Bananas are always the best choice for cakes to make them moist and so flavorful. I love the way those lovely bananas turn a simple vanilla cake into a soft and sweet-smelling one that you can’t resist. This Banana Cake is a good example, with the delicate sweetness of mashed bananas and a perfect light texture. What a wonderful dessert for a long day!
Using the ‘quick method’, the wet ingredients are blended together, then in the bowl of your electric mixer, the dry ingredients are mixed. Next, the butter, along with part of the wet ingredients, are beaten into the dry ingredients. Tip: carefully follow the instructions on mixing and make sure that you beat the batter enough time (about 90 seconds), then it will result a cake literally melting in your mouth ^^
2 large ripe bananas
1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
150 grams granulated white sugar
2 cups (230 grams) cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
10 tablespoons (140 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter and flour, or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
2. In the bowl of your food processor, place the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Process just until blended and smooth. Add the eggs and process until combined.
3. In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, (or with an electric hand mixer) combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the softened butter, along with half the banana mixture, and beat on low speed just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase the mixer speed to medium (on high if using a hand mixer) and beat the batter for 1 1/2 minutes. Add the remaining banana mixture in two additions, beating well after each addition.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top, and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Good luck and have fun realizing this recipe xoxo
From Trang Quynh with love