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5 Steps on How to Make Banana Cake


Sunday, October 02, 2011

Does your family have its own recipe of banana cakes? If not, then find out our take on it: 


I love desserts. I think this runs in the family, or the general population simply are inebriated with the thought that sugar craving must simply be inherently placed inside every single human psyche.

With that said, one can not simply deny that Filipinos love making their own concoctions. While cheesecake may be a common dessert in the West, Filipinos love suman (rice cakes) and the like. As for our own family, we love them all.

We are careful not to choose the ones that are overly unhealthy, though. Our solution?

Bake it at home!


recipe banana cake
Our family's recipe of the common banana cake.

Here is the recipe, friends. One of my loving aunts handed the "family secret" over to me. 


You can buy all these at your usual supermarket: 

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick - butter or margarine
  • 1  cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup or 2 large or 3 medium mashed bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease loaf pan and set aside. Seriously, don't bother with it yet!
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat well - eggs don't have feelings so you can relax.
  3. Add vanilla. Stir in mashed bananas.  Sift dry ingredients then add half to banana mixture and mix just until moistened.  
  4. Add remaining flour and mix just until moistened. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  5. Cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing or else your knife will get sticky!

Baking was indeed a fun family experience for us. Yes, my family and I bond a lot, but I believe that baking something - or doing something together, really - was truly worthwhile. It is surely one of those memories which I will treasure in my heart forever. 

The verdict: you decide!

recipe banana cake
Better than Red Ribbon! ;)
Hint: It tasted amazing!



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