Today I am sharing one bowl Banana Cake Recipe made with oil and uses 5 ripe bananas. It is unbelievably recipe with just five main ingredients and keeps fresh up to 4 days.
Who doesn’t love simple one bowl recipes? I mean what is more convenient than throwing in all ingredients together, mix and bake! It can’t be easier I am telling you. I have a few favorite one bowl recipes which never fail me. This easy moist banana cake is one of them. In my opinion, ratio of ingredients play a vital role in one bowl recipes.
That is the reason my biggest tip for successful one bowl recipes is to measure all ingredients as accurately as possible using a digital scale. Besides this easy moist banana cake, I have also made banana nut muffins, banana sheet cake, banana chocolate chip jumbo muffins, banana pancakes and super healthy banana bread before. Clearly my love for baking with bananas is quite evident.
This moist and easy banana cake was discovered when I had five bananas that no one was even touching and they were slowly turning black. This is a big family size cake and is amazing when your guests are coming on a short notice, you can whip it up and bake while they sit and keep wondering if that aromatic cake filling the house will be served to them or not 😉
This recipe is from Australia’s women weekly magazine and I can’t believe I found it in trash. Yes, trash 😉
What is the difference between banana loaf and banana cake?
Loaf or bread in general is denser than a cake. Cake is essentially a type of quick bread which is lighter, fluffier and uses quick leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda. Bread on the other hand uses yeast, is less sweet and more dense, often toasted and eaten in breakfast. Both however uses Bananas as the main ingredient and undoubtedly both varieties are delicious.
Can bananas replace oil in baking?
Banana is one ingredient which contributes towards the moistness of a cake however for this recipe I will not recommend as its a one bowl recipe and few ingredients so ingredients ratio and mixing is key.
What ingredients makes a cake soft and fluffy?
There is no one ingredient that does a magic and makes cake light, soft and fluffy, if that is what was the question. However, ingredients like oil, sugar, yogurt along with baking powder plays a key role in making a cake soft and fluffy. Steps like creaming butter and sugar to incorporate air, folding the flour gently to avoid gluten formation and baking at the correct temperature are also essential.
Please take a moment to appreciate this beautiful blue tiled cheese board gifted by my sister.
Lets check out the recipe below.
- 5 ripe bananas (peeled and mashed)
- 1 1/3 cup caster/grinded sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup oil (neutral vegetable)
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 2 tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Grease a 9 inches tube pan (at least 3.5 inches tall) with magic cake release (refer to notes).
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a hand beater until color changes.
- Pour in the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 55 minutes until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Cool until it can be handled, invert on a wire rack and let it cool completely before pouring the caramel sauce.
For Caramel Sauce:
Mix and heat all ingredients on a low heat until combined and thickens. Cool slightly and pour over the cake.
If you don't have ring pan you can use square or circle pan, just make sure it is big enough and batter is not filled more than 2/3 of the capacity. Also it will take a little longer to cook as the center will be uncooked at 45 minutes. Bake 325 for 60 minutes in this case.