This Banana Cake is moist, fluffy, tender and packed with banana flavor all at the same time. Hands downs, it is the best banana cake I’ve ever eaten. White chocolate- pecan nuts glaze is absolutely irresistible! A perfect dessert for special occasions. It comes out perfect every time I makes it.
How to Make Banana Cake
The most important ingredient in banana cake- bananas. If you are a professional baker, you know that ripe bananas are the best for a banana bread, banana cake, rolls and banana muffins. The darker bananas= sweeter cake and banana flavor will be more pronounced. I didn’t have very ripe bananas and used medium ripe ones. But I highly recommend to buy very ripe bananas if you aim to make an out of this world banana cake. You can find them in a section with reduced-price products, that are going to expire or will be spoiled soon like wilted lettuce or bruised apples.
Simply combine bananas with sugar in your electrical stand mixer and beat on high speed for about 1 minute. Bananas and brown sugar are great mates. You can substitute white sugar with brown sugar. Then add eggs, beat again. Add flour, salt, baking powder, milk and vegetable oil. Beat until well combined. The BATTER is ready!
Method at glance.
- Mix all the ingredients to make batter.
- Decorate the cake.
Banana Cake with Oil
The recipe calls for vegetable oil not butter. Vegetable oil makes banana cake moister and the texture is superior to the texture of banana cake made with butter. I tried to make this cake with butter before, crumbs tended to fall apart, the texture was denser. Why do most banana cake recipes call for butter?
Flavor. The taste of the cake made with oil will be slightly different as oil has a neutral taste and doesn’t give as much flavor as butter.
If your focus is texture, go with oil!
Banana Cake Frosting
I have tried so many different frostings with this banana cake. I should say that this white chocolate –pecan nuts glaze is the Best! It makes this cake so fancy and irresistible. If you don’t like white chocolate, substitute with dark chocolate or go with cream cheese classic frosting for my Red Velvet Cake. The recipe is customizable.
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