Friday, February 11, 2011

Ultra Soft - Banana Cake

If you haven know that I'm crazy about bananas, then you do now. I could never resist anything bananas, don't ask me why but I'm seriously and totally in love with them, of course seeing new bananas recipes makes me goes yeahhh and i'm always on the lookout for new banana recipes.

I first saw this recipe on Edith of Precious Moments and its was well raved by the others, then i saw it on DG of Tested and Tasted and then i saw it again on Bee of Honey Bee Sweets with raves from them as well, i decided to put my hands to it, then came the most irritating thing, i couldn't get sour cream i almost gave up doing it, then i decided to use Greek Yogurt as the substitute for sour cream, the results? see it for yourself!

Just look at the gorgeous golden brown color of the crust... could you even resist eating this?

Just look at the texture of the inside.... woah its soft beyond words, just look at the crumbs.... its really super delicious, divine taste... now i'm not sure what is the magical ingredient for making this so soft.. those who had tried this says it the sour cream but because i'm not using sour cream i couldn't comment on that hmmm so could it be the ground almonds? highly possible me thinks =D

Banana Lovers do not do not miss baking this.. you will regret it for life hahahaha!
P.S i quadruple the recipe and baked into the night and finally ending at 2am.... so i guess you must be thinking i'm seriously crazy right haha!

Banana Cake
(adapted and modified from pReCiouS MoMentS)

(makes 2 loaves)

6 medium bananas, mashed or puree
250g unsalted butter, room temperature
175g castor sugar
100g ground almonds
 4 eggs, lightly beaten
350g plain flour
1 tsp salt (omitted)
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps baking powder
266g sour cream (substituted with greek yogurt)

  1. Grease and line 2 loaf tins. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Sift together flour,salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in ground almonds, followed by eggs in 3 batches.
  5. Fold in the flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Fold in sour cream and lastly mashed bananas until well combined.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf tins and bake in preheated oven for 20-30mins or until the skewer test comes clean.
  8. Cool on wire rack completely before unmolding, cut and serve.


E. said...

It sure is beautiful! Such a lovely texture. I never knew that so many bloggers blogged about this cake, I think I'll try it one day. For the ground almonds, did you grind them yourself (with the skin)? You're not crazy, haha, I did that before too, baking sugar cookies for my dad's coworkers. I didn't even feel tired! Baking just makes me really energetic. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Soft and yummy right? But again, yours is almost a new version by itself, Greek yogurt & almonds instead of sour cream & hazelnuts. :) definitely a good recommendation to all bananas cake lovers!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Esther haha that's is the thing abt baking right? baking when you shd be slping and not feeling tired at all!

Bee yes super soft and yummy! haha i'm the banana lover among all lovers!

Janine said...

The cake really looks very very soft and yummy! I'm thinking I just might adapt this recipe to make cupcakes for the weekend since I've bananas which are just turning a little too ripe! :D

It's the greek yogurt which makes it soft, I'm sure - I usually substitute greek yogurt for sour cream in most recipes since I'm too lazy to go out to get sour cream but I've greek yogurt lying in my fridge all the time :D

Anonymous said...

我是BANANA LOVER 叻。。嘻嘻。以前读中学时下午都会留在图书馆,那时疯狂爱上香蕉蛋糕,买一片而已,那就是我的午餐。所以当年很瘦,现在就相反了:(


j3ss kitch3n said...

Janine so the greek yogurt is the magical ingredient eh? haha i heard greek yogurt is very creamy compare to the rest of the yogurt!

茄子姐,^5 我们都是 Banana Lover 哦!! 啊太瘦不美啦!我妈妈说的!!

sweet said...

omg, there is too much butter! I think I would never make this cake, but thanks anyway

j3ss kitch3n said...

sweet i'm not very sure what to reply to your comments but thanks as well.

ann low said...

Jess, I love banana cake too! I think I'm going to make one soon.

Bake for a Queen said...

I just wanna sink my teeth into this cake. It looks so moist and delicious! I love bananas too btw =D

j3ss kitch3n said...

Ann haha i can't wait to see your post!

Nancy hehe if there's a chance i will bake this for you!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


Wen said...

Me love to try this out too and I have also bookmarked this sometimes ago! Love how yours turn out, nicely brown, crumbly and moist!

j3ss kitch3n said...


Wen thanks! must try this soon if you can its beyond words can describe!

Yummy Bakes said...

yes, yes, this is very nice - I also tasted liao.

sean said...

谁叫我也是banana lovers呢!

CaThY said...

Awesome banana cake! bookmarked the recipe & will try next time~ :)

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse said...

I'm banana lover too! Please give me a piece :D

Your #1 Fan said...

I can almost taste it! So soft and moist! And you are definitely a dedicated banana lover...baking till 2am. -hails- I would pass out in front of the oven lol.
Thanks for sharing. =D

dinewithleny said...

Now I'm tempted to make this. It looks so moist and delicious and I love banana as well.....Will definitely find time to give it a go.

Jihyeon said...

it looks totally yummy!
mind to send some to me for FREE?

lena said...

i have also baked a banana cake recently, just havent posted it up yet. your cake really looks soft and so moist . did you make the greek yogurt yourself or is that available in SG?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Chris this is fabulous right!

Sean 哈哈请便请便

Cathy you will fall in love with it like i do =D

Ah Tze haha sure! help urself!

Jet haha you wouldn't faint! its in the baking tirade!

Leny awaiting your post!

Jihyeon sure!! gimme ur add! haha!

Lena ohhh awaiting your post!!! greek yogurt is available in singapore so lazy bones like me can readily use them haha!

pigpigscorner said...

I can imagine how soft and fluffy this is! I like the idea of adding ground almonds.

AN said...

Jess, I can sense that you are very excited over this cake. Your description make me drooling for it too! I'll definitely try this soon. ;)

Jean said...

your banana cake looks ultra moist and soft! yummy!

Little Inbox said...

I'm not that crazy over banana, but the fragrant of the banana cake is irresistible! That's why I love banana cake.

hanushi said...

This cake really looks v soft... Oh, the crumbs looks so fine!!

The Sweetylicious said...

looks really soft and yummy!! i've bookmarked it since i seen it in their blog! im a banana lover! (: (:

DG said...

Wouw!! Your cake is certainly look nicer than mine. You're really make me craving for it again. Happy Valentine's day to you, Jess :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

pigpigcorner thanks! try it!

Agnes please try it soon!

Jean thanks!

Little Inbox banana cake is good!

hanushi thanks!

Jasmine haha try it!

DG thanks!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Edith said...

Jess, you can interchange the sour cream and yoghurt. No problem with that.

tigerfish said...

Did I see the word "ultra soft"? Ok. I want one!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Edith, thanks for your advice!

tigerfish, haha please help yourself!

Anonymous said...

OMG! how did I miss this post!!? I just saw it! argh...

where did you get "greek yoghurt" huh? I'm a bit "suaku"... LOL...

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha Alan just go to those bigger supermarket they will have it! the tub itself will read greek yogurt =)

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