But as the way things often go.. my banana cake didn't turn out fantastic.
The recipe was simple and everything went well. The mixture looked really good before I sent it into the oven.. But even then, I had my qualms... I had used a smaller cake pan than what the recipe suggested.. and my cake was just too tall.
Looking pretty before the oven
The baking temperature of this cake was really low (140 deg C).. hence the long baking time (1 hour 10 minutes according to most of the reviews..) suggested in the recipe. I think the low temperature was to allow the sugars in the banana to slowly caramelize. Leaving the cake soft and moist, with a caramelised side.
My cake tasted pretty alright.. but because it was so tall.. It took me 2 hours to get it cooked.. and even then it was still a little teeny bit under-cooked in the centre. And I really shouldn't have put the banana slices on top of the cake. Most of them sank right through during baking, resulting in a pretty lopsided and less-than-pretty cake.
How the cake looked like after baking for about 2 hours..
It's the first time I've baked a cake for that long..
Fortunately the taste was still pretty good.
Not the "Best Ever" banana cake..
but a pretty decent one. And everything banana
goes well with a glass of cold milk.