Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ultra Soft - Walnut Banana Cake

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 
chocolate :)

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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  1. Thank you, my dear for accepting me as your taster.. your loaf of cake was "walloped" with gasps of delight... :)

  2. That certainly looks deliciously moist. Adding sour cream/yogurt adds to the lightness and moistness of most cakes, so I found out as well. I also like your version of adding ground walnuts instead. Think I'll give this a go real soon. Thanks Elin!

  3. Not fair, Claire alwiz get to taste ur yummy delicacy... Lol just kidding..... I wanna have it too.

  4. Mmmm.. banana and walnuts! Divine! The cake looks wonderfully moist!

  5. I like this recipe and the addition of ground nuts to the batter sounds fantastic. I'm looking forward to making it.

  6. I wanna try this too! I used to buy banana cake, but I don't really like it because the taste is very obvious that they are using banana essence. This recipe sounds good :)

  7. This cake certainly looks moist, soft and fluffy! I just baked an almond butter cake so can imagine how fragrant this cake is! Bookmarking for future bake:D

  8. Talk about mouth watering! This looks so yummy! Can't wait to add this to my list of "to-do's" for the holiday season! Thanks for sharing!

  9. i've seen a few bloggers making the ' ultra soft banana cake" i think must be the same one..

  10. Claire...you are welcome :)

    Ping..yea, you must try this if you love bananas :) the best I hve tried so far :)

    アンゼエリン....haha she is always the blessed one :)

    Baker Street....yesss...it is the best banana and walnut cake I have eaten :)

    Sandra...hope you will like it as much as I do :)

    Min....it is and you must try it out..I am sure you will love it !

    Jeannie...:) hope you will like it too :)

    Kimber...you are welcome and have fun making this for the festive season. I am sure your family and friends will love it:)

    Lena...make it to believe it and I am sure you too will love it. Good for your gals :)

    Christine Pantry...yes it is moist light and delicious :)

  11. I love the natural sweetness that fruits (and sometimes veggies!) give to cakes and muffins! This looks wonderful - wish I had a piece right now!

  12. This type of cake is a real people pleaser. It looks delicious and I know it would quickly disappear from my table. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  13. The Café Sucré Farine...thanks for dropping by. I am now your follower :) Love your blog with those beautiful photos and food recipe:)

    Mary...yesss, the cake is a people pleaser...it vanished faster than I anticipated :) A keeper for sure and you too, have a nice weekend :)