Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ba-ba-na cake

The title is not a type-error, it's how my little zak pronounces banana. Don't know where he learnt it, but we are finding it difficult to correct him to say "Ba-Na-Na" cos he would say it right after we corrected him, but reverted to his 'Ba-Ba-Na' version again after a while.

Following my earlier post, i finally got the time (& energy) to use the left-over & over-riped bananas to bake into a simple & tasty banana cake. One recipe down from my very long **Must-Try Recipes. I hardly do any baking on weekday these days, as i find it very tiring after reaching home at around 9-10pm. And routinely, my boy wants me to lie down beside him to either read a book or sing songs to him before his zzzz. Although his daddy loves to be the one doing it, my boy refuses, "Daddy cannot read storybook, only mummy!" "Daddy prepare milk milk, mummy cannot!" See how 'pitiful' we are, being 'commanded' around by this little 2-year old kid!

Ingredients/ Method
(Adapted from My Kitchen - with slight modifications)
170g butter
250g sugar (reduced from 325g)
90g unsweetened plain yogurt (or sour cream)
1.5 tsp baking soda
325g bananas, mashed (about 3 big bananas)
323g cake flour, sifted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1.5 tsp vanilla essence

*Above recipe is 1.5 times of the original.

1. Preheat oven to 175 deg C. Grease 2 loaf pans.
2. Cream butter and sugar until mixture is light.
3. Add eggs in 5 batches and beat well after each addition.
4. Dissolve baking soda in the yogurt, and add it into the butter mixture. Add in vanilla essence. Beat well.
5. Stir in mashed bananas. (The mixture looks very watery at this point of time, but will turn out fine when the flour is added)
6. Fold in cake flour.
7. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 45 mins or until skewer inserted comes out clean. (As i baked 2 loaves at the same time, it took a further 8-10mins before the cake is ready.)

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