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Is banana bread a cake?
Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.
What is the difference between bread and cake?
Cake will generally have a high fat content from either butter, oil, or milk. Breads will taste "drier" than cake because it lacks this fat content. Cake will also have a large content of sugar compared to bread. … Leavening: Cakes will be leavened using baking soda and/or baking powder.
What can you substitute for bananas in banana bread?
One of the easiest substitutions to use in place of banana puree when making banana bread is applesauce. Applesauce and banana puree are similar in terms of sweetness and consistency. You can replace banana puree with applesauce without having to worry about adding or cutting out ingredients such as sugar or fat.
Why is my banana cake dense?
Developing the flour's gluten too much means the cake will rise beautifully in the oven – then sink (a little, or a lot) as soon as you pull it out. And the sinking cake is what makes dense, moist, gluey streaks. Lesson learned: beat butter and sugar and eggs at medium speed. Once you add flour, mix gently.