From the photo in both websites, i am more inclined towards Food52′s recipe will produce a better banana cake as it looks more like banana cake i usually buy from market, brownish cake with black specks all over, masak-masak’s one seems denser with chunkier banana bits and lighter in colour.
But surprisingly, the one i made from masak-masak is identical to those i bought from market, it turn out brownish as if brown sugar was used, but i used only caster sugar, but it is a tad too salty with 1 teaspoon salt added, next time will reduce to half a teaspoon salt or resort to using the less salty sea salt instead of table salt. I reduced sugar to 12og from originally 6oz(170g). I used only 4 small bananas which weight in total 125 grams instead of 8oz(226 grams) specified.
As for Food52′s recipe, I don’t know if it is the egg size or the banana size, i had 2 attempts on Food52, the first turned out too dry and bread like, i can hardly mix the flour into the liquid mixture, and into the bin it goes. The second one, well, i was careful and put in only like half the flour, but also given the egg i used is small-ish, and i used 3 small bananas instead of 3 big ones specified in the recipe, but still can’t imagine how i am to mix all those flour in, perhaps have to used the largest egg available in supermarket, and also the larger bananas, but oh well, for now, i will stick to masak-masak’s recipe.
Banana bought 2 days ago and left to ripen further
4 bananas used for masak-masak’s (about 125 grams)
egg and sugar
mess on the table after putting the cake into the oven
Finished product, looks hard and tough, but later found out it is nice
bottom of cake
yummy, just a tad salty though
Below are using Food52′s recipe:
This is second attempt on Food52′s, the first one turn out doughy and hardly able to mix the flour into liquid.
Only 1 egg used in the recipe. Above are egg, 3 banana and sugar(around 100g sugar) since i know won’t be mixing in all the flour.
Still so much left over flour (total 2 cups ie 280g flour)
doesn’t look nice
bottom of cake
too sweet for me, i will give this a miss