If you're looking for a moist banana cake recipe, look no further. This variation pays homage to the cake's history which surged in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s when grocers would hand out banana cake recipes to try to push overripe bananas. Now they've become a staple in American baking with many variations to choose from.
Moist Banana Cake Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
½ cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup white sugar
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts (broken and smashed)
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup sour milk
Whip butter with the sugar and heavy cream with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in the bananas and one beaten egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Sift and combine into the mixture. Add the remaining ingredients, making sure the walnuts are stirred thoroughly into the mixture.
Grease a baking pan and pour the mixture into it. Bake for about 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Be sure to check the cake about 45 minutes into its baking time to see if it is almost ready.
Banana Layer Cake
Follow the recipe above, or a slight variation with or without the walnuts. Bake in three separate layers. Once they are baked, take the cakes out and set them aside to cool. You can even stick them in the fridge to make sure they get cold.
Create a banana filling to go between your cake layers. Take one cup sugar, ½ cup water and two egg whites and boil the ingredients together. Mix it thoroughly and then set aside.
Take your first layer and spread your banana cake mixture over it. Add in chunks of sliced bananas and repeat for the other layers. You can top the cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and toasted walnuts.
Like anything you bake, learning how to make a cake is part art and part science. The first step is choosing what kind of cake you want to make and then using the best quality ingredients you can find and measuring them carefully. Be sure to follow the recipe's instructions for mixing and soon you may find that when you make a cake, you're not only creating something tasty, but expressing your own creativity through baking.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a dessert that isn't made better by the addition of strawberries, and your family is sure to love either of these quick and easy cake recipes.