A few days ago I was scrolling through Martha Stewart’s recipes (like I always do) for a light, healthy snack, and came across this banana cake recipe. At first I wasn’t too sure making this, much more sharing it to my friends or their kids because I wasn’t sure if it would turn out good, but when I made it and shared it with my friends, they and their children can’t seem to get enough about it! Everyone just LOVES IT. That’s why I decided to share my version of the recipe with you! J My husband and I find it to be the perfect partner of our morning coffee.
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (or plain milk)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ripe bananas, (mashed)
Once you got all the ingredients ready, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, mix the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Mix in the melted butter, blending together until moist. Add 1/4 cup of the milk and mix.
In a different bowl, combine the other 1/4 cup of milk with the eggs and combine into the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat for 1 minute. Put the batter in a greased loaf pan.
To make the topping, pinch the flour, brown sugar, and butter together with your hands. Crumble the topping evenly over the batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When the banana cake is done, an inserted toothpick or fork should come out clean from the center.
Last but not the least, add a little flare to it by sprinkling powdered sugar, and it’s ready to be munched on by everyone!