Today 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.
I 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.