Moist banana cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It’s a classic cake that features ripe bananas as the star ingredient, which gives it a naturally sweet and fruity flavor. The cake is known for its moist and tender crumb, which makes it incredibly soft and fluffy. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, moist banana cake is a must-try recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your household.

If you liked this Moist Banana Cake recipe, you might like the recipes Moist Banana Peanut Butter Cake as well.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Eggs – Eggs play a vital role in adding structure, moisture, and richness to the cake.
  • Sugar – Sugar adds sweetness and moisture to the cake. You can use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar as a substitute for sugar. However, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and taste of the cake.
  • Vegetable oil – Vegetable oil adds moisture and tenderness to the cake. You can substitute it with coconut oil. However, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and taste of the cake.
  • Bananas – Bananas add flavor, moisture, and sweetness to the cake. If you don’t have bananas, you can use applesauce, pumpkin puree, or mashed sweet potato as a substitute.
  • Plain flour – Plain flour provides structure and texture to the cake. You can use all-purpose flour or a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute.
  • Baking powder – Baking powder helps the cake rise by producing bubbles in the batter. You can make your own baking powder by mixing 1 part baking soda with 2 parts cream of tartar.

Note: Keep in mind that substituting ingredients may affect the texture, flavor, and overall success of the recipe. Experimentation may be required to get the desired results.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Use ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are sweeter and have a stronger banana flavor. Use bananas that are yellow with brown spots or completely brown.
  • Cut the bananas into small pieces. This will ensure that the bananas are evenly blended and distributed throughout the batter.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe. This will help the ingredients combine smoothly and evenly.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing the batter can cause the cake to become tough and dense. Follow the recipes timing and speed.
  • Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven before baking the cake to ensure even baking and proper rise.
  • Use the correct pan size. Use the correct tin size recommended in the recipe to ensure that the cake bakes evenly. If you change different tin size, you may need to adjust the baking time.
  • Check the cake for doneness. Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done. Insert it into the center of the cake, and if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  • Store the cake properly. Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge to keep it fresh and moist.

By following these recipe tips, you can ensure that your moist banana cake turns out perfectly every time!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 160°C. Grease rectangular cake pan or a similar-sized round cake pan.
  2. Mash the Bananas: Peel the Cavendish bananas and place them in a bowl. Use a fork or a potato masher to mash the bananas until they are smooth and there are no large lumps. Set aside.
  3. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, sift together the plain flour, baking powder, and baking soda. This step ensures that there are no lumps and that the leavening agents are evenly distributed.
  4. Beat Eggs and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this step. It should take about 2-3 minutes of mixing.
  5. Add Vegetable Oil: Gradually add the vegetable oil to the egg and sugar mixture while continuing to beat. Mix until well combined.
  6. Incorporate Mashed Bananas: Gently fold the mashed bananas into the wet mixture. Stir until the bananas are evenly distributed.
  7. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Fold them in using a spatula or a wooden spoon until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; stop as soon as the ingredients are incorporated.
  8. Pour into the Cake Pan: Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly.
  9. Bake: Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  10. Cool: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Optional Frosting: If desired, you can frost the cooled banana cake with your favorite frosting, such as cream cheese frosting or chocolate ganache.
  12. Slice and Serve: Once the cake has cooled, slice it into pieces and serve. Enjoy your homemade banana cake!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

  1. Cream Cheese Frosting: A classic choice for banana cake, cream cheese frosting adds a creamy and tangy contrast to the sweetness of the cake. You can spread it on top and between cake layers.
  2. Whipped Cream: A dollop of freshly whipped cream pairs wonderfully with banana cake. It adds a light and airy texture and complements the cake’s sweetness.
  3. Caramel Sauce: Drizzle warm caramel sauce over slices of banana cake for a rich and indulgent twist. The combination of caramel and banana is delightful.
  4. Chocolate Ganache: Chocolate lovers will appreciate a glossy chocolate ganache glaze or drizzle. It creates a decadent contrast to the banana’s natural sweetness.
  5. Fresh Berries: Serve banana cake with a side of fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. The tartness of the berries balances the cake’s sweetness.
  6. Vanilla Ice Cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic companion to cake. The contrast of warm cake and cold ice cream is a crowd-pleaser.
  7. Nuts: Chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, can be sprinkled on top of frosted banana cake for added crunch and flavor.
  8. Powdered Sugar: A dusting of powdered sugar on top of the cake slices gives them an elegant finish and a touch of sweetness.
  9. Yogurt: Greek yogurt or flavored yogurt can be a lighter option to balance the richness of the cake. Serve it on the side or as a topping.
  10. Coffee or Tea: Banana cake pairs well with a hot beverage like coffee or tea. The warmth of the drink complements the cake’s comforting flavor.
  11. Fruit Compote: Create a simple fruit compote with berries or other seasonal fruits, and serve it alongside the cake for a fruity twist.
  12. Fruit Salad: A refreshing fruit salad can be a healthy and colorful accompaniment. It provides a fresh contrast to the cake’s sweetness.
  13. Cinnamon or Nutmeg Sprinkle: A light dusting of ground cinnamon or nutmeg can enhance the cake’s flavor and aroma.

Feel free to mix and match these accompaniments based on your preferences and the occasion. Whether you keep it simple with a dollop of cream cheese frosting or create an elaborate dessert platter, serving banana cake with complementary items can elevate the dessert experience.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

If you need to make moist banana cake ahead of time, here are some instructions to help you prepare:

  1. Bake the cake as directed in the recipe and allow it to cool completely.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and store it in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  4. When you’re ready to serve the cake, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours. You can also thaw it in the fridge overnight.
  5. If the cake has become slightly dry or stiff after thawing, you can brush it with a simple syrup made of equal parts sugar and water before serving to add moisture.
  6. Frost or decorate the cake as desired and serve.

By following these instructions, you can make moist banana cake ahead of time and have it ready to serve whenever you need it. It’s a great way to save time and reduce stress when preparing for a special occasion or event.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Proper storage is key to keeping moist banana cake fresh and moist. Here are some tips on how to store the cake:

  1. Allow the cake to cool completely before storing it. This prevents moisture from building up inside the container and making the cake soggy.
  2. Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out. You can also place it in an airtight container.
  3. Store the cake at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to keep it longer, store it in the fridge for up to a week.
  4. If you’re storing the cake in the fridge, bring it to room temperature before serving to allow it to soften and regain its moisture.

Now, let’s talk about serving suggestions and ways to enjoy leftover cake:

  1. Serve the cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Drizzle the cake with a simple glaze made with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add some texture and crunch by topping the cake with chopped nuts or a crumble topping.
  4. Turn the leftover cake into a delicious breakfast by toasting it and spreading some butter or cream cheese on top.
  5. Cut the cake into small cubes and use them as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal.
  6. Freeze leftover cake for up to 2 months and thaw it before serving for a quick and easy dessert.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I use frozen bananas in the recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen bananas that have been thawed in the recipe. Just make sure to drain off any excess liquid before mashing them.

Can I use a different type of flour in the recipe?

Yes, you can experiment with different types of flour such as whole wheat flour or almond flour. However, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and taste of the cake.

Can I make the cake in advance?

Yes, you can make the cake in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer. Follow the make-ahead instructions provided earlier in this post.

How can I tell if the cake is done baking?

Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If it comes out with batter or crumbs, bake the cake for a few more minutes.

How long will the cake stay fresh?

The cake will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge when stored properly.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Even preparation time (such as for cutting) may be different than in the original recipe. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Moist Banana Cake

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Moist banana cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It's a classic cake that features ripe bananas as the star ingredient, which gives it a naturally sweet and fruity flavor. The cake is known for its moist and tender crumb, which makes it incredibly soft and fluffy. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, moist banana cake is a must-try recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Yields10 Servings

 250 g eggs (4-5 eggs)
 100 g sugar
 140 g vegetable oil
 250 g cavendish bananas (approx. 3 bananas)
 180 g plain flour
 2 tsp baking powder

1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a loaf tin (10 cm x 23 cm) with oil and lightly dust with flour. Set aside.

2

Insert butterfly whisk. Place eggs, sugar and vegetable oil in mixing bowl, mix 5 min | speed 3.5. Remove butterfly whisk.

3

Add bananas, mix 15 sec | speed 5.

4

Add plain flour and baking powder, mix 45 sec | speed 3. Transfer batter to prepared loaf tin.

5

Bake for 45-60 minutes (160°C) or until a cake tester skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Allow cake to cool in loaf tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Ingredients

 250 g eggs (4-5 eggs)
 100 g sugar
 140 g vegetable oil
 250 g cavendish bananas (approx. 3 bananas)
 180 g plain flour
 2 tsp baking powder

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a loaf tin (10 cm x 23 cm) with oil and lightly dust with flour. Set aside.

2

Insert butterfly whisk. Place eggs, sugar and vegetable oil in mixing bowl, mix 5 min | speed 3.5. Remove butterfly whisk.

3

Add bananas, mix 15 sec | speed 5.

4

Add plain flour and baking powder, mix 45 sec | speed 3. Transfer batter to prepared loaf tin.

5

Bake for 45-60 minutes (160°C) or until a cake tester skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Allow cake to cool in loaf tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Moist Banana Cake

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