Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Banana Walnut Cake

A lazy sunday afternoon keeps me hooked on to my laptop browsing food blogs.  Had this  terrible urge since morning to bake a cake..but was trying to ward it off because the aftermath ( read guilt ) is killing !!…Nevertheless, I continued my hunt for some good cake recipes.

 I stumbled upon one..which had some health sneaked into it too, with a fruit and some nuts…needed just that for the urge to return …bang !!!  Evening was nearing too and I found the perfect accompaniment for a cup of coffee…This was just perfect since I had all the ingredients at home…Hubby loves bananas and there were some walnuts which have been untouched since long….Nothing better than a Banana walnut cake which would come to the rescue…wot say ?? :)

Well, hubby loved it…wants to take it to work tomorrow for in-between snacking …Not to mention, I am going to make it again….and again !!  You try it too…sure to win hearts :)

                             Banana Walnut cake

Source : happy home baking ….slightly tweaked the recipe.    

Ingredients :

Plain flour                                                       210 gms
Baking powder                                               1 tsp
Salt                                                                  1/4 tsp
Unsalted butter, softened at room                  100 gms
Granulated sugar                                            160 gms
Eggs, at room temperature                              2 large ( if there are small eggs, use 3 )
Pure vanilla extract                                         1 tsp
Ripe bananas                                                  2 large, mashed.
Walnuts                                                          75 gms, roughly chopped .
(you can lightly toast the walnuts, optional )
Method :
1.   Grease a 9 x 4 inch loaf pan or an 8 inch round pan with butter and dust with flour ( you can line it   with parchment paper but this is not necessary ). Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
2.  Sift the plain flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk together and keep aside.
3.  Beat together butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
4.  Add one egg at a time and beat again.
5.  Next, add the vanilla extract, mashed ripe bananas and mix together.
6.  Gently fold in the flour mixture until well incorporated.
7.  Lastly, mix in the chopped walnuts, reserving a few for sprinkling on top.
8.  Pour the batter in the greased pan,sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top and bake for about 40 - 45 mins or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
9.  Let the cake cool in the pan.
10. Then, gently remove it from the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing it.
      Enjoy with your afternoon tea / coffee.

Linking this recipe to “Healthy breakfast “ event hosted by Nandoo’s kitchen

and to “Bake fest “ hosted by Palachinka flagged off by Vardhini of Cook’s joy 


  1. this cake looks so very delicious and tasty.Thankyou for linking it to Lets cook with nuts event.

  2. Thanks Nayna…Do try it and let me know how you like it :)

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  5. This looks delicious. Love these ingredients

  6. Thanks for stopping by Rey :) Glad you loved the recipe…do try this cake :)

  7. Banana Walnut cake looks delicious. Thanks for linking this to my breakfast event. Looking for more yummy recipes like this.

    On-going event: healthy breakfast