestic issue too. Well, this issue has been exist ever since my ex helper on board (ya ex helper who had went back home) 9 months ago. Her relationship with my in laws are not good, or rather should say is tense... both me and dear husband are being sandwich between them. They have been giving us hell of problems that sometimes affecting us and our work errr..... I think I better dun talk about it, if not will affect my blood pressure lol.
I may not be active in blogosphere during this period of time due to my busy schedule especially the "maidless" days. Hope I am able to steal some of the times to update my blog and at the same time, do my favourite blog hopping.
Well back to my bake which I had baked before my pregnancy. Banana cake is always in my top flavourite list, thus when I first started to bake, the cake that I chose was this banana cake. This banana cake is so so good that I do not intend to try other recipe for long period. Well, mind will change sometimes, I decided I should give a try on other recipes which I might find another good banana cake that I like it too.
I baked this banana streusel snack cake was because of the streusel topping, not sure since when, I am in love with strusel topping :D.
Recipe from Technicolor Kitchen
60g all purpose flour
50g light brown sugar
42g unsalted butter, softened
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
233g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
255g mashed ripe bananas (2 medium or 3 small)
3 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
113g unsalted butter, softened
150g light brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten with a fork
1. Make the streusel: in a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon with your fingertips until the mixture is lumpy; refrigerate.
2. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter a 20cm (8") square pan then flour the pan, tapping out excess flour. Have all the ingredients in room temperature.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a small bowl and set aside.
4. Put the mashed bananas in a medium bowl and stir in the milk and vanilla; set aside.
5. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together the butter and sugar on medium-low speed until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
6. Add the egg and beat until completely incorporated.
7. Add the banana mixture (it will look curdled, but that’s OK) and beat until combined. Reduce the mixer to its lowest speed and gradually add the flour mixture, beating just until incorporated.
8. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter.
9. Bake the cake until it springs back when gently pressed in the center and a round wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool in the pan completely before cutting and serving.
The cake is light and soft, taste good with the buttery streusel topping. However I still prefer my all time favourite banana cake.