Ultra Moist Banana Cake: Dessert Recipe
Ultra Moist Banana Cake
This recipe is adapted from an on-line recipe at allrecipes.com. I looked at several recipes and I used the A-Number-1 Banana Cake recipe (submitted by Kevin Ryan) and some others as my starting off point. Originally, I was looking for a banana bread recipe when I became intrigued by the idea of a banana cake which would be perhaps tastier and definitely less dry than a banana bread.
While some banana cake recipes called for cake flour, I was able to use regular all purpose flour like in the A-Number-1 recipe with excellent results. The recipe also called for 2/3 cup of buttermilk which I did not have on hand and I learned that 2/3 cup of regular milk with a teaspoon of vinegar would do just as well.
While nuts such as walnuts are often suggested in these recipes, I did not use any. Additionally, I liked the smooth result of blending the bananas with some water for pureed form instead of mashed bananas. I did not notice any other recipes calling for water.
Here are the ingredients I used in one 9 inch round cake pan. The A-Number-1 banana cake recipe I looked at called for two 8 inch pans. Surely the recipe can be doubled or halved as needed. That recipe needed 2 1/2 cups of flour but I only used 1 cup of flour for example. I also used 3 instead of the other recipe's 4 bananas and there was a very rich banana flavor.
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
It's great that a cake made with just 2 eggs can still be so moist and tasty.
Instructions : How to make this homemade ultra moist banana cake
Here are the easy steps that I used for preparing this delicious and moist banana cake with minimal prep and clean up time. Frosting is optional of course. I did not frost it.:
1. Add 1/2 cup of water to your blender.
2. Peel the 3 bananas, cut them each in two and place them in the water in the blender.
3. Blend the banana and water together until liquified and smooth.
4. While the banana mixture stands in the blender, sift the flour, white sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
5. Pour the banana mixture on top of the flour mixture and stir.
6. Take the 2/3 cup of milk and stir in 1 teaspoon of vinegar.
7. Preheat the oven now to 350 degrees.
8. Without washing the blender of the remnants of the banana mixture, simply add the milk with vinegar, two eggs, brown sugar and softened butter to the blender and blend until smooth.
9. Pour this mixture into the large bowl with the flour and banana mixture and stir, mixing all together well.
10. Once smooth, pour this entire mixture of cake batter into a greased and floured 9 inch round cake pan.
11. Bake a 350 degree for 30 minutes.
12. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and then turn over onto a plate..
Allow to cool some more or serve warm. Enjoy.
Banana cake and banana cupcake photos
Above are the photos from the first time I baked this enjoyable banana cake. On a separate occasion, I baked cupcakes using the same recipe.
I used a tasty store bought buttercream frosting by Betty Crocker to frost these cupcakes. I will be working on some homemade frosting recipes pretty soon.
Frosting does add a special touch. You can bake some cupcakes for a birthday or for Valentine's Day and find that they will be so appreciated.