Steamed banana cake

In order not to let the home baking fever go down, I steamed banana cake last weekend. I got the recipe from here.
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg (can be substituted with 50ml of milk or water; I once ran out of egg and substituted with water and it worked fine)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 100g (2/3 cup to close to 1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips or raisins, optional 
  • Place all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients with a fork until well blended.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Steam the cake on a rack for 15 to 18 minutes until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
While waiting for the banana cake to be ready, I gave my girls dragon fruit juice Konnyaku jellies in source plates. No added sugar in these jellies, so I allowed them to have these jellies as many as they liked.

Remove banana cake from the steamer and let it cool for a few minutes. Use a knife to loosen the sides of the cake and pop the cake out of the bowl. Here you are, a warm and fragrant cake ready in less than 25 minutes. 
You may add some chocolate chips if you prefer. I just melted the chocolate bar with margarine and poured it onto the cake. My girls brought this cake to school on Monday.

If you have some over ripe banana at home, don't waste it. Try this very simple and quick steamed banana cake recipe.


  1. wei.. like so easy wor! maybe i shall steam one when my kids are better

  2. Wah, nice recipe....better to steam cakes than bake them....

    Just bought some banans this morning, not ripe yet.....maybe can use them later for the cake....lol

  3. Wish I got time to try them out. BTW, you daughter is so cute :)

  4. This looks so simple...but hor, I am very lousy in steaming food. Always over steam especially eggs. It turned out to be so hard.

  5. Simple and nice. I like it very much! Keep up the good work!

  6. Mmm...look so good! Hey, you know what? I also got the recipe from Chow Time and tried it out last time. What's so bizarre is that I have the same plate as her! :P

  7. I always have ripen bananas at home. So good to know another way to use it up:D

  8. i like the last pic of your banana cake, looks very good!! can see may is happily gobbling up the jellies!

  9. hey Yan, thanks for the recipe.. this looks fine for me.. simple and easy... :)

  10. oh, so it's all about steaming and steaming now huh?? so interesting, first time i saw a steamed banana cake!! :)

  11. maybe after all those steaming sessions, you may want to consider buying an oven, so that you and your two princesses can bake not only cakes, but cookies!! :)

  12. so many sauce plates!! i wonder if you took them from McD?? hahahaha~~

  13. the brown color is from the chocolate? I see you love baking and cooking. You staying in klang valley? Last night i went to pasar mlm. The strawberries very cheap at rm5/bx. Maybe you like to make some strawberries jam. Nice :)

  14. Looks like your baking momentum is in full swing :) I would like to try this banana recipe too!

  15. Steamed cake sounds hassle free. Moreover, no whisking needed :p

  16. This does sound simple and healthy. Must try it out.