Banana Cinnamon Cake

On my previous post, I mentioned about too much fruits at home, especially when my spouse was out for his business trip. Knowing that he was coming back on Friday, I thought I'd better quickly finished up some of the fruits, else he will start nagging why I didn't feed the children the fruits.

With some ripen bananas, I decided on baking a Banana Cake. Somehow, I just felt like adding cinnamon to it. The cinnamon overwhelmed the banana a little. Will try this again next time with lesser cinnamon, and maybe add some nutmeg or so.
Recipe for Banana Cinnamon Cake, adapted from Nigella.
(Makes a 9" square cake. Can use a 8" round cake pan to be taller.)

100g LIV Unsalted butter, soften
80g Caster sugar
¼ tsp Salt
2 Whole eggs, room temperature
1 lemon zest (I omitted this)
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
400g Bananas (overipe - mashed. I used only 330g (4 med) and it was a bit dry)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
300g Plain flour
¼ tsp Cinnamon powder (optional) (I used ½ tsp and I think it overwhelmed the banana)
2 ½ tsp Baking powder
4 tbsp Whole milk (optional)

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the lemon zest, if using.
  3. Add the bananas, rum and the lemon juice. Once the bananas are mixed in, you might notice the mix looks curdled. Don't worry, just continue mixing.
  4. Sift flour, cinnamon powder and baking powder together. Add to the egg-flour-banana mix and combine. If the dough/batter seems too heavy, add milk. (If you don't have enough bananas like me, the batter will be very thick. Add more milk to make it smoother.) 
  5. Butter the tin and pour the batter in.
  6. Bake it at preheated fan oven of 160°C for 45mins or when it turned brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • This is a simple, but yet delicious cake.
  • There must sufficient bananas to make it moist, even though the cake was light and fluffy.
  • Original recipe includes 100g raisins soaked in rum and 150g nuts which you may want to add. 
  • If you use a smaller pan, bake it for 60mins.


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