The Whole Banana Cake

The Whole Banana Cake

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The Whole Banana Cake

The Whole Banana Cake

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Course: DessertCuisine: WesternDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed (reserve skin from 2)

  • ½ cup milk of choice

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as vegetable or canola

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Cut banana skins into thin strips. Bring milk and vanilla extra to a simmer and cook banana skins till tender (about 15 mins). Strain the banana skins and reserve ¼ cup of the milk. Leave both banana skins and milk to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk oil, mashed bananas and sugar until mixed well. Add flour, baking soda and salt which have been sifted together. Mix until there are no more lumps.
  • Fold in drained banana skins. Pour batter into a lined and oiled cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 30-35mins or until cooked through.

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