I have a story behind this cake. It was unplanned. I went to grocery shop and the first thing I saw was banana rack. Cost only SEK 5 which is around USD 0.7 for 1 kilo. I knooooow!! I went crazy when I saw the price. Though the bananas aren’t in a “good” condition anymore, but it was perfect for banana cake. So I took some of them then just decided to make banana cake.
The recipe I use here I think is the best one from several recipes I’ve tried before. Its just perfect for my taste. Luckily my husband likes it too.
Oh, btw, I have another story about banana cake. One time I got really moody and annoyed and had to attend my Swedish course class. Then I phoned my hubby on my way home and asked him to take out some butter. And he said, we didn’t have enough butter to make cake. So I was wondering in my mind, how come? Because I’m pretty sure there was still a lot of butter in my fridge.
Then I got home, when I open the door, it smells like freshly baked banana cake. But again, in my mind I was fighting with my self. There’s no single way that my hubby baked a cake for me. He doesn’t even cook or holding a knife. So then I changed clothes then there was my hubby standing in front of the kitchen, with banana cake on his hands. I almost cried from all the happiness. Actually I had to hold my tears. Seriously! It was the best surprise I’ve ever had. Something cheap and simple can touch my heart a lot more than a bouquet of flowers. Don’t get me wrong, I like flowers and other expensive stuffs too (who doesn’t?) but that simple thing means so much to me. Because I know my hubby quite well 🙂 I love you lots, Hunny 🙂
Now back to the recipe 😀
(for 24 cupcake size or 23 cm bundt pan)
4 ripe bananas, mashed
210 grams butter
3 tbsp olive oil
150 grams caster sugar
3 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp milk
360 grams AP flour
1 1/2 sp baking soda
1 tsp baking podwer
– Preheat oven to 170 deg C. Greased the pan. Set aside.
– Mixed flour, baking soda, baking powder (even better if you sieve them). Set aside.
– Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add eggs gradually.
– Add vanilla extract.
– Add mashed banana, stir with spatula to combine.
– Fold flour mixture, stir well until combine.
– Add the wet ingredients. Milk and oil. Stir again.
– Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Or check with bamboo stick, stick it to the middle and if it comes out clean, then its ready.
– Take it out from the pan, and put it on a cooling rack.
As you can see there, I sprinkles some sesame seeds on top (at the bottom of the pan). I just like it, because that’s the way I ate banana cake for the first time. So I’m kind of used to it. You can of course try it too if you want 🙂