I really wasn't happy with how this recipe had turned out when I made it a few days ago. As I mentioned at the time, I found it gummy and rather blah. It was bugging me, despite the fact that my son, who I made it for, liked it, liked it enough to ask for it in his lunch again today.
I made it again anyways.
This time I made two changes to the batter, adding cinnamon to it and adding a handful of dried banana chips that I crumbled up. Then I baked the cake for about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for.
The change was dramatic. The cake was not only darker, I found it lighter in height. The flavor of the banana was enhanced, better. Occassionally you get a crunch from the banana chips, but mostly they seemed to melt into the cake, further enhancing the banana taste.
This was a much better bread, one that I wouldn't hesitate to make again for an occassion where allergies weren't a problem, it was that good.
I'm glad I decided to listen to my instinct to remake this cake.
Posted by Jenny at 4:13 PM