Over ripe banana is a nightmare for banana lovers , like my son. He is too fond of bananas but don't want even a single spot on it. Last week I bought half a dozen of nice big bananas for him but after consuming two of them he forgot to have others and we too were busy in holiday outings that didn't care about it. Two days back I saw they became too ripe to eat , even I too don't like this type of banana. So to use it , tried my old tried and tasted recipe of zebra cake , it turned out so soft, moist and yummy that no one can resist eating another serving. Best part of it is , that it's eggless too. You can make it any time you have over ripe bananas in hand , and don't want to throw it. It's vegan too, if you don't add milk and replace with water. Easiest recipe with handful of ingredients and result is awesome delicious beautiful stripped cake.
Stepwise recipe is given below. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.
EGGLESS BANANA ZEBRA CAKE
Time: 45 mins
4 over ripe big bananas , mashed with fork
3 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla Essence
1 1/4 cup sugar , I used little less
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk, if needed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
First preheat the oven at 180°c.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, keep aside for later use.
Now mix mashed banana, vanilla essence, sugar and oil together till sugar dissolves and mixture become smooth and fluffy.
Mix dry and wet mixtures together and fold to get lumpless slightly thicker batter than other cakes. If needed add some milk/water , little at a time to get proper consistency.
Now divide the batter in two parts and add cocoa powder to one.
*Add some milk/water in Cocoa batter to get same consistency of both the batters.
In a greased baking pan , lined with butter paper , pour one big spoon of one batter and tap the pan to spread .then pour one big spoon of other batter over it and again tap the pan and do it alternatively till batter finished.
**Now using a knife or skewer make 6-8 lines on cake starting from center of cake towards edge, at equal distance and cleaning knife/skewer every time. Now again makes lines, in between these lines but in reverse direction, from edge of cake towards center. This will give a nice pattern on the cake. This step is completely optional, you can skip it without getting any change in final product.
Then bake it for 35- 40 mins. But keep an eye after 30 mins on it as baking time may vary oven to oven.
I baked on convection mode for 36 mins.
Check it with knife or skewer by inserting in middle of cake ,for doneness. If knife/skewer comes out clean then cake Is done otherwise bake for some more minutes.
Let it sit for 5-10 mins then invert on wire rack and let it cool completely.
Its so soft and moist cake that you cannot have just one piece.
*You can also use half the quantity as I made bigger cake as had four big bananas in hand.
Enjoy this scrumptious Cake and do share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcomed, they meant a lot.