I've been into sponge cakes recently. I thought of coming up with flavour variations. Found some ripened bananas lying and guess what I wanted to do with them? BAKE!!!
I'd go for the basic sponge cake method that uses melted butter. For those who are health conscious, vegetable oil can be substituted.
Banana Sponge Cakelette
What do we need:
1 cup plain flour
1 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp sponge cake emulsifier (optional)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup butter, melted
How do we do it:
Butter and flour a few little cake moulds.
Mash the bananas. Add baking soda to prevent discolouration. Set aside.
Combine the flours, baking powder, sugar, eggs and sponge cake emulsifier, if using. Whip till light and fluffy. Stir in the mashed banana. Mix until well combined. Finally, stir in the melted butter.
Spoon the batter into prepared little cake moulds. Bake at 180°C for 20-25 minutes of until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
When done, remove the cakelettes immediately from the moulds. Let cool on wire rack.
The cakelettes were incredibly aromatic. Texture wise, soft and fluffy. Mom, hubby and kids loved it!