24 March 2011

Soft and Spongy Banana Cake

If you are following my posts, for sure you knew about my attempts on banana cakes. Some cakes texture didn't turn out well as what I expected, mainly I'm too wild in changing the original recipes or could it be the method used :) When I saw Joelyn幸福起点 daring to add 500g bananas to her banana cake, I stunned and realized adding more banana wouldn't make the cake texture looks dense, it must be another reason....

Recently I saw Wen's Delight baked a Soft and Spongy Banana Cake, she used 400g bananas! Moreover, she has a special slide created to show how to make a perfect soft and spongy banana cake, this encourage me to give myself a try to bake a big banana cake :) Thank you Wen for your beautiful recipe and step by step slide!

The cake is for tomorrow cell group and I think it has the blessing from God as this is my first successful banana cake texture (not counting my previous chocolate banana cupcake, as it is smaller in size)

Soft and fluffy texture, no dense surface!

See the patch on top? I wrapped the cake in hurry and went to pick up Gabriel from school, came home to discover the wrapping film sticked on the cake surface, luckily not much harm done!

Recipe adpated from Wen's Delight, original from Richard Goh
5 Eggs (large size, 65-70g w/shell)

250g Sugar (used 200g)
350-400g Banana (Ripe & cut into small pcs)
300g Cake flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda (omitted)
200g Sunflower oil (or any vegetable oil except olive oil)


1. Preheat oven at 160 degree C. (my oven 170C)
2. Grease & line a 2 x 8" round tin (or 1 x 10" square tin) base with baking paper.
3. Sift flour, baking powder & soda together. Sift twice & set aside.
4. Whisk eggs, sugar & sliced banana at max. speed till stiff/ribbon stage. (For Kenwood Chef - approx 10-13mins)
5. Fold in sifted flour & mix well. (Can use spatular or hand to mix)
6. Add in oil & mix well till batter is shiny & flowing.
7. Pour into baking tin & bake for 40 - 45mins.


  1. 我家里有香蕉,看这两天有没有时间玩玩^^

  2. your banana cake looks good ;)

  3. Oooo the cake look so good! Bookmarked! =D Thanks for sharing!

  4. Heyy just wanted to ask if omitting the baking soda is okay? because your cake looks fine but i thought you need baking soda for the cake to rise?

  5. >>鲸鱼, 快快哟,期待你的做品!

    >>Cathy, thanks! It is very soft and yummy!

    >>Jet, this recipe is easy and fast!

    >>Janine, yes, I heard someone advice me on the baking soda also, but so far I didn't add baking soda in any of my baking! For this recipe, you need to whisk the egg mixture until really light and fluffy! My conclusion is no need to add baking soda in this banana cake.

  6. 好软,都不可以用力拿哦,不然掉满地,哈~

  7. Bernice, 噢,是很软很香,但不会掉满地 :)

  8. There is a lot banana in this recipe. Must be very fragrant and yummy!

  9. Vivian, just imaging it carried maple syrup frangrant when I open up the oven, a tasty recipe from Wen's Delight.

  10. Coincidentally, I've also posted a banana cake recipe.

    Your cake looks soft and fluffy, I've bookmarked it. Will try it out and make a comparison with mine one day. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Blessed Homemaker, try it out, waiting to see your beautiful creation! I like the recipe from Wen's Delight ^_^

  12. i can imagine the natural sweetness and fragrance emitting from this lovely cake due to the large portion of bananas used :)

  13. Hi Ah Tze,

    Thanks for trying out the recipe and linking me here. Your cake looks good! Next time I will try without baking soda too.

  14. looks delicious and fluffy! I like the texture of your cake:D

  15. 原食谱放了250的糖是真的很甜,你放了200。。。

  16. i wanted to bake this too! i'll purposely buy banana to bake this! :D anyways, well done (:

  17. this is what i wanted to try out!! yours looks so moist and fluffy!

  18. >>Jean, the natural sweetness of this cake is lovely, its like maple syrup!

    >>Wen, thanks for sharing the lovely recipe!I've conquered my fear on using banana as ingredient :)

    >>Jeannie, I love the cake texture too :)

    >>Joelyn, 来来来,快快再去买!

    >>Jasmine, yes, try it out, the step by step slide on Wen's Delight will help to make a successful banana cake. Remember to whisk the egg mixture until light and fluffy, it will expand to triple its volume.

    >>Jess, try it out, can't wait to see your beautiful creation!

  19. 原本买了香蕉想等熟一些,怎么知道最后两根被我老妈干掉了。。。呵呵

  20. neyeeloh, 这样呀,那么就等下一次吧 :)

  21. Cake looks sooooo fluffy and soft...;)

  22. Love2Cook, thanks! The texture of this banana cake is soft and fluffy :)


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