Wild Boar requested for a banana cake and has been harping on it for the last few days and since we had a long weekend holiday. I decided to bake him one to seal his mouth. I am not keen to make normal basic banana cake....I wanted something more different ....more challenging and of course most raved about cake. I looked everywhere for a moist and yet fluffy banana cake recipe so that I will have my WB raving about it too :p Search and search and read on how each one is being made and finally I found one that I think will be great since the owner raved so much about it :p And truly, it was the most awesome banana cake I have eaten thus far ..truly ultra soft and the fragrance of the banana is so distinct that while it was baking in the oven...Wild Boar was walking in and out of the kitchen, asking when can he eat them ....haha I guess the aroma wafting out of the oven door was doing some havoc to his stomach.....:p I am raving about it the whole day to my buddy Claire . Wild Boar and I could not resist it helped ourselves to a big slice for our supper with a cup of hot chocolate.....yumyum to dreamland for us both !
I recalled reading a post on ultra soft banana cake from J3ssKitch3n - Sharing Treats With All . She was raving about how nice this cake is and thus I decided to make them myself and I find her method is quite different from the rest . She used ground almond ( I replaced with walnut for I prefers walnut to almond ) and added into the creamed butter mixture before adding the eggs. We normally will add in the eggs before any dry ingredients but for this once the ground walnut was added in first before the egg and I guess it helps in making the cake soft and moist ( this is my opinion ) plus of course the sour cream is the main helper in making the cake moist ! For the type of banana I used for this cake is the Pisang Mas ( Manzano Banana ) one of the common banana grown locally. Bananas contain three natural sugars ; sucrose, fructose and glucose and banana gives an instant and substainable boost of energy. Good source of potassium, fiber and approximately 6 vitamins and 11 minerals. And bananas have many health benefits ! But I know one important fact is that it is good for making cake :))
even the batter is light and fluffy....I know the cake will turn out good
light and fluffy :)
I added some walnuts on top as part decoration
for the cake
mmmmmmmmm....infact the whole cake smells good....
light and moist......yummy now I know why
Jess was raving so much about it....
I too raved about it to my buddy Claire
we could not resist this wonderful cake and had a slice each
before we went to slumberland with a hot cup of
this cake is a keeper for sure....great for the Sunday School kids :)
Walnut Banana Cake - adapted from J3ssKitch3n
6 medium size banana- mashed or puree
250 gm unsalted butter - room temperature
175 gm castor sugar
100 ground almond * I used ground walnut
4 eggs - lightly beaten
350 gm all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps baking powder
266 gm sour cream * I used yoghurt
1. Grease and line two loaf tins. Preheat oven to 170C
2. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in ground almonds, followed by eggs in 3 batches.
5. Fold in the flour mixture until well combined.
6. Fold in sour cream and lastly mashed bananas until well combined.
7. Pour batter into prepared loaf tins and bake in preheated oven for 20-30 mins
or until the skewer test comes clean.
8. Cool on wire rack completely before unmolding, cut and serve.
Enjoy , and have a nice day :)
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