Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Steamed Banana Walnut Cake

Following my first attempt a week ago, I know I can do better. So I kept thinking how else I can play with the ingredients so that the cake will taste better. A colleague talked about having a banana cake recipe and the idea stuck in me. With some googling, I managed to find a recipe for steam banana cake.

After reading the recipe and more brain-work in process, I realised I should just modify from the earlier steamed chocolate cake recipe and incorporate banana and walnut into it. My recipe goes like this:

Steamed Banana Walnut Cake

1/4 butter (250g type)
1/2 can full cream milk
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract or 1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 bag walnuts, crushed slightly
3-4 bananas, mashed slightly
  1. Combine castor sugar,evaporated milk,vanilla extract or essence and butter in a saucepan, stirring over low heat until sugar and butter is dissolved. Turn off the fire and keep warm.

  2. Add the beaten eggs into the slightly cooled mixture and stir till well mix.

  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl then pour the eggs mixture over the flour and stir till well mix (cake batter should be runny). Add in the mashed bananas and crushed walnuts.

  4. Heat up the steamer. Lined and greased a 8 or 9 inch baking pan.

  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and place the pans into the steamer and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of aluminium foil.

  6. Steam over medium heat for 45 mins.

  7. Cool the cake in pan before turning out for further decoration.
The cake came out very fragrant and the banana smelt was all over the kitchen. The cake was moist and soft, and the crunchy feel of the walnuts made the perfect complement to the cake. If the bananas were more coarsely mashed, you can also taste the soft bits of banana too!


  1. Thanks for sharing the slice the other day!!! PRETTY COOL!!!

    hehehe.. very good potential.. ahhahaha

    JIA YOU!!!!

  2. babe!! you can bake oso =) cheers...i been so busy lately to buck up n bake soon