Banana Walnut Cake


Banana Walnut Cake is a very easy dry cake to serve with tea or coffee………

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½  cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups coarsely mashed very ripe bananas (3 large)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted and chopped

FOR GARNISH AND TOPPING

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3 dollops of cream cheese
  • 1 tbspn sour cream
  • Some walnuts

Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 350F/175°C. Butter 1 (9- by 5- by 3-inch) metal loaf pan, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.

-Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl.

-Beat together eggs and sugar in bowl of electric mixer at medium-high speed until very thick and pale and mixture forms a ribbon when beater is lifted, about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add oil in a slow stream, mixing, then mix in bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in flour mixture and walnuts gently but thoroughly.

-Pour the batter into the 19 cm round greased spring form pan, spreading evenly, and bake in middle of oven until golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer comes out clean, 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

-Cool for 10 minutes, then open the spring form.

-Mix in cream cheese, sour cream and icing sugar together. Mash and mix.

-Now with a piping bag decorate this cream on the cake and garnish with chopped walnuts.

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