Do you, like me, go bananas over banana cakes? Well, I love bananas in pancakes, bananas in cakes and bananas in muffins but never found any bakeries that sold really good ones. I told myself one day I will make my own banana cake. By the way, banana bread is really banana cake. Am I right or am I wrong?
I dug around the web and found many versions of banana cakes. I threw out those that had buttermilk in the recipe. My goal is to bake with as little milk as possible because I use alternative milk like oat milk or soy milk. Another criteria I had was whole wheat flour. I want to bake with as little white flour as I can possibly get away with.
I found this recipe and although I didn't follow it 100%, I came quite close. The two big differences are 1) I used a lot more bananas - 3 big ones 2) I used raw sugar. The recipe did not use 100% whole wheat flour. Instead it used white flour and whole wheat flour at a 2:1 ratio.
My kids don't care for the cake though. My son said he doesn't like banana cakes. In fact anything with bananas. My girl said it was not sweet enough. It was sweet but she's too used to Starbucks level of sweetness. So... Hubs like it and so do I so I'm definitely making it again. Next time though, I will only do the creaming using the machine and everything else by hand. That way I can preserve the lumps! Also, next round I won't use any white flour. What do you think?