Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Bananas are one of my favourite fruits and not only are they delicious and nutritious (see my GLOSSARY post on BANANAS), they are great eaten fresh as a fruit, made into a smoothie or cooked in cakes or batter. Here’s a delicious and simple recipe for BANANA STEAMED CAKE. Thanks Sis Ummi for the recipe.


5 lady fingers bananas (see my GLOSSARY post on BANANAS)
8 tbsp sugar
1 egg - beaten
¾ tsp bicarb of soda
4 tbsp thick coconut milk
1 ¼ cups plain flour – sifted


Oil an 8 inch round tray with cooking oil (sunflower oil works well). Assemble your steamer and start the water boiling. Line the lid of the steamer with a large tea towel to capture any condensation. This will ensure that no water falls onto your cake and ruin the top.

Mash the bananas well with the sugar. Using a whisk to blend, add in the egg, bicarb of soda and coconut milk.

Using 1 tbsp additions at a time, add in the flour, while mixing well with the whisk.

Pour into the prepared tin and steam for 30 to 40 mins. Do not open the lid until the 30 min mark is up.

Allow to cool in tin. Cut into wedges and serve as is or with freshly grated coconut.

VG's Rating: 4 Stars


Hong said...

This looks like a cake made with love. Gonna make this and teach my in laws' helper too. Thanks Vinnie

VG said...

Thanks Hong. Let me know how you go.

Anonymous said...

whoa easy banana cake recipe i am sure gonna try this one. thank you for posting!