Banana Cake

2 recipes

For a 20 cm cake pan
Preparation : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 50-60 minutes

Karin's Banana Cake 

Ingredients :

  • 180 gr flour

  • 120 gr butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 150 gr de sugar (60 gr if you do like Karin )

  • 2 eggs

  • grated rind 1/2 lemon

  • 3 medium bananas 

  • 2 tbs of milk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 tbs chia

  • 3 tbs pumpkin seeds

  •  a few chopped pecans nuts

  • a pinch of salt

The secret trick  if you may try : the bananas have to be very, very ripe, then frozen, the skin will go black and only then they are ready. Defrost them throw out the water  squeeze the flesh and sugary syrup out of the skins.

Preheat the oven 180° and grease the pan. In a large bowl, beat the cream butter, vanilla and lemon rind, add eggs one at a time. Beat sugar in 3 mashed bananas in another bowl. Fold in sifted flour and salt. Dissolve the baking soda in milk and add to the mixture. Mix both preparations, add pumpkin seeds pecan nuts, chia, beat again. It's ready. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. 

Severine's Banana Cake 

Ingredients :

  • 70 gr melted coconut oil or high quality vegetable oil

  • 225 gr white whole wheat flour

  • 160 gr honey or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 80 gr de sucre 

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 large mashed ripe bananas

  • 60 ml milk or water

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (not baking power; they are not the same)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 handfull of fresh raspberries

  • 1 handfull of chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 165° and grease a 9 x 5-inch pan. In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together and whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. If you use coconut oil and it solidifies on contact with cold ingredients, simply let the bowl rest in warm place for a few minutes or warm it for about 10 secondes in the microwave. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. Gently fold the raspberries and the chocolate chips in now. 

Pour the batter into your greased pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.