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Banana Walnut Cake

Sunday, November 15, 2009





It seems that i’ve fallen in love, ( with bananas, that is ), most of the time the desserts i’ve baked has bananas in it. It looks as if  i have an obsession with bananas and couldn’t do without them for long period of time. Haha. The truth is; Dad will buy some bananas back for our fortnightly praying and he always likes to buy banana. However, after the praying, nobody wanted to eat those bananas, except me and him, and between the two of us, we couldn’t finish them in time before they became overripe. Those poor things will then grow uglier and uglier ( their skin will develop black spots all over ) day after day, until they were totally ineligible.

So, in order not to let them go to waste, i turn those ugly buggers into delicious desserts, which my other family members will eat then. Hmm… Seems to me that they are a bit spoilt.

Anyway, this time round, i’ve chosen to bake a simple banana cake which always goes well in the family. I find that most store-bought banana cake are dry and dense in texture and they are usually too oily for my taste. In contrast, the banana cake that i’ve baked is soft and fluffy. The texture is similar to that of a sponge cake while the banana flavour is still intense. Personally, i have to say that my banana cake is better ( hehe ).













The original recipe is actually doubled and  ment for a 8″ round cake pan and it requires almost an hour to bake them. Thinking to save time and electricity, i halved the amount and baked them in small cake cups. This greatly reduced the baking time and the little cakes came out cute.




Banana Walnut Cake

( makes 8 little cakes )



80 g                    butter, softened

70 g                    sugar

1                           egg

110 g                  cake flour

1/2 tsp              baking powder

1/4 tsp              bicarbonate of soda

110 g                  banana, mashed ( ≈ 1 medium banana )

50 g                    plain yoghurt

1/4 tsp              banana essence

40 g                    roasted walnuts, chopped



1.    Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.

2.    Add in egg and beat until creamy and well blended.

3.    Add in yoghurt,mashed banana, banana essence and mix well.

4.    Fold in sifted cake flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and chopped walnuts

        and mix gently. Do not overmix.

5.    Pour in cake mould and arrange walnuts on top.

6.    Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.

7.    Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool.



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