7.16.2012

Baby's First: Banana Chiffon Cake

My cute little nephew turned one while they were visiting us this past month. It was a time full of celebration and lots of memory-making. One of those moments was the cake smash session that we planned for our 2 one-year-olds, including naked babies, a birthday hat and candle, and of course cake!

I've been on the hunt for a good, "healthy" first-baby-cake for as long as I've been a mommy and I have finally found THE ONE --> a banana chiffon cake <-- not only good for babies, but yummy for adults too, so go ahead and give it a try!








Banana Chiffon Cake | Mini Cakes in a Can
1 banana
1.5-2 Tbsp lemon juice (to keep the banana from browning)
3 Tbsp sugar (30 grams)
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp Flour (50 grams)
2 egg whites [save the yolk for a custard or carbonara ;)]

  1. In a ziploc bag, using your fingers, mash up the banana with lemon juice until smooth with no chunks. Pour bananas to a mixing bowl, add sifted flour, and mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar and beat once more.
  3. Add 1/3 of the beaten egg whites to the banana mixture and stir. Gently fold in the rest of the egg whites until smooth (be careful not to over-mix!).
  4. Spoon mixture into 2~3 well-buttered and -floured empty soup cans (15oz size). Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and serve layered with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and bananas. 




Happy Birthday,  you sticky little one year olds! Love you to pieces!! xoxo




8 comments:

  1. OOoh sounds yummy and so easy :) Thanks for the recipe. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Hi LeeYen! How are you? Thanks so much for your comment! I hope you'll stop by often. Love your recent photography updates!

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  2. This was so much fun and the cakes were so simple, cute, and surprisingly DELICIOUS!! Thanks for the fun memories <3

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    1. Wasn't it the best vacation ever? I so wish it could have been longer. so fun. we need to chat soon. k?

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  3. gonna have to try this one. looks yummy!

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    1. totally give it a try and let me know how it turns out! Thanks for commenting :D xoxo

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  4. Hi Megumi,
    I still am a fan of your blog though I have been a slacker this Summer about reading it, and doing my own! This looks good and cute! How much do you fill the cans?

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    1. Hi Jess,
      How are you? I was wondering where you've been! lol I was happy to see a comment from you though. They always make my day!
      So for the cakes, I filled the cans maybe a couple inches-- I split the batter up evenly between the three cans. They end up being a little small and dense, but once you slice it and put cream and fruit in the layers they are a pretty good size.

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