I went back asking each member – DH, MIL, FIL to know what exactly was wrong with this recipe.
DH said, there was too much of banana.
MIL said that Vegetable oil mixed with carrots & banana gave a strange smell
FIL said, bread can’t be sweet- this was my mistake as I called it bread while offering it to him
I improvised and made another cake this in microwave – this version I took to work and shared with colleagues. There were several thumbs up.
2 1/4 cups Cake flour
1 mashed banana
1 cup carrot grated
1 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup raisins (soaked in warm water)
1.5 cups Vegetable Oil (Used canola or sunflower oil if possible)
1 tspn vanila extract
1 pinch baking soda (optional)
1)Cream the oil, sugar in a large bowl.
2)Add the mashed banana and mix well
3)Drain the raisins and toss them in 1 tbsp of cake flour.
4) Add the grated carrots in the oil and sugar mixture
5) Now add the flour and mix well. Fold gently as mixing too vigorously would make it denser.
6)Add the vanilla extract and raisins.
7) preheat the oven at 200 for 5 min.
8)Reduce the temperature to 180.
9)In a lined cake tin (10 inch square tin).
10)Bake this for 25 min or until a spaghetti comes clean in the centre.
11) Remove and let it cool on a wire rack.
12)You can serve as a breakfast loaf or top with a cream cheese frosting.
My verdict was that it tastes amazing.