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Vegan Birthday Banana Cake

Vegan Birthday Banana Cake

April 18, 2020



Banana Birthday Cake Recipe!

I made this to celebrate Berkano's 3rd year running this amazing business and it was eaten up VERY quickly by our staff!

I have layered two cakes in my photo so if you want to make the “double” layered cake, make TWO times the CAKE recipe!!! :)


BANANA CAKE RECIPE: (Makes One of the layers)

2 cups Flour

1 ½ tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Salt

1 cup Sugar

¼ cup Oil

3 Large Ripe Bananas

¼ cup Soya Milk

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


LEMON BUTTER CREAM ICING

¾ cup Olivani* (other plant-based spread)

3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

4.5 cups Icing Sugar

¼ tsp Colouring* (we used Blue) 


BAKING THE CAKE:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180, I cooked mine for 25 minutes (my oven is average) so it may be faster with a newer model - bake until golden brown/and a skewer comes out clean :)
  2. Mash banana and add all wet ingredients into a bowl.Once these are mixed together, combine wet and dry together. 
  3. Line two baking tins with baking paper OR spray with cooking oil. Place mixture into two cake tins and place either on one baking rack (if oven permits) or one in the middle of the oven and one at the top - if layering them make sure you rotate the cakes after 15 minutes to give an even bake!
  4. After 25 minutes, stick one with a skewer - if it comes out clean then they are ready - just to be sure I would stick the other one too to make sure they are both done. 
  5. Leave for 30 minutes to cool and remove from cake tins and set aside until cold.
  6. Once cold, I made sure the cakes were “flat” on the top so that I could layer them on top of each other for a more square effect, do this by cutting off the top piece with a serrated knife. Once flat, you can make the icing!

ICING THE CAKE:

  1. Combine all icing ingredients apart from the colouring and mix until thick - it should be thick enough that it stays erect when piping. 
  2. If you want the same colour icing throughout then there’s no need to separate the mixture. If you want different colours on the bottom layer, separate about ⅓ of the icing and colour it with what you like, a drop at a time - don’t add too much food colouring, you only need a little!
  3. Once you have your desired colours, begin by spreading the icing over the bottom layer and then the top. ⅔ of the icing will be used to spread over the cake - the remaining is piped on, with which even attachment you like! Cake should last 5 days in the fridge covered* We ate it within 2 days haha so I am not sure.