Sunday, 30 July 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 22

I go bananas with anything made of bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. Energy is not the only way a banana can help us keep fit.

It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. Banana gets rid of depression, PMS, anemia, lowers blood pressure, constipation, hangover, heartburn, morning sickness, prevents mosquito bites, help calm the nervous system and many more.

Banana Butter Cake

What do we need:

1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup mashed very ripe banana
1 egg

How do we do it:

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Stir in the mashed banana. Fold in the sifted flour mixture.

Pour batter into a greased and lined loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° C for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


Mandira said...

Pushpha, this looks delicious. I love Banana cake, banana bread...

Thank u. I too love anything with banana.

Kitchenmate said...

Wow, it looks yummy and very moist (mmm i can feel that)....

Yes, it is very soft, fluffy & moist. Mahisha loves it.

diddy said...

Wow, that looks great! I love banana breads! Makes me want to purposely let my banana go ripe so I can make one soon!

Thank u. Just do it lady.

Revathi said...

Recipe looks easy enof for me to try. Will make some adjustments to this and try it out -

Yes, it really is easy. I just spent less than 20 mins to prepare. Do let me know of the outcome.

Varsha said...

wow...looks yummy....and lovely fotos..not just this but in all your posts..

Keep it up!

Thank u very much & welcome to the blog.

Anonymous said...

Macam beli kat pasar malam aje...

DEI!!!!! Macam only ..... but this is homemade lah. Switzerland don't have pasar malam wan. One thing for sure is that this is far softer & more sedap than the pasar malam one.

Krithika said...

Looks yummy ! look at that perfectlt sliced cake.

Thank u very much. Slicing was so easy as the cake was very soft but firm.

Anonymous said...

Good one. I am gonnu try ths today :). thanks.

Thank u. Tell me how u like it.

Sumitha said...

Oh Wow!banana cake,yummy!

Thank u.

KA said...

Same here Pushpa, I go bananas for anything made with bananas :-)
Great looking banana loaf. You have inspired me to try my hand at baking, I am still taking baby steps though.

Thanx a lot. Do let me know u like the banana cake.

Anonymous said...

wow pushpa..u r baking dishes r really amazing and easy..i ll try this for sure!!!
thanks for visitng my blog as well.

Thank u very much & welcome to the blog.

Priya Bhaskaran said... simple and looks delicious:) will try for sure:)

Thanx. Pls let me know how it turned out.

Nabeela said...

yummmo! bookmarking it.

Thank u dear. Don't forget to report back to me.

Loga said...

i m going to try it
silly qn- what type of flour be used? is it all purpose flour or bread flour?

Thanx a lot. Itz all-purpose flour. Pls let know me of the outcome.

Jess said...

Me expert in baking banana this is the first cake I learnt when I started learning baking..:P

Have u posted ur banana cake recipe in ur blog? I'd like to try ur recipe as well.

beesidhu said...

Pushpa, nice banana cake ...can u give me the measurments in grams ...Thanks ..

Yeah, sure but can I e-mail it to u? Would u mind leaving ur e-mail addy pls? Thank u.

Anonymous said...

Yummy banana cake!

Thank u very much.

beesidhu said...

Sorry Pushpa just saw your msg ...actually did not get much time ...anyways ....thanks for the help . My e-mail is God bless !!

Itz alrite. I'll do it over the weekend. Thanx for the bless. :o)

Jayashree said...

Pushpa, nice recipe.....I've posted a recipe for banana muffins on my blog...pls check it out whenever u can.

Thank u. I'll check it out rite away.

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Kasturi. I'm a colleague of Kanda who tried your Banana Butter Cake. The cake turned out be very tasty and delicious even my mom and my brother like it very much because they are banana maniacs. I saw quite a lot of other recipes as well, hope to try them some other time. Take Care. Bye.

Thank u very much & welcome to the blog, Kasturi. I'm so happy to have u here. Do let me know of the outcome of the recipes tat u've tried. Thanx again.

Vartika said...

Hi Pushpa,
I tried this recipe of urs, and the cake came out to be really really yummy!
Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe..

Unknown said...

Hi Pushpa
I would like to try this recipe of yours, it looks delicious. But I am not sure of the conversion from cup to gram, could you pls help me with it?
My email address is
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too would like to try this recipe of yours, however please let me have cup to gram conversion. my email id is

Anonymous said...

hi...this looks just wondering, what if the bananas are not so ripe? do i need to add smth else for the flavor..?

Anonymous said...

Would, sorry if the question sounds silly, is baking soda soda bicarb?
You said to sift flour w baking powder and salt, hw much salt?

Unknown said...

Anonymous- If the bananas are not ripe, just wait until they are ripe.

Anonymous- Baking soda & Bicarbonate soda are the same. I've amended the amount of salt need. Thanx for highlighting.

Kalyani said...

hi Pushpa: The banana cake looks awesome! Is there any substitute for egg though?? Shall await ur response...
I am a newbie food blogger too, do visit mine at a convenient time !
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