Saturday 14 May 2011

Spongy Banana Cake

This is one of the most simplest Banana Cake recipe which I have come across using quick sponge cake method without any egg separation. And furthermore you do not need to incur extra washing on those mixing bowls and utensils. All you need is to put all the necessary ingredients into a big mixing bowl and beat till stiff/ribbon stage before folding in the flour mixture and oil.

As you can notice from the photo above, this Banana Cake is very light, spongy and fluffy. And mine was so soft that it crumbles quite while I am trying to cut it into slices. You can also take a look at some other bloggers who tried this recipe such as "Nasi Lemak Lover" and "袅袅烘焙香" on their lovely bakes.

(Recipe adapted from Wen's Delight, original recipe by Richard Goh)
3 Medium Eggs
130g Sugar
200g Banana, lightly mashed
150g Cake Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking soda
100g Corn Oil
1/4 Teaspoon RUM

1. Preheat oven to 160 degree C. Grease baking tin and line with baking paper. (I omitted this step as I used disposal baking tray)

2. Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together at least twice, set aside.

3. Using electric beater whisk eggs, sugar and banana at maximum speed till stiff/ribbon stage.

4. Fold in flour mixture using spatula and mix well.

5. Slowly swirl in oil and mix till batter is shiny and flowing.

6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. (I baked it for around 35 minutes using 3 disposal tray)

Since this is a Mother's Day gift that I made for my mum and aunt, I have also decorated it with some banana slices and pumpkin seeds. And both family who tried this agreed that this recipe is indeed a keeper. And I would use it to make some chocolate banana cake for my boy and bestie soon.

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  1. hi Ellena, thks for the recipe, looks so soft - my kind of cake :)

  2. i agree Ellena this is really the easiest and the most delicious banana cake i ever tried! your minis one are so cute!

  3. This banana cake looks so soft, I like!

  4. Nasi Lemak Lover13/6/11 10:40 pm

    ya, this recipe definitely a keeper, good try, yours look perfect too. Love your additional of banana slices and pumkin seeds.

  5. Parsley Sage13/6/11 10:40 pm

     Great looking banana bread! You definitely need to share the chocolate version :)  Lovely aprons as well!  You're the Queen of awesome giveaways :)

  6. thanks for the kind comments pal :)  This giveaway is from another bloggers. Do drop by her blog and take a look. the aprons are soo lovely.

  7. Been a big fan of this cake and still is, it always reminds me of home....

  8. Oh, your house will smell so warm and welcoming from this sponge banana cake. I need banana prices to go dowN!!!! :( 

  9. What a nice banana cake!  So soft and fluffy!  Your pictures are always so good that I can tell without reading your explanation (not that I"m saying we don't need your explanation ;-) ).  Great pictures & great recipe, and that's why I like to come to your site Ellena! 

  10. sgflora gifts13/6/11 10:41 pm

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    What Can I Say About This Blog I Am Totally speech Less To See This Blog And Tasty Cakes.


  11. thanks for the kind comments pal :)  This giveaway is from another bloggers. Do drop by her blog and take a look. the aprons are soo lovely.

  12. Hi Ellena,
    Tried this banana cake yday. Wow, it turned out to be very soft and taasty. Great recipe. My freiends and my family enjoyed it.
    Lovely blog.

  13. Hi Ellena,

    Can this be done on the happy call pan too?

    1. I am not sure but you can give it a try :)

  14. Ellena, I use your recipe for the first attempt and I succeed! Super Nice!
    Spongy and Moist! My family, friends and colleagues all love it!~~ Will definitely use this recipe again!~~

    1. Hi Karennsh, thanks for your kind words and I am glad it suits you and your colleagues :)

  15. Izzit a must to put RUM?

  16. hello! can i use butter instead of corn oil?

  17. Do you think I will be able to use less sugar because the banana's already sweet?

    Btw, your banana cake looks very spongy and light!!!!

  18. Hi! I've tried this recipe, but do you have any idea why the top of my cake turned out crispy instead of soft and fluffy? Is there any tips?


    1. Hi there. it might be due to the sugar mixture in your cake batter (as in still under mixed) or you have put it too near to the top of the oven?


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