Besides binge-watching Korean dramas
and keeping yourself busy with creative hobbies
is another popular activity to pass the time at home! Not only do you get to have fun in the kitchen while sharpening your skills as baker, you get to reward yourself with a yummy treat at the end of the day too. If you're looking to bake a cake
during your free time, there's no better place than to start with this easy banana cake recipe.
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Ingredients (serves 12)
- 3 large ripe bananas (about 1 and 1/2 cups mashed)
- 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 177°C and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
- Begin making the cake by mashing the bananas. Set aside for further use.
- In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda,cinnamon and salt together. Then, set aside.
- Using a stand mixer (with a paddle attachment) or hand mixer, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy for about 1 minute. Add both the sugars and continue to beat on high speed for 2 minutes until everything is creamed. Add eggs and vanilla, reduce to medium -high speed and beat in the mashed bananas.
- On low speed, add the dry ingredients incrementally while alternating with the buttermilk. Make sure not to overmix the batter, letting it be slightly thick with a few lumps.
- Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the over and let it cool on a wire rack completely.
Baking a banana cake isn't all that difficult, so go ahead and make one for yourself as a yummy treat 😋
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