10 Jan BANANA VANILLA VEGAN CAKE
Recipe + design by Sita & Nena.
BANANA VANILLA VEGAN CAKE
Our note: This is our incredibly tasty banana vegan cake. It is always super delicious, a good choice guaranteed success.
- INGREDIENTS *vegan recipe
Our note: following the cups method for measurement units, we discovered that the volume of the cup is always the key, you don´t have to weigh the ingredients. A cup has the same volume of ingredients (liquid or dry) as a glass or a mug.
1 and 1/2 cups wheat flour (plain or all-purpose)
3/4 cup panela sugar or unrefined cane sugar
1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
A pich of salt
300g ripe bananas (4 medium approx.)
Our note: If you can use bananas from the Canary Islands in Spain, your cake will be much tastier, these Atlantic bananas have an unique flavour and aroma platanodecanarias.net
6 tablespoons veggie oil (any neutral flavored)
Our note: sunflower oil is a perfect choice for cakes.
2 tsp vanilla extract
- RECIPE STEP BY STEP
1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C. Oil and line the base and sides of a bread pan or square cake tin with baking parchment.
Our note: well, standard dimensions for bread and loaf pans start at 8 ½ by 4 ½ inches. It´s the perfect size for that amount of ingredients. If you multiply the amount by the number of times that you want, you will get a bigger cake. You have tons of different sizes of baking pan depends on the final amount.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl: sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, unrefined panela cane sugar, cacao nibs and salt until well mixed.
Our note: we always sift the flour for muffins and cakes. Sifting helps to combine the flour with any dry ingredients.
3. Peel and chop the bananas. Mash them with a fork or a blender until puree. Add veggie oil and vanilla extract. Combine wet ingredients so that the oil mixes with the banana puree.
Our note: you can use platains instead of bananas, you should add more sugar (to taste).
4. Pour the wet mix into the dry bowl. Mix everything slowly with a wooden spoon.
5. Pour the mix into the bread pan. Arrange the banana slices around the cake decoratively.
6. Bake it around 40 minutes or until browned.
Our note: Don´t open the oven, you can always leave the cake in the oven for a few more minutes.
7. Remove the bread pan from oven. Leave it to cool for a while. Carefully, peel off the paper and cool a bit on a wire rack. Drizzle some maple syrup over the cake, speacially over the banana slices (optional).
8. Serve as is or with a scoop of vegan ice cream, vanilla or chocolate flavor.
YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY…
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