½cupregular sugaror organic unrefined cane sugar or 100 grams sugar
⅔cupany neutral flavored oil(i used sunflower oil)
10halved walnuts,chopped or any dry fruits of your choice (optional)
Preheat your oven at 180 degrees c/350 degrees f. If using a regular oven, heat both the top and bottom elements. For a microwave convection oven, just preheat the oven.
making banana cake batter
Peel and chop the bananas. Add them to a bowl and mash them with a fork. You can also use a blender to mash the bananas.
Add sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
Stir very well so that the oil mixes with the banana puree and the sugar dissolves.
Sieve whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt directly in the bowl. You can also sieve these separately and then add them to the wet ingredients.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients very well.
Add the chopped walnuts and fold again. Apart from walnuts, you can also add raisins, pistachios or any dry fruits of your choice. Chocolate chips or cacao nibs can also be added.
Pour the batter in a greased or lined loaf pan ( 7.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches) or round cake pan (7.5 x 2 inches).
baking banana cake
Gently tap and shake the pan. Place the pan in the center rack if using a regular oven or otg.
Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees c/350 degrees f for 45 to 50 mins or till tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
If the top of the cake starts browning then cover the top with an aluminium foil or butter paper. * check notes
When warm or cooled, slice and serve banana cake plain with tea or coffee.
Depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, The cake might take less or more time than mentioned here. the temperature varies from oven to oven. So take your call and keep an eye. The benchmark is that a tooth pick inserted in the banana cake should come out clean.
Use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil. I have also made this cake with olive oil and coconut oil.
Instead of oil you can use butter. Melt the butter and use as the same proportion of oil.
Chocolate chips or cocoa powder or cacao nibs can also be added.
If you like spiced cakes, you can also add about ⅛ tsp of cinnamon or nutmeg powder in the cake.