Another Banana Cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup All Purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (Atta)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup crushed jaggery
  • 4 tablespoons coconut water or coconut milk
  • 2 medium sized, very- ripe bananas
  • ½ cup yoghurt (homemade dahi)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter or canola oil plus some more for greasing baking tin
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or mixed nuts
  • few thin slices of banana, tbsp of sugar, pinch of cinnamon powder and poppy seeds (optional) to sprinkle over the top for decoration, before baking

Cooking Instructions

Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) square pan or a loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350F (180 C).
Directions

Sift together in a bowl the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a mixer, put in the bananas, jaggery, coconut water and yoghurt. Blend into a fine puree.

In a large bowl, place the melted ghee. Add the puree into this along with vanilla essence.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and stir in the wet ingredients with a spatula until almost mixed.

Add in the nuts and stir until just combined, but don''t overstir: stop when any traces of flour disappear.

Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan - top with banana slices nicely arranged, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon with some poppy seeds over the top and bake for 40 minutes, or until the center feels lightly-springy and just done.Cool on a wire rack.
  

12 Mar 2011     784 views     NON-Vegetarian       Bakeries > Cakes

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