Easy does it - Banana Walnut Cake
I remembered the buzz when this book was launched as the title of the book said it all... no mixer needed... all you need to do is to give the ingredients a few stirs and then you bake it! But I did not buy the book immediately then, instead, waited till the buzz died down and then I started to hunt for the book. And HUNT I really did! The book was sold out at many places and I finally found a copy (the LAST COPY) on the shelves at popular bookshop, in a shopping ctr at Novena. Even then, this book suffered the same fate as the many other recipe books I had, left at the book shelf at home, till I finally picked it up on one lazy weekends. :P
Back to the recipe....
I was afraid that the over-ripe bananas will make the cake too sweet so I reduced the amount of sugar. Also I did not have a small tube pan indicated in the recipe, and searched everywhere until I found the smallest tube pan I have at home. Still, the cake turned out quite short. But well, it did taste good! So good, that everyone had 2 helpings (I cut small slices) and the cake was gone in 1 afternoon. I did not have any buttercream on hand to decorate the cake, so I melted some white chocolate and drizzled it on and finally, sprinkled some chocolate rasps on top.
Here's the recipe, with my modfication.
What you need
- 100gm plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp soda bicarb
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 70gm castor sugar
- 80gm veg oil
- 150gm bananas (diced)
- 40gm walnut (toasted and chopped)