What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 21 grandma’s banana cake recipe that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
21 Grandma’s Banana Cake Recipe
What is the difference between banana loaf and banana cake?
As their names suggest, banana bread is a type of bread made with mashed bananas, while banana cake is a type of cake made with banana as the main ingredient. The main difference between banana bread and cake is that banana bread is firmer and denser in texture than banana cake.
How do you make Mary Berry Banana Cake?
- 1 ripe banana (peeled weight 100g/4oz)
- 1 tbsp milk.
- 50g/2oz soft butter or baking spread.
- 75g/3oz plain flour.
- 75g/3oz caster sugar.
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda.
- ½ tsp baking powder.
- 1 free-range egg.
How does Jamie Oliver make banana bread?
- 125 g unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing (at room temperature)
- 2 large free-range eggs.
- 4 ripe bananas.
- 2 tablespoons runny honey.
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice.
- 250 g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting.
- 1 big pinch of ground cinnamon.
- 50 g pecans , optional.
Why is my banana cake dense?
There’s a big chance your butter and sugar will over-cream, meaning the butter will trap more air than it should. As the batter bakes, that extra air will deflate and leave you with an overly dense cake. It’s all science! For best results, cream butter and sugar together for about 1-2 minutes.
Why is banana bread not a cake?
One source explains that the difference between bread and cake is that cake is light and bread is dense—and this is why banana bread (dense) is bread while zucchini and carrot cakes (light) are cakes.
Why banana cake is called by its name?
Steamed banana cake is found in Chinese, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine. In the Philippines, the term “banana cake” refers to banana bread introduced during the American colonial period of the Philippines.
Can you use self raising flour instead of plain flour?
Can self-raising flour replace plain flour? Yes and no. If the recipe calls for plain flour with the addition of baking powder (or another leavening agent), self-raising flour can be used instead, simply omit the leavening agent.
How do you make a banana sponge?
Banana Sponge Cake
- 200g Riped Banana ~ mash banana with a fork.
- 160g Sugar.
- 4 Large Eggs.
- 40g Fresh milk.
- ½ tbsp SP (cake stabilizer)
- ½ tsp Banana essence.
- ½ tsp Vanilla essence.
- 160g Plain Flour – sift together with baking powder and baking soda.
What size is a 1lb loaf tin?
As a rough guide, a 2lb (900g) loaf tin is about 21cm long, 11cm wide and 7cm high (8 x 4 x 3 inches approx) and a 1lb (450g) loaf tin is 16cm long, 11cm wide and 7cm high (6 x 4 x 3 inches).
Can I substitute brown sugar for white sugar in banana bread?
In most baking recipes, you can substitute brown sugar for white sugar in a one-to-one ratio. So if your recipe calls for 1 cup white sugar, swap 1 cup brown sugar. The sweetness level will be exactly the same, but the brown sugar may change the texture of your baked goods.
Is baking soda necessary in banana bread?
Baking soda works best in conjunction with an acidic ingredient. In the case of banana bread, this may be buttermilk, brown sugar, molasses or the bananas themselves. Recipes generally include just enough baking soda to balance the acidity in the batter.
What can I use in place of eggs in banana bread?
Most Commonly Used Egg Substitutes for Baking
- Mashed Banana.
- Silken Tofu.
- Ground Flax Seed mixed with water.
- Yogurt (dairy-free or regular)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk.