Did you know there was a difference between banana cake and banana bread? Compared to the dense banana bread, banana cake has a lighter texture.
Besides bananas being the main ingredient, other typical ingredients in a banana cake are flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda and butter. Some people prefer to use margarine or cooking oil to replace butter.
The most common way to prepare it is by baking. However, you can find steamed banana cake in Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine.
How to make an easy, egg-less banana cake only using five ingredients
If you are looking for an easy-to-make, no fuss recipe for a banana cake, look no further than this.
Shared anonymously by a user on Facebook, this recipe only uses five ingredients.
Moreover, it does not even need butter or egg.
The ingredients are two cups of flour, two cups of mashed bananas, one cup of white sugar, one cup of cooking oil and two teaspoons of soda bicarbonate.
The instructions are easy-peasy too; just whisk everything together in a bowl. Pour it into a baking tray and then bake it in the oven at 170oc for 45 minutes.
You can also steam it for the same period of time.
KajoMag’s review of this egg-less banana cake recipe
This recipe had been tried and tested by KajoMag and our thoughts? It turned out delicious, sweet, and above all, moist.
We baked it for 45 minutes but the skewer did not come out clean when we poked it right in the center of the cake. So, we left it for another 10 minutes in the oven and increased the temperature to 180oc.
The recipe originally stated it can be topped or garnished with sliced bananas but we were too eager to try what we baked for that extra step.
If we were to make this egg-less banana cake again using the same recipe, we would tweak it a bit, more out of personal preference.
The first thing we would add is some nuts like walnuts or macadamias to add some nutty flavour and different texture into the cake.
Another thing would be to reduce the amount of sugar. For the sweet tooths out there, this recipe has a decent amount of sweetness. Just for the sake of keeping our sugar levels in check, reducing the amount of sugar to one cup or one and a half cup might not be a bad idea.
Some banana cake enthusiasts might be particular on what type of banana to use for their cake. Honestly, we could not differentiate between the variation of bananas so we just threw in fruit we knew with full assurance, were bananas.
Here is the full recipe for the easy, egg-less banana cake:
2 cups of flour
2 cups of mashed bananas
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of cooking oil
2 teaspoons of soda bicarbonate
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix it using a mixer. Pour the batter into a baking tray then bake it in 170oc oven for 45 minutes. You can also steam it for at least 45 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean after inserting it into the center of the cake.
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