The Best Banana Cake Recipe Collection
A Collection of Best Banana Cake Recipe - With A Twist
There are so many wonderful variations to making beautiful and delicious cakes from bananas. From baked banana cakes to steamed banana cakes, the type of recipes and methods available for making a fantastic cake are endless.
At this site, I like to categorize the banana cake recipes into baked cakes and steamed cakes. You'll find that the bake cake recipes are more Western skewed ie. in terms of ingredients available, and the steamed cake recipes, more Asian skewed.
Now, for the baked banana cakes category, many people have asked why I differentiate the baked banana cakes from baked banana breads (quick breads), when the recipes are almost similar.
In actual truth, there is no difference in terms of banana cake and banana breads other than terminology. I do it simply because the "making process" for the baked cakes are little more elaborate ie. it involves creating special toppings or layers to make the cake more "gourmet-like". That's all.
Now, many people fail to bake the “perfect” cake even with the best recipe. There are many reasons to this. Firstly, it could be due to inaccurate measurements. Unlike cooking a dish or making soup, where you can use estimates (like how our mothers used to cook), you need to follow standardized measurements for cake recipes.
Here’s how you measure. For dry ingredients, stir the ingredient in its container with a fork to aerate it, then dip the measuring cup to scoop the ingredient. Level the cup off with the flat side of a knife. For liquid ingredients, fill the ingredient to the eye level of the cup.
Secondly, the type of ingredients used for the cake is also equally important. The type of flour (all-purpose flour or cake flour), milk (whole or buttermilk), butter (salted or unsalted), sugar (brown, granulated or caster) and eggs (size) can make a big difference to how well the cake will turn out.
Another essential part of making the perfect cake is the oven temperature. Any alteration on the prescribed temperature may cause slight imperfections to the final product.
For the ingredients, I like using unsalted butter whenever possible as it it gives the cake a fuller, richer and sweeter flavor. For sugar, use caster sugar instead of ordinary granulated sugar as it gives the cake a slightly finer texture.
Hopefully with this best banana cake recipe collection and basic baking tips, you are a step closer to making the best banana cake.
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Baked Banana Cake Recipes
Easy Banana Cheesecake
Easy Banana Sponge Cake
Classic Banana Caramel Cake
Layered Banana Caramel Cake with Almond Flakes
Wholemeal Banana Coconut Cake
Easy Chocolate Banana Cake
Upside Down Banana Cake with Crunchy Macadamia Nuts
Espresso Walnut Moist Banana Cake
Vietnamese Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Nuong) with Coconut
Steamed Banana Cake Recipes
Chinese Style Moist Banana Cake
Chinese Style Steamed Sponge Cupcakes
Steamed Banana Cake with Grated Coconut (Getok Pisang)
Steamed Banana Rice Cake (Nagasari)
Steamed Banana Dumplings with Coconut Filling
Melt & Mix Steamed Chocolate Banana Cake
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Vietnamese Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Nuong) with Coconut
Homemade Energy Bar Recipe with Bananas and Raisins
5 Minutes Nutella Banana Bruschetta Appetizer
Cheesy Banana Bread Butter Pudding
Melt & Mix Steamed Chocolate Banana Cake with Mixed Fruits
Egg Free & Butter Free Applesauce Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins
Healthy Banana Prune Bread Recipe with Pecans
Easy Banana Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts
No Fuss Chocolate Banana Cake
I made this one vegan for my niece and it was truly amazing! About to make it again for my in-laws and can't wait to eat some!
Karen, December 2011
Vietnamese Banana Cake
I am not a good baker AT ALL....but this was easy, delicious and I will make it again for sure!!! Happy Baking!
Valarie, Dec 2011
Wholemeal Banana Coconut Cake
Great recipe beautiful cake and a hit with my kids. Thanks!
Hayley, April 2011
Scrumptious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are absolutely beautiful! Who knew sour cream would make the muffins so good! Definitely a new family favourite :)
Megan Fry, December 2010
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Usually my muffins don't turn out that well, but these were AMAZING!. So soft and fluffy, and VERY yummy. Only problem now is that I have eaten too many :-)
Helen Brown, November 2010
Easy Banana Bread
Great recipe! I had two ripe bananas at home and wanted to use them right away, so I searched for ideas on the Internet. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. Since I only had two bananas, I used only half of every ingredient (I added a dash of cinnamon) and baked it
for half the time, too! It was so delicious!
Jay, December 2011
Definitely easy, fast, moist and delumptious! Thank you
Virginia, December 2011
Lovely site I must say! when i found this recipe I thought "this is too good to be true", when I saw the comments I was like "yeah right, these are so not real". But I tried this recipe and trust me, I have NO regrets! awesome!!!! If you don't have baking soda, like I did, use two teaspoons of baking powder
Eonique B., September 2011
The cake (bread) is so yum I make nearly every month
Sara, September 2011
Thanks so much for the easy banana bread recipe. I've made other recipes but yours is by far the quickest and easiest.
Felicity, August 2011
Super easy, super yummy! I love this banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!:D
Jess, June 2011
Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
Thuy Do, February 2011
Love it! Cant believe how easy it was and what a beautiful cake it makes! Easy enough for my kids to do and so professional looking and tasting! Even our fussiest banana bread lover loved it!! VERY impressed!! A++++
Daggy Shaggs, February 2011
Excellent! This would have to be the most delicious and moist banana cake ever! I used wholemeal flour instead and it was still unbelievably moist. Also, I baked it for 50 mins instead, then left to cool and that helped make it more moist yet not undercooked. This has now become a firm family favourite, thankyou!.
Hannah Wilson, January 2011
Buttery Banana Cookies
I'm a 12 year old girl who just loves cooking and I was trying to find an easy banana cookie recipe.. And then I found this! I added some chocolate chips just to make it taste better, but it already tasted amazing. It was all gone in 1 day! Thanks a lot.
Lisa, December 2011
This might be my new favorite recipe! Plain, they are like mini, takealong banana bread bites! Delicious! Then I got creative, and dipped them in semisweet chocolate, then pressed a walnut on top and now they are an
elegant cookie! I wowed my friends at our cookie exchange this year, but little did they know how simple it was! Thank you for the best kept secret I'll ever have in my kitchen!
Kasai, Dec 2011
Chinese Style Steamed Banana Cake
My Australian neighbour said, this banana cake can go for competition, it's moist, light, white and beautiful.
Miki Hung, February 2011
This was a very delicious,chewy filling and healthy desert that everybody enjoyed. even without the eggs which i forgot...it came out great!!!!
Sahana Srikanth, January 2011
Wow - this worked like a charm even with a makeshift steamer.
Linda Fraser, September 2010
Easy Banana Pudding
Was craving for some pudding and tried your recipe. It was incredibly easy and good. I also added lots of bananas to the pudding. Wow - heaven!
Jean Rice, July 2010
Classic Chocolate Banana Cake
Even though I forgot the eggs, it was still so delicious and it wasn't to sweet! All you busy banana and chocolate lovers will love it cause it's easy, quick, and tastes great!
Amp, July 2011
Awesome - loved by my whole family!!
Kaz Van Hees, July 2010
Rich Buttery Banana Bread
Great easy recipe but I used brown sugar this time instead of castor as it was all I had, and wow it was sensational!
Sal Shepherd, December 2010
Sour Cream Banana Bread
Turned out lovely and moist. Was a hit with everyone. I added walnuts for a bit of texture. Thanks for the recipe!!
Hilda Ruaine, January 2011