Baby food,  Baking

Steamed Brown Sugar Banana Cake

This cake came about because of two bananas. Two overriped, speckled bananas which were too mushy to eat on its own but perfect for cakes. Cbb has also developed a new obsession for steamed cakes, so this naturally was our after-school adventure!

My little girl helped me with sifting the flour and spooning the brown sugar, and she also decided she wanted blueberries in there. You could totally add chocolate chips if you want, or leave them out all together. This cake is super easy to make and quite fail proof I would say. It’s a perfect activity to do with your little one!

I steamed this in my Panasonic steam oven (the one with a lot of functions), but you could do it over the stove too. If steaming over the stove, be sure to wrap the wok/pan lid with a piece of cloth during steaming, to prevent condensation from dripping all over the cake when you lift the cover.

I used brown sugar in this recipe, but you could use regular caster sugar as well. Enjoy!

Steamed Brown Sugar Banana Cake (
Makes one 7″ round cake

What you need:

2 large eggs (60-65g)
100g brown sugar
130g self raising flour, sifted
2 medium ripe bananas
Handful of blueberries (optional)
2 tablespoons neutral flavoured oil (I use rice bran oil)


Preheat your steamer or steamer oven.

With a handheld or stand mixer, beat eggs on medium speed till foamy, then add sugar in two batches. Continue beating till eggs and sugar turn pale, then turn up speed to medium-high and beat till soft peaks form (about 5 minutes).

Add the mashed bananas and blueberries (if using) into the egg mixture and mix lightly. Fold in the flour with a spatula in three batches, taking care as much as possible not to deflate the egg whites.

Lastly, add in the oil and give it a quick fold to incorporate.

Steam on high heat for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre runs clear.

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