Normally, I bake cakes using self-raising flour as it is ‘safer’. Self-raising flour is not that much expensive compare to normal flour. You can never go wrong with it. However, I ran out of self-raising flour and realized I have not baking powder as well. The urge to bake cakes was there so I mixed one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with 250 grams of wheat flour. Usually, I do not like using bicarbonate of soda because it tends to make the texture dry and if we use too much, there is a metallic after taste.
To get a nicer texture and fluffier cakes, sieve your flour. Normally, I am too lazy to do so with self-raising flour but with the regular flour, there are lots of lumps so I sieved it. Of course, my little boy loves helping in these messy chore because he loves looking at the flour flying every where.
I use the normal butter cake recipe which I posted in the previous post.
I added 4 bananas which have been mashed and a handful of chocolate chips.
Just add the mashed bananas and chocolate chip after you have mixed the eggs and flour. I sliced some bananas to decorate the top of the cake. I used pisang berangan and it turns out fine.
The cake is moist and smells good.
Just a short note on the ingredients I used :
4 bananas – mashed
1 handful of chocolate chips
250 grams flour (either self-raising flour or normal flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder)
250 grams butter
200 grams sugar (reduce the quantity because the chocolate chips are sweet enough)
4 large eggs
(please refer to the butter cake recipe for the method)
Someone asked me for recommendation on oven. I forgot which thread it is but I really cannot recommend any because my oven is more than 10 years old. However, if you are planning to buy one, find those which has the microwave plus convection and grill features as these types of ovens will be able to microwave, roast and bake. You can get a quick heating with microwave, roast and grill chicken and bake cakes. The price is around RM2K, I believe.