Bananas are very popular worldwide, and they also come in varieties. And when it comes to health benefits, they are a winner because they contain a lot of essential nutrients. Studies show that they can help regulate blood pressure, prevent wheezing in people (especially kids) with asthma, and also aid in the prevention of cancer. They are one of the best sources of potassium.
This fruit can be eaten on its own or can also be an ingredient for smoothies as well as desserts. How about Banana Loaf Cake? Have you had it before? Imagine one that is so fluffy, moist, and, of course, has the authentic flavor of banana. Plus, it is quite easy to prepare. It can be your breakfast, snack, or dessert.
This recipe requires overripe bananas – those that are almost black on the outside and super soft inside. That’s right. Instead of throwing them away, you can put them to good use. You’d end up with a very delicious treat! Once you are done, I’m sure your kitchen will be filled with the aroma of success!
Moist and fluffy Banana Loaf Cake – that’s exactly what this recipe will give you…It’s a perfect treat for breakfast, snack time, or even after dinner.
2 large bananas
2 large eggs
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. grated lemon
2 c. sifted cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
10 tbsp. unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar + 2 tbsp.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
- Using a small bowl, mash bananas and mix with sour cream. Add eggs, grated lemon, and vanilla. Combine well and set aside.
- Using a stand mixer, combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Add butter.
- Combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter into the pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for about an hour
- Let cool and remove from the pan.
To make your banana loaf cake more appealing, you can dust it with powdered sugar. This will also add a little bit more sweetness.
If you are not into sour cream or you don’t have one on hand, you can substitute it with plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or even with buttermilk. The cake flour can also be replaced with all-purpose flour, but expect some differences in the texture.
Do you want your banana loaf cake to be more ‘sophisticated’? Top it with cream cheese frosting. This right here is my personal favorite! 🙂
Now, when it comes to texture, you are free to add some chopped nuts or raisins to the batter. More texture, more flavors, more fun! 🙂
Banana Loaf Cake is super simple to make. This can be your go-to recipe if you have unexpected visitors, and you want to whip up something delicious real quick. Or, if you are craving something sweet but not too sweet, this would be a good option, too.