As a child, one of the sweetest baking memory I had is with my father. You see, my Abah LOVES everything bananas, and is very fond of my Mom's banana cake. I remember that I always helped Mom in the kitchen to make this particular banana cake that Abah loves. So one day, Abah came home early from work and asked me whether we have some cake at home. Mom was still at work and Abah was really craving for the banana cake and couldn't wait for Mom to come home.
So what did we do? We made the cake all by ourselves! Now, I was still a kid at the time, probably around 10 and my Abah isn't the kind of dad who knows his ways around the kitchen. I couldn't remember the exact recipe so we just kinda winged it, haha. Threw in a bunch of bananas, flour, sugar, eggs and milk into the oven, and whaddya know? The cake came out even better than Mom's!
We had quite a laugh over this, and Mom is always so 'bengang' when we remind her that Abah makes a better banana cake, even if it's just for that one time! Of course, we could never replicate the recipe, but the memory of it remains :)
Here's my banana cupcake - also made with the same 'just wing it' attitude.
Kept the recipe pretty simple. But the frosting is cream cheese, moderately so. Just a tiny hint of cheese. Topped with caramelized banana.
Very soft texture & very much bananary. I'm sure that's not even an actual word, but I've heard it being used before. On AFC I think, that makes it legit :D