Monday, 3 August 2015

Super Moist Banana Walnut Cake by #sikandalouscuisine



Set Oven 170C 

190 Grams Flour.
170 Grams Castor Sugar
100 Gram Butter
60 Ml Oil
60 Ml Milk.
2 Eggs.
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence ( I used fresh from the pods )
2 Overripe Bananas Mashed.
2 Bananas Sliced ( Decoration )
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder.
100 Grams Walnuts - Crushed and dusted with flour.

Cream butter for 4-5 minutes using a hand mixi then add sugar and cream again for a minute , then add oil and vanilla , mashed bananas , blend well , slowly add eggs and milk .
Fold in maida gently using a spatula , don't over mix , and last of all add baking powder.Pour into a greased mould , decorate on the top with banana pieces , gently pressing them half in.Bake 50 minutes , or till done . This was like amazingly light and delicious.

Tips I read online :
1.waiting until the end to mix the wet and dry goods is that many leavening agents (baking powder/soda) begin to act as soon as they get wet, and all of their leavening power will be gone by the time the goods hit the oven/griddle/whatever if they are mixed too early.
2. Take your time creaming the butter, beat/cream for at least 4-5 minutes to get lots of air into the butter. Add the sugar and beat/cream really well again.
3. Dust nuts and fruit with flour before adding to batter , they wont sink to the bottom while baking .

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