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Plantain Cake/ Plantain Bread

If you are a plantain lover like myself you will love this. You know sometimes your plantain for one reason or the other, your plantain may get too ripe and it might not be suitable for frying or boiling for example. This recipe will save you the wastage and you won't need to throw it away but put it to good use as you need that level of ripeness for this plantain. So next time your plantain gets too ripe (ie when the skin is black and plantain is soft) for other uses, then try out this plantain recipe! The versatility of plantain is one of the many reasons I love it!

I know you might be a bit sceptical about the taste but trust me, the plantain just gives plantain flavour to the cake. I haven't had banana cake/bread before but I guess it would be somewhat similar to that. Pair this plantain cake with a nice hot or cold drink and enjoy! I tend to enjoy mine with Masala Chai, click here for recipe for this lovely tea recipe. Right, lets get into the recipe for delicious plantain cake.



Kitchen Equipment

-Loaf Tin

- Electric Hand Mixer

-Mixing Bowls



-1 Plantain (very ripe)

-1 cup of flour

-1/2 tsp sugar

-1 egg

-4 tbsp or 57 grams of butter

- 1 & 1/2 tbsp of milk

-1 tsp baking powder

-2 tbsp Yoghurt

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 Tsp Vanilla (or any other flavour such as cinnamon, nutmeg)


1) Grease the loaf tin with butter. Then sprinkle flour in as well and make sure the pan is covered with it, then sed aside. Preheat the oven to 175 degree Celsius

2) In a bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder and then mix together with a spatula.

3) Peel the skin off the plantain, cut into medium size chunks into a bowl and then use the hand mixer or a fork to mash the plantain until smooth. You don't want a runny but a thick mixture.

4) In another bowl, add the butter & sugar and then use a hand whisk to whisk together for about 3 minutes. Then add the egg and then whisk together again. Add the vanilla extract and yoghurt then whisk together again until combined.

5)Add the mashed plantain to the whisked mixture and then mix together using a spatula. Then add the flour/salt/baking powder mixture. Mix together slightly- avoid over mixing it so that the cake won't come out tough. Add the milk in and then stir together.

6)Pour the batter into the baking tin and then smoothen the top.

7)Put the batter in the oven and then bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. To check if it's done, insert a fork into the middle and if it come out clear then it's all done. Enjoy!

Check out the reels section of my Instagram page for a quick video showing the process here.

Any questions, feel free to send an email or message on any of my social media platform.

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