Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Banana cake

Banana Cake

I love baking cake, it’s an easy task and it’s hard to screw up. Since I had a lot of bananas laying around and the heat made them ripen with the speed of light, I decided to make a banana cake. I like how it turned out, so I wanted to share my recipe with everyone.

I wanted to make a small cake so I only used 1/3 of the ingredients listed in the recipe below.

What you will need to make the Banana cake:

  • a baking dish which holds 1.5Liters
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 3 bananas
  • 180 grams of flour
  • 180 grams of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 grams of baking powder
  • 2 grams of baking soda
  • some confectioners sugar and an extra banana for decorating

banana cake slice

The steps:

  1. preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius
  2. mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda power in a bowl.
  3. mash the bananas in a separate bowl and mix it with the egg and oil.
  4. add the banana mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until smooth
  5. pour the mixture into the baking dish and tap the dish on your counter to make sure all the air bubbles are gone.
  6. bake for 45 to 55 minutes depending on your oven. 

To check if your cake is finished, poke a wooden skewer into the cake. If it comes out dry your cake is done.