Originally Posted by joesfolk
[...] there is nothing so yummy looking as a well crowned banana bread (cake) with that big old inviting looking crack down the middle. For my money that is what it's supposed to look like. Sort of rustic. I don't know why but if that crack isn't there something in my head tells me it just isn't going to taste as good.
Haha, I totally agree!! I love it when they come straight out the oven all cracked and steaming.
Plus if they're really moist and lovely they crumble to bits anyway.
But the cracks do make them difficult to ice (royal icing esp) for decorated birthday cakes.