Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Banana Gula Melaka Cotton Cake


After baking Pandan Cotton Cake, I had 120ml of coconut milk left. I did not have any other use for the coconut milk and not wanting it to go to waste, I baked another cake.

Since there were two very ripe bananas in the pantry, my banana cotton cake was born hee..hee..


Just for something different, I used gula melaka (coconut sugar) in place of caster sugar. I grated the gula melaka and dissolved it in the coconut milk.

The smell was wonderful, immediately evoking thoughts of cendol or pengat pisang.

After I placed my cake pan into the oven, to my horror, I realized that I forgot to add coconut oil into the batter. Arrrrrrrrrrgghhhh!!!!

Too late. This happened to me before when one of my ingredients missed the bus. 


To pacify myself, I reckon that the coconut milk would more than compensate for the lack of oil since I used used more than the usual amount (120ml instead of 80ml).

This time, I inverted the cake (hence the markings from the cooling rack on the top of my cake) and prayed hard that the lack of oil would not significantly affect the cake.

Thankfully, the cake turned out nice and moist and fluffy and you would not notice the lack of oil. However, it lacked the fragrance of coconut which would have been present had I not missed the coconut oil.


I also noted that 70g of gula melaka was too little as my cake was not sweet enough. I reckon 100g-120g would be better for taste and added aroma.


Banana Gula Melaka Cotton Cake
Recipe source : Phong Hong

Ingredients :

Egg Yolk Mixture
- 5 egg yolks
- 130g bananas, mashed
- 120g gula melaka, grated
- 120ml coconut milk (please omit oil if using the amount)*
- 50ml extra virgin coconut oil (add this if you are using only 80ml of coconut milk)*
- 70g flour, sifted

Egg White Mixture
- 5 egg whites

Method :

Egg Yolk Batter
1. Dissolve the gula melaka in the coconut milk.
2. Beat the egg yolk together with the coconut/gula melaka mixture and coconut oil (if using).
3. Add flour bit by bit and fold until incorporated.
4. Add mashed bananas and stir to mix. Set aside.

Egg While Mixture
1. Using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks.

To complete the cake :
1. Take 1/3 of the egg white mixture and fold into the egg yolk batter until evenly mixed.
2. Pour the egg yolk batter into the remaining egg white mixture and fold until evenly mixed.
3. Pour batter into a lined 9" square pan and steam bake at 140C for 55 minutes until the top of the cake is browned and dry to the touch.

*Note : Using 120ml coconut milk + 50ml oil will result in a batter that is too wet. So it is either 120ml coconut milk only OR 80ml coconut milk + 50 ml oil. Tried and tested.

32 comments:

  1. Wow..kek ni betul2 fusion ni..semua element saya suka..kek pisang,tektur ala2 cotton ciskek gebu gebas tu..ada lak gula melaka..walaweiii sedap bangat ni

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    1. Sedap ni, Lina. Ala2 ujikaji gitu hah..hah..

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  2. Wah nampak soooooooo lembut!

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    1. Very lembut, MamaFaMi. I eat and eat and eat...

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  3. wow! another cake! you mean you have baked this cake many times to test out the amount of oil and coconut milk! good for you! thanks for the recipe. i prefer banana taste to coconut so if use coconut oil can still taste the bananas?

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    1. I baked another one with santan+oil and it was too wet. But still taste good :)

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  4. More wow today, texture look so fluffy, lack of manis tu no hal la, lets more sweet in smile, boleh?
    I like this kind of cake, and pandan cake before also nice, instead yg ada cream2 all that, tak suka.

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    1. Simple2 macam ni better kan, ticer? PH also don't like those yang ada icing.

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  5. Another yummy cottony cake you have baked!

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  6. Looks yummy. How i wish i can having this cake now for my breakfast 😊

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    1. Cake for breakfast? I like that! hee..hee..

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  7. Guess I came late liao, too late to grab a piece for my tea break later, hehe...

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  8. Just had my dinner and now feel like eating something sweet.... wish I could have not one piece but few pieces of your banana gula melaka cotton cake!

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    1. hee..hee...this one can eat many pieces due to the cottony texture.

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  9. I was wondering what those line markings were. Maybe next time invert onto a flat surface? Compared to the pandan cotton cake, I don't think it rose any significant amount to be noticeable. Maybe next time no need to invert even...hehe! ;)

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    1. Actually, you are right. It still shrank quite a bit even when inverted. >.<

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  10. Another cotton cake, PH... Your Cake Week is not over YET, huh?

    One or two years ago or maybe months ago, I planned to make Japanese cotton cake and as you already knew, I still plan to do so ^_^

    Please don't up another cotton cake entrylah, PH. Who knows out of sudden my plan becomes reality in one or two days! Haihhh! Nak fikir pun malas!

    Eh, where can buy the best cotton cake, pandan or whatever flavourlah! ^_^

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    1. hah..hah..funny lah you, MD.... I sawan cotton cake. I think you can get cotton cake at Lavender.

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  11. I bet the coconut milk would give it a nice flavour.

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  12. every week is cake week. how nice. hihihi

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  13. I love everything with Gula Melaka and normally I'll request for more for my cendol or ABC :P

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    1. Oh yes, cendol must have lots of gula Melaka :)

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  14. Clap! Clap! Before I talk and ngap your cake, I must praise you for the excellent photography colour and good contrasts using the perfect blend of props. This is how advertising man talks, LOLOL

    Hola!I am always drinking hot coffee when I read blogs. Your beautifully baked cake is the perfect timing for me to download now and eat. I can imagine its fragrance with the gula melaka and mashed bananas!! Ho chiak la.

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    1. hee..hee..thank you yah... My photography still needs a lot of improvement. Gula Melaka is something fantastic. Also very nice for cooking.

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  15. Your cake looks good even with the marking of the cooling rack. Coconut milk and gula melaka are great combination. If only I can reach out and take 1 or 2 pieces of your cake to enjoy! Lol!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy :) I enjoyed this cake even though it was barely sweet.

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  16. Lama i dah tak membakinglah LL. Tunggulah mood tu sampai. Tahun depan ke haha....

    Tengok gambar ni, nampak menggoda, tak tahan ah I..

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    1. Dulu masa LL terjah blog Hainom, ada nampak baking satu post aje. Betul ke? hah..hah...

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