I simply love this cake than all the others I have ever tried. I love the banana flavour and this cake comes out little moist and its very very delicious.
(This measurement fetched me two cakes of the size shown above)
1 3/4 cup Ripe Banana Puree (Approximately 3 long ripe bananas)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 sp cinnamon
3/4 sp baking powder
3/4 sp eno fruit salt (As an alternative for baking soda)
A pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup Sprite /Coke
1 sp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (Pecans/Walnuts/Cashews)
Pre heat oven to 325'
Purée the bananas in food processor, set aside
Blend together sugar,oil, eggs. Just one or two blends on low speed till they mix well. Set aside
** If adding brown sugar, the quantity can be increased by 1/4 to 1/2 cup more.
Sieve all dry ingredients (except the nuts)
To the above dry mixture, add sprite, vanilla extract, pureed banana, sugar-oil-egg mix and beat well till they are uniformly mixed.
**(Can use hand mixer/electric mixer. If using food processor, just give couple of blends on low speed till they uniformly blend, Not more.)
Finally add nuts and give a nice mix using hands.
The batter will not be very thick, it will be little thin, which is fine.
Spray the cake pans with oil.
Pour the cake batter only till 1/4th or little above 1/4th of the pan.
**(This is because on baking they puff up well. If filled more than half of the pan, chances are high that they spill out. )
Bake for about 50 mins to 1 hour or till top comes out thick brown. Insert a toothpick and test if it comes out clean.
Take it out and let it cool down for 15 mins.
Cut and serve hot.
Can be refrigerated.
**(This cake came out with enough sweetness,not too high and not too low. So for a sweet-lover, it can take in 1/4th cup of an extra sugar. )
Recipe source: - I referred recipezaar but the above recipe varies in some of the measurements/ingredients.