Cinnamon Swirl Banana Cake
Summer started not even a week ago, but I can already feel my brain mushing.
All I do is eat, eat, look at some food porn (yea, it’s a gross term for ‘poring through recipes’) and then eat some more.
I should probably read a book or something. Probably.
Anyways, since my brain is in summer mode so it can’t function at it’s best, I’ll keep this post short and simple.
I found this recipe on Lovin’ From The Oven. Her blog was the first food blog I have ever visited and it inspired me to bake! Yes, it’s that awesome of a blog, go check it out!
(I have yet to figure out how to insert links into posts, sorry folks)
I had some trouble trying to figure out whether to call this cake or bread. But I decided to go with cake in the end because I baked it in an 8×8 square pan. (I need to invest in a bread loaf pan ASAP!)
I’m a huge fan of banana bread (actually, that goes for everything else too). However, I did not enjoy this recipe as much as I have with other recipes. Maybe because I like to keep things simple; I’m a no frills kinda girl. The cinnamon sugar added a nice flare to switch things up a bit, but I think I prefer good ol’ unadorned banana bread/cake.
The cinnamon sugar created a crispy flaky top texture and it added a crunch in contrast to the soft cake part. If you like cinnamon and crunchiness, definitely try this out!
Cinnamon Banana Cake
source: Lovin’ From The Oven
- 3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- dash of salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
How – To:
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a pan. Just adjust the time as needed depending on what kind of pan you’re using.
- Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
- In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbs cinnamon.
- Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be aware that it might require a different baking time!