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Thursday, August 02, 2007

BANANA NUT CAKE


Ingredients :
Unsalted butter, softened - 2/3 cup
Brown sugar - 1 1/2 cups
Eggs, separated - 2 large
Mashed banana (about 2 large) - 3/4 cup
Pure vanilla extract - 1 Tsp
Yogurt- 1/4 cup
All-purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Salt - A Pinch
Baking soda - 1 Tsp
Toasted chopped pecans or walnuts - 1 cup

Method :
1) Preheat the oven to 325 F. Heavily butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
2) In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter with the brown sugar until it is smooth. Beat in two egg yolks (reserve the whites). On slow speed, add the mashed banana, vanilla, and Yogurt.
3) In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda to combine. Add to the batter, mixing slowly to just combine; do not over-mix. Stir in the nuts.
4) In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff, but not dry, peaks. Add the beaten whites to the cake batter and stir to lighten.
5)Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the edges of the cake have pulled away from the pan, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.


20 comments:

Asha said...

Banana and Walnuts are excellent together.Great breakfast!:))

Manasi said...

One huge favourite of mine!! It's been such long time I'v had one!! Gimme a slice, please!

Padmaja said...

my fav combo!!!
looks very delicious

Jyothi said...

fabulous viji. Love the combo. Even I want a slice too. Thanks for sharing.

Viji said...

Hi Asha,Its a good breakfast,it goes well with the cup of coffee in the evenings too

Viji said...

Sure Manasi,there r many,come have some:-),its my fav too.

Viji said...

Thanks Padmaja.

Viji said...

Thanks jyothi.I prepared this after 2 yrs.Its my fav too.Now my 2 yr old son loves it :-)

archana said...

I love this cake, and the combo of banana and walnuts is gr8 :)

arundati said...

banan walnut cake is one of my favourites!! looks lovely!!

Cinnamon said...

Banana and walnuts... and a cake ... yummm Iam sure it must be tasting heaven!!!!
Lovely cake.. Thanks for sharing!!!

Viji said...

Thanks Archana.

Viji said...

Its my fav too Arundati,i love the custurdy texture of the cake.

Viji said...

Thanks cinnamon,the first time I tasted it,I wanted to know the recipe and prepare it myself.And its realy yummy :-)

Cynthia said...

This is always a favourite!

Sharmi said...

That looks good. I make them but dont use eggs. pics are nice.

Viji said...

Exactly Cynthia.

Viji said...

Thanks Sharmi.I always wanted to make eggless cakes.But default eggs comes in to the cakes I make :-)

Jyothsna said...

Looks perfect Viji :)

Viji said...

Thanks Jyothsna.