Sunday, August 17, 2008

Banana Cake

this weekend, i baked a banana cake!

we had lots of over-ripened mini bananas at home. they were given to us by a japanese friend who bought them from m'sia. yupp so i was tasked with baking a cake to use them all up.

and it's great cos over-ripened bananas are ideal for making banana cakes!

and so, i headed over to aunty yochana's site and found a well-reviewed recipe. mine looked different from hers thou. i see none of the black stripy thing in my cake. (actually i see some!) haha i guess it's because of the kind of bananas i used.

the cake turned out really soft and fragrant :) and i brought some over to share with my korean neighbours.

Banana Cake
Adapted from Aunty Yochana's Banana Cake.


180 gm. Butter
155 gm. Fine sugar
2 nos. Extra large Eggs - beaten lightly
250 gm. Cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
220 gm. Bananas - mashed
50 gm. Dairy whip cream
2 bananas - slice


(1) Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy.
(2) Pour in eggs gradually and beat till creamy.
(3) Add in whip cream, mashed bananas and mix well.
(4) Add in cake flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and beat for a while only.
(5) Pour into an 8" round tray, and arrange sliced bananas on top.
(6) Bake at 175C for about 50 to 60 mins. or until cooked.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake


it's been a long hiatus from blogging!

sorry for the lack of updates since i was back. it's been almost 2 weeks since i got home from the US. i've been really busy with my final year project ever since i was back.

and i guess i'll blog about the trip when i get hold of all the photos. the trip was awesome, fun and lots of fun. and not to forget, i made really good friends at grant village.

anyway, bean and chingman invited a group of us to their housewarming last saturday. and having not baked in 3 months, i was pretty excited about trying out a new recipe taken from aunty yochana.

it's rather simple. i could describe the steps in four steps. prepare ingredients-mix-stir-bake steam! steamed cakes are so popular nowadays. the choc cake turned out moist and it was very rich :)

covered the cake in ganache, decorated with silver icing sugar beads

and to the owners, happy housewarming!