Perfect Banana Cake/Cupcake

Banana Muffin

Perfect to bake as layer cakes, cupcakes or loaf !!

Perfect Banana Cake/Cupcake
Recipe source: Julie

Ingredients:
2 ¼ cups all- purpose flour
1 – 1½ cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup oil or butter (use butter for cupcakes)
2 eggs
2 large ripe bananas
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda

Method:
Mix flour, salt and baking powder and keep aside.
Mash bananas smoothly with a fork and keep aside
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until almost fluffy. (Or mix sugar and oil)
Add one egg at a time and beat well.
Add bananas and vanilla and mix well.
Add baking soda to buttermilk (it will start to froth)
Add flour alternately with buttermilk to banana mixture and beat well to combine.
Pour batter into 2 9” inch greased pan or 12-15 cupcake molds.
Bake for approx. 30-35 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. (Baking time varies for cake and cupcake)
Cool in the pan for 10 mins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Serve with or without frosting…tasty either way!

Notes:
You can add 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts. Toss chips or nuts in 1 tbsp flour before adding or they will sink to the bottom.
Ideal for making layer cakes; frost with buttercream or peanut butter frosting.

Moist Banana Bread

Moist Banana Bread

This is more like a cake than bread to me, so moist and soft that you have to handle with care.
Original recipe called for butter, but I used olive oil. You will not go wrong with this.

Moist Banana Bread
Adapted from whippedtheblog.com

Ingredients:
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp olive oil (or ½ cup butter)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg well beaten
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Method:
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat oil, sugar and egg. Add mashed banana and vanilla essence.
Add flour alternately with buttermilk and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for 20-25 minutes. It’s ready when a light brown colour forms on top of the cake.
Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes and turn into a rack to cool.

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