Hi everyone! How was the weekend for you all? I had a super busy weekend with guests and cooking and chit-chatting and what not. 🙂 But I definitely spared some time out, I had to, to share the recipe of the moist banana cake that I baked recently. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know which one I am talking about, and for those who are not following me there, what are you waiting for guys, show me some love and follow me on Instagram to get a glimpse of everything before it comes on the blog 🙂
Now this recipe is a no-brainer at all. Like, I really believe a 12-year-old can also get this rocking. I made this one in a round 8-in. mould, but you can definitely get this made in a loaf mould. So let's get started with the ingredients and then we will move on to the recipe which, I am sure, will become your beloved very soon and make your house smell yummy.
All purpose flour (maida)—1 cup
Baking soda—3/4 tsp
Powdered sugar—3/4 cup
Butter, softened—1/4 cup
Vanilla extract—1 tsp
Banana, mashed by a fork—2 (you can also puree them in a mixer, I like mashing as it gives a bit of a texture)
1. Prepare the oven by preheating it to 190°C. While this is getting done, sift ingredients 1 to 3 in a bowl and keep aside. Now, take the bananas in a large bowl peel them and mash with the back of a fork. Make sure you are not going to take much time after this step or else it will turn dark; best tip, get all the ingredients out beforehand so that you don't waste time in getting them out.
2. In a mixer, mix butter and sugar for less than a minute (it won't take longer than that) followed by adding egg and vanilla extract (crack open the egg in a separate bowl instead of directly cracking it in the mixer and then add it to the mixer, prevents spoiling of everything in case the egg is spoiled) and mix everything again for half a minute.
3. Add yogurt and mix again (adding yogurt makes this cake super moist).
4. Now add this mixture to the bowl of ingredients that we kept aside in step 1. Mix everything nicely with the help of a whisk, so that no lumps are formed and it looks quite light and smooth.
5. Follow by adding mashed bananas to this mixture and fold everything gently.
6. Prepare your cake mould/pan with some non-stick spray/butter/cooking oil at the bottom of the pan as well as the sides. Pour the mixture into the cake mould and place it on a baking tray ready to go inside the oven.
7. Bake it at 190°C for about 30-40 min, keep checking in between by poking a toothpick/skewer in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, you know your cake is done.
9. Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for about 10 min before transferring it on to a wire rack.
10. Serve and enjoy! (I sprinkled some confectioner's sugar on the cake in the end, but that is totally optional, it doesn't do anything to the taste so you can very well omit it, I did so just for fun as the child inside me couldn't control :p)
I hope you guys like this recipe and that you try this out and let me know how it worked out for you 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and reading, happy baking!