This Two Layer Apple Banana Cake can be baked as one. No need to bake the layers separately and then stack them. Cake and apple banana filling go into the tin together and you’ll still have a moist airy delicious cake. And mind you, there is a lot of filling in this cake.
The recipe of this cake has a 1:1:1:1 ratio (sugar:butter:flour:egg). Half of the batter is poured in the baking dish, then a layer of apple slices, followed by a thin layer of banana mash and then the second cake batter is poured on top of that. To finish the cake I added a layer of apricot preserve; adds shine and a little flavor.
I love making simple cakes. Don’t get me wrong; I love the complicated, artistic ones as well, but for me as the baker: I prefer to make the simple ones. I am a person who does not plan meals a long time ahead of the actual creation. I am more like “I feel like making a pie or cake, so let’s do it”. That means that I need to satisfy this feeling and at that moment a time consuming recipe with bells and whistles is not the one I usually make. The other reason, may be more fundamental, is that I am not a very experienced baker or high rise cakes with icing and decorations etc.
I like to make the more simple and still delicious and attractive ones and I also prefer to make slightly smaller versions and freezable recipes. My immediate family is a party of two, just me and my husband, so large cakes or pies are simply too much to consume.
Last thing about beautiful artistic creative cakes and pies – often they are covered in cream cheese icing and funny enough that is something I am not so crazy about. Too sweet for me. I feel that the icing often takes over the flavor of the cake, at least to my taste buds. So this Two Layer Apple Banana Cake is right up my alley. Would you like to see some other apple bakings? Check these out: my Traditional Dutch Apple Pie or an Apple Walnut Cake or Small Apple Tarts with Lemon Almond Paste.
Today I made a basic cake recipe, apple and banana that go well together and is simple and quick to make.
What’s in this Two Layer Apple Banana Cake?
As mentioned before a normal 1:1:1:1 ratio of butter, eggs, flour and sugar.
As far as apples is concerned, I used the granny smith. My go-to apple for an apple cake/pie. This apple does not mush easily, you keep slices of apples in your cake and the flavor is crisp. Something that is a nice contrast with the sweetness of the cake. This recipe also calls for banana. My advice is to use ripe banana, but stay away from the overly ripe ones; it does not taste right.
That’s all there is too it. Of course you need to cut, peel, slice, mix, pour 🙂