Very moist banana cake

Vegan cakes sometimes get a bad reputation for being dry, powdery or chewy because they don’t contain eggs or dairy. Friends (mostly non-vegan) often ask me how do you bake a moist vegan cake?!

It is true that it can be a bit tricky to make a soft, moist vegan cake especially if you’re new to vegan baking. One of the most straightforward solutions is BANANA!!!!

Super ripened bananas are a very popular vegan baking ingredient. It adds extra moisture and natural unrefined sweetness into the cake. It creates a soft, tender cake that you’ll love time and time again. And the most important thing is it’s very straightforward and almost foolproof even for a beginner.

Very moist banana cake

This is not just a delicious cake baking recipe, it also an excellent (non-wasteful) way to get rid of that over-ripe banana in your fruit bowl!

Let’s start!

First, preheat the oven to 180C degrees.

Very moist banana cake

Peel the over-ripe bananas (you need at least 3 large or 4 medium sized) into a large mixing bowl.

Mash them with a fork or blend them with a hand blender in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Mix in vegetable oil and vanilla extract and stir until all is well mixed.

Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and baking powder and add all to the banana mixture. Stir gently until blended.

Very moist banana cake

Grease and line a 20 x 20cm square baking tin with vegetable oil and parchment paper. Pour in the cake mixture, topping it with slices of a banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon powder.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden on top. Test by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean (without any cake batter on it) then the cake is ready.

Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Very moist banana cake

A slice (or slices…. :P) of freshly baked banana cake with a nice cup of earl grey in a lazy afternoon… now that’s a combination from heaven.

Bananas…
Bananas…
Bananas…

I know! I am bananas about bananas! 🍌

This recipe was created for Veahero, a cool new (free!) meal planning platform for vegans and vegetarians.

If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes! <3 <3

Very moist banana cake

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 20 x 20 cm square cake

Prep.: 15 mins | Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 4 very ripe medium-sized bananas
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • Pinch cinnamon powder
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  2. Grease a 20 x 20 cm square baking tin with vegetable oil and line with parchment paper.
  3. Peel the bananas and mash 3 of them with a fork or blend with a hand blender in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix in vegetable oil and vanilla extract, stir until all is well mixed.
  5. Sift the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and baking powder together and add to the banana mixture, stir gently until blended.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking tin, top with slices of 1 banana and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
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