Monday, March 16, 2015

Banana Sponge Cake

Do you like bananas?  Do you like light and spongy cakes?  If your answer is 'Yes' and 'Yes', this is just the cake for you!  I've added lime zest into the cake for a fresh and citrusy flavour.

Recipe adapted from Bakericious, original recipe by Richard Goh


3 eggs, at room temperature
100g light brown sugar
200g mashed bananas
zest of 1 lime
150g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate
20g lime juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g Rice Bran oil
  • Preheat oven to 160 deg C.  Grease and line an 8" round pan.
  • Sift flour and soda bicarbonate together.  Set aside.
  • Whisk eggs and sugar with an electric beater on high speed until it is pale and thick and reaches ribbon stage (when whisk is lifted, the batter should falls back slowly onto the surface leaving a trail).
  • Beat in mashed bananas and vanilla extract.  
  • Fold in flour mixture and lime juice.
  • Drizzle oil around the edges of the mixing bowl and fold gently and thoroughly.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and drop the pan on the benchtop to eliminate any large air bubbles.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Drop the pan from a height of 20cm (this is to prevent the cake from shrinking).
  • Cool cake in the pan for about 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up 
organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and 
Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids
hosted by Faeez from Bitter Sweet Spicy 
for March 2015 theme - BANANA


  1. Your cake is tempting me to tuk tuk it... Hhahahaha...what beats a good classic banana cake for breaky..,for tea... For snack? Like like

    1. Haha Victoria, I know what you mean. I love doing that to cakes and bread too - tuk tuk to see how soft and spongy they are. I even do that to bread loaves in the supermarket!

  2. Veronica, yes! yes! hah..hah... I love banana cake and the idea of a spongy banana cake is very appealing to me!

  3. Yes! Yes! Yes! Veronica! It is a big Yes from me too :D


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