vegan banana cakeToday is a special day and I baked this cake for a very special someone.Today is Janka’s first birthday. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by! On this special occasion, I created a designed a cake that contains her favourite food – bananas – in large quantities.


  • 250 g flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 40 g sugar
  • 10 g sugar with real bourbon vanilla (I used Dr Oetker)
  • 75 ml sunflower oil
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 250 ml water
  • 300 g banana (this weight is measured without the skin)
  • 500 ml rice milk
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 50 g sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 21*25 cm baking tin with parchment paper. In a big bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and the two types of sugar. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil, orange juice and water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until lump-free.

Bake the cake for about 30 minutes and let it cool completely.

For the frosting, blend the bananas and 450 ml of rice milk until smooth. Pour it into a deep pan and start to cook it on medium heat. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch, sugar and the remaining rice milk. When it’s lump-free, add it to the banana mixture, while stirring constantly and bring it to a boil. Keep on cooking it for 1 more minute, remove it from the heat and stir it occasionally, let it cool to room temperature.

While the frosting was cooling, I cut the sponge cake to a number 1 shape with a serrated knife and transferred it to the cake board I was going to use for serving.

first birthday cakefirst birthday cakeI tucked leftover parchment paper pieces under the sponge cake so that the frosting could drip on those, instead of the cake board.

first birthday cakeI coated the cake with the frosting. After the first coat, I put the cake in the fridge so that the frosting could set a bit, then spread another layer on top. At the end, I decorated the cake with wafer flowers.

cake decoration

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