Wacky Cake Banana Recipe
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If you watched the YouTube video for how I made this cake recipe you will know I did it wrong!! The recipe instructions listed below are correct!!
Serves: serves 15 people
  • Super Ripe Bananas 2 medium approx 240g
  • Vegetable or Coconut Oil 7 Tablespoons (98g)
  • Brown Sugar 1 cup (200g)
  • Plant Milk *I used Soy Milk 1½ cups (355ml)
  • All Purpose Flour 3 cups (375g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 2 teaspoons
  • Salt 1 teaspoon (6g)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Rum *optional 6 Tablespoons (88ml)
  • *replace with 6Tbs more plant milk if omitting the rum
  • 1 Recipe American Style Buttercream for roses and decor *optional
  1. Combine the sugar, plant milk, vanilla extract, rum *if using and the oil together in a large mixing bowl whisk smooth
  2. Add the banana puree and whisk smooth
  3. Add the sifted dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt) and whisk just until combined- do not overmix
  4. Pour into a greased and parchment lined cake pan(s) and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-35 minutes- this really depends on what size pans you are using!!
  5. No matter what pan size I am using I like to always check my cakes at around 15 minutes just to see how they are doing. The mini Twinkie molds didn't take longer than 15 minutes and the baby bundt cakes took closer to 25 minutes.
  6. If baking in a sheet pan 9" x 13" it will probably take close to 30 minutes to bake, just do the toothpick test or finger indent test - if the cake is springy to the touch when you gently press the centers, it is done!
  7. Prepare your buttercream recipe of choice and make your buttercream roses to be placed in the freezer until you are ready to decorate the cakes.
Cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Refrigerate for longer storage (up to 10 days) keep in airtight container
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at https://www.gretchensveganbakery.com/wacky-cake-recipe/