Now I know why this Richard Goh’s recipe pops up all the time when I google for banana cake recipe. It’s easy (whole eggs) and so soft and chock full of banana. I used 5.5 (200g) in this 3 egg recipe, yet texture still fluffy and soft.
Recipe (adapted from Richard Goh, 7″ square tin)
- 3 eggs (about 150g)
- 110g caster sugar (reduced from 150g)
- 200g ripe banana (mash with fork)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 150g cake flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 80g oil (reduced from 100g)
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
- 50g crushed walnut (optional)
1. Sift flour with baking powder and soda. Include cinnamon powder if using. Pre-heat oven to 160 deg C.
2. Chop walnuts and mix with a tsp of flour (optional). Mash bananas with a fork.
3. Add eggs, sugar, banana and salt into a stand mixer and beat on high for 5-10 minutes (depends on your mixer), till light and stiff peak.
4. Add flour in 3 batches. Beat on low for 10-15 seconds after each addition. Finally use a spatula to go around the sides and bottom gently to ensure a good mix with no clumps. Try not to deflate batter.
5. Take out about 1/4 of batter and add into the bowl of oil. Use a spatula to mix till even. This will take a few minutes.
6. Pour the oil mixture back into the main batter and mix with spatula till combined.
7. Pour batter into lined cake tin and tap to release large bubbles. Add walnuts on top if using. Bake for 40-45 min at 160 deg C, with top and bottom mode. I switch to fan mode for last 10 min. Adjust accordingly for your oven.
6. Cool before slicing.