Saturday, April 12, 2008

Healthy Steamed Banana Cake

i read about this steamed banana cake on little corner of mine's blog. original recipe taken from here. it seemed really simple and the reviews were great. and when i saw two very ripe bananas (with black spots on it already- great for making cakes!) in the kitchen this morning, i went ahead to try it :) you've got to try this cos it's a no hassle cake; plus its healthy too cos no butter needed. i used extra-virgin olive oil :p

oh and when i was preparing the ingredients, i realized i had no self-raising flour! so i searched google for a replacement of self-raising flour and i found the solution! so if you have no self-raising flour for this recipe, fret not! simply add 8g of baking power and 4g of salt to the required 150g of plain flour, also known as all-purpose flour :) that will do the trick!

i steamed them in batches cos my steamer was too small.

the cake turned out soft and fluffy, and nicely risen :) have a go at it too!

mash the bananas up!

steaming in process; it has risen quite a bit at this point!

just out of the steamer


soft and fluffy!

Here's the recipe using plain flour instead!

Steamed Banana Cake
Adapted from Amanda's Steamed Banana Cake.


2 eggs
90g sugar
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
150g plain/AP flour
8g of baking powder
4g salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
75g of olive oil


1. Sift together plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

2. Whisk together eggs and sugar till ribbon stage. See the link for what a ribbon stage looks like.

3. Mix in mashed bananas, beat till well-combined.

4. Gently fold in flour mixture and oil, taking care not to deflate the air in the eggs and sugar mixture. (that's what helps the cake rise!)

5. Pour batter into muffin pan, lined with muffin cups.

6. Steam over high heat for 15mins or till an inserted skewer comes out clean


Little Corner of Mine said...

Yay! You did it and looks so good, soft and fluffy! Now this will be my way to used up my black bananas. Yummy hor? :)

Anonymous said...

made this recently too! yours look so cute in those little cups! ;D

ting said...

To lcom: Yupp they're so yummy. Love it!

To Jiaying: Thanks for dropping by:) Just visited your blog, yours look good too!

Anonymous said...

:D nicely done! it is really healthy, was a hit among my mum's friends (the older folks :P) i love the softness of it~ :) and best thing, i feel less guilty eating these over baked ones. and easy to make as well! *grin*


ting said...

Hi Amanda,

My mum liked it too :) She's asking me to experiment with green tea the next time round!

Anonymous said...

Wow, when I saw 'steamed xxx cake' my eyes are like 'blink blink' hehe. I definately have to try this ! Although I'm a big fan of cakes and cookies, I'm too coward to try baking yet and besides, I do hesitate about butter and cream coz I'm the type of person who gain weight incredibly easy. Thanks for recipe !

ting said...

Hi chumpman,

Yea it's healthier than the usual cakes and cookies and you can try out different variations with it - matcha, mango etc.. :)

the raconteur said...

hey there

would you know why is mine so though it's not cooked but i've already steamed it for like 20 mins?