Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moist Banana Cake

I always have a soft spot for banana cakes as it is one of the very first cakes I learned to bake. I just love the rich banana flavor, light and moist of this cake. Banana cakes are easy and inexpensive to make. The really great thing about this cake is that you can use your over-ripe bananas. Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium but if you ask me the best reason to try this banana cake is just that it tastes soooo good!

Ingredients:

2 stick/226 grams butter
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
4 tbsp of condensed milk
4 bananas (about 1 3/4 cups) – mashed
1 tsp vanilla or banana essense
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Greased and line an 8” round baking pan or 8” x 8” square pan. In a bowl sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set it aside.
2. Beat the soft butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth. Mix in mashed bananas, vanilla and condensed milk. Mix well.
3. Lower down the mixer speed, slowly add in the flour mixture and blend just until smooth.
4. Pour batter into the baking pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing it. Let the cool before serving.

27 comments:

MaryMoh said...

This cake is my all time favourite. Looks very moist and delicious.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...looks real good. Please pass me some, I'm having my breakfast right now.

Gert's Fan said...

I have been following your blog almost religiously since I stumbled upon it about a week ago. Your amazing recipes never fail to make my mouth water at night. I fell in love with baking not too long ago after coming to study in the UK and my housemate and I love trying new recipes together. Your blog is a source of inspiration!! Oh, and did I mention, I love banana cakes so much as well! Have a soft spot for the ones sold at Giant supermarket back home. Comfort food at its best. =D

Big Boys Oven said...

wow I just love banana cake and now I will be looking through all your yummy recipes! awesome!

Zue Murphy said...

I love banana cake. This one looks moist.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I ADORE banana cake! Your cake looks fantastic ... it actually has a colour gradation - from light to dark! How amazing is that?!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Oh, I have not baked any cake with condensed milk, this cake look so moist, I must try one day. Thanks for sharing.

My Asian Kitchen said...

Gert,your banana cake look so neat and love the even brown color!! I still few over ripe banana in fridge and now I know I can use condensed milk to bake with it too!! thanks for sharing:)

Cheah said...

This cake looks yummy. Great pics too!

Bits of Taste said...

I believed this must be simply mouth-watering!

mycookinghut said...

Your banana cake looks really good! I can tell that this is the kind of texture that I am after. I have tried to bake banana cake a few times by using the recipes off the internet but there were not what I was after!! I think I need to try your recipe.. love condense milk as one of the ingredients ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

I am just curious, how come your banana cake has two colors tone? Interesting eh?

Elin said...

Gert, your cake looks moist. Condensed milk will give it the moist texture? Can't wait to catch up with you when we meet up. Can learn at lot from you...untung jadi kawan kamu :p

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, most of us grew up eating banana cake from pasar malam :)

Anncoo, come to my house and I can share some with you :)

Gert's Fan, thanks for your kind words and your support. Hope you try out some of the recipes here. I have to check out the banana cake from Giant supermarket when I go back to Malaysia.

BBO, most of us love banana cake :)

Zue, yes this cake is really moist. Carlos suka sangat cake ni.

Ju, thank you. I am puzzle too on how the cake color turn out that way :)

Sonia, you are most welcome.

Lesley, over ripe bananas is always good to make banana cake and bread.

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, thank you.

Bits of taste, yes it is :)

Leemei, the texture of this cake is soft, fine crumbs and moist. Hope you will try this out :)

LCOM, I have no clue either how the cake color turn out that way :)

Elin, the condensed milk give the cake a milky flavor. I can't to see you either :)

FAMILY FIRST said...

Hi Gertrude, so nice to hear you'll be back for CNY. My mom does sell but quantity wise, its being so much less as she does not want to slog too much these days due to her health. So sorry about it. But I can offer you my personal tin (one tin only wor) for your consumption, if you dont mind coming to Cheras to collect it? Let me know soonest ... family_first3@hotmail.com

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Yours looks like those store-bought ones! Thanks for sharing the recipe! =)

Still baking up a storm before flying back to Malaysia, huh? Oh, have fun!

Food For Tots said...

My family loves banana cake. I just made one recently. Haven't tried with condensed milk. The texture of your banana cake looks so moist and beautiful. I guess its taste must be great too.

Kimmy said...

yummy...have really to try it! have some very ripe bananas in the kitchen. cheers, kimmy :)

delia said...

hi,
made this banana cake last nite. it's very moist, the kind of banana cake i'm looking for. i think will have to reduce the butter the next round i make coz it's a bit too oily for me. btw, mine also comes out 2 tone. thanks for sharing such a good recipe. definitely a keeper!

ICook4Fun said...

Family First, will be in touch with you through email :)

Pei-lin, looking forward to see you.

Kimmy, hope you like this cake.

Delia, glad that you like this cake. Yea you should be able to reduce the amount of butter in it but not sure if the outcome will be the same or not. Maybe you can let me know.

Tiffany said...

I love the addition of condensed milk! Looks lovely too, I should definitely give this a try :) Thank you for sharing!

http://madewithlove-t.blogspot.com/

Alex said...

I love your blog. The photos and recipes are so honest and straightforward, yet so delicious! It makes cooking look so effortless. I never eat bananas, only banana cake! I love the moist type, and I believe this is the one that I'm looking for!

May I know if I can substitute the condensed milk for regular milk?

Anonymous said...

hi. thanks for this lovely recipe. i had just tried it. i've made banana cakes before this and they always crumble easily.. this one turn out to be perfect and moist.. thanks for sharing..

Mindy said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. May I know how many grams of sugar and flour was used for this recipe? Thanks in advance!

ICook4Fun said...

Tiffany, I am glad you like it.

Alex, thank you. Yes you can just use regular milk.

Anon, you are most welcome.

Mindy, You can refer the conversion chart from here.

http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

Stephanie said...

Hi. After reading all the comments here, I decided to try out your recipe just now. It turned out perfectly...right texture, moist and not too sweet. (BTW, I substituted the condensed milk with regular milk. I'm so happy because I've finally found the perfect banana cake recipe. Thank you!!