Thursday, August 21, 2008

Steam Banana Cake

I was actually looking out for recipes that do not require using an oven, at the request of my friend. She mentioned that her house always got bananas on the 1st and 15th of every lunar month, which sometimes she will bring to the office and kindly 'feed' us [are we monkeys??] Managed to source one that states "Handed down traditional recipes are wonderful recipes!" from Held by Love, Baked from scratch. I love hand-down recipes like Baker Lee, cos they are almost fool-proof, usually easy and simple, but never lost it 'old flavour'....mmmm

This recipes wasn't really on my waiting list, cos I've got few other recipes that I wanted to try. But i waited for 1 full moon, but still didn't get to try out the Steam Banana Cake from my friend. Happen that we went to Sun Moon, and saw a bunch of mini banana that's going at $1. With this, I finally tried out this hand-down recipe and within half an hour, i got 10 muffin-sized steam banana cake ready for my next day breakfast, and shared with my dad, bb, aunt, T, and my 2 colleagues. Indeed it tasted very good, with no preservatives, it's healthy for everyone ;-)

Ingredients/ Method

2 eggs
100g sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed (200g)
150g self-raising flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
75g oil

1. Sift together self-raising flour and baking soda. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar till ribbon stage.
3. Mix in mashed bananas, beat till combine.
4. Gently fold in flour mixture and oil, taking care not to deflat the eggs and sugar mixture.
5. Pour batter into muffin cups.
6. Steam over high heat for 15 mins or till an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Easy doesn't it? Hey, my friend, when can i get to try your steam banana cake? I'm still waiting....


Anonymous said...

We can never finished a bunch of bananas before they get too ripe for my taste, so I accumulate them in the freezer to await to be baked. I have quite a few of them in my sub-z, so I might try this recipe soon.

quizzine said...

As this doesn't use as much oil as a baked banana cake, this is definitely a healthier version, and easy as 1-2-3. A keeper recipe!

Anonymous said...


Tempted to try this recipe..but if change self-raising to HK top flour is it will it turn out good? And how much baking powder to add-on?

quizzine said...

Hi Anonymous,
I've not tried using other flour for this recipe but I think there should not be a problem. You can go to this link to find the amount to be substituted ...
Happy baking (steaming)!