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