Friday, January 30, 2009


I used to bake my Banana Cake Following an original recipe, until
one day I decided to adjust the recipe to my taste and waste.
Recipe can be used as cupcakes also

serves 12
2 eggs well beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk (if you are out , use yogurt or even squeeze couple drops of lemon juice into the milk it works)
1/4 cup vegetable oil + 1/4 cup of apple butter (Optional ,original recipe 1/2 cup of vegetable oil) (the apple butter brings the flavour of the banana)
1 cup of mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups white sugar (I use half white and half dark brown sugar)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda (sifted with the flour)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325F degrees, spray a loaf pan or bundt pan with non stick spray oil , or line your muffin tray with cupcakes papers.
beat the eggs then add the sugar and continue beating
add the buttermilk, oil, apple butter and bananas mix with a spoon
add the nuts, salt and spices to your sifted flour. Mix by hand until well combined.
pour into your prepared pan, and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes depends , on your oven, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

p.s.: the cake come out darker than the original recipe .

Note: for the bundt cake pan, I made a recipe and half to fill my cake pan.


Anonymous said...


This looks yummy and am sure the taste is delicious... Thanks for the hard work!


Arlette said...

Hello Leila,

Thanks for you kind words, try this recipe one day and compare it with the one you prepare, and let me know what do you think??
the apple butter is a health option I use to deduct the fat.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks really delicious!



Shirley said...

I always have a few bananas that don't get eaten before they are too ripe. This sounds really good...I've never made it with the applesauce.

Arlette said...

Hello Shirley
thanks for stopping by...
the applesauce is to cut the fat, instead of using all the oil