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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Banana & Walnut Cake (Eggless)


Hi all, recently upgraded to a DSLR (finally!!!!!!) and also crossed my 1500 likes on Facebook page, so double celebrations time. Hence thought to prepare some sweet and therefore prepared Banana & walnut cake. Being baking a new passion, I always try to get more eggless recipes as these can be followed by both non-vegetarian and vegetarian friends :))))


Its just two days I got my new camera and working on it. Goshh!!!!!!! its so difficult & complicated to work with, but I am pretty sure will overcome it and share upgraded pics soon with you guys.


Talking about the cake now ;), its supermoist as I used oil and yoghurt, Its light & spongy. Full of flavours of Banana, cinnamon. As coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate in the same manner cinnamon also enhances the flavour of banana. I have used the over-ripped bananas here (those which have large black spots on the skin). Actually these bananas are more sweeter and gives very nice flavour to cakes, smoothies. So no more throwing of those dark colored bananas :)). Walnuts & bananas are a great combination together, walnut gives a very nice crunch to the cake. So guys with so many goodness why are we waiting then ????? Lets quickly run through the ingredients following the method :))))

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Ingredients :
I have divided the ingredients list in two parts- the dry & wet ingredients. This way it will be easy for you to follow.
Dry ingredients: 
  • All Purpose flour/Maida/Plain flour - 1 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - a generous pinch
  • Walnuts - 1/4 cup (roughly chopped)
Wet ingredients :

  • Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  • White granulated sugar - 2 tbsps
  • Thick Yogurt - 1/4 cup (at room temperature)
  • Vegetable Oil - 1/4 cup 
  • Banana - 2 medium sized (overripped)
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp (optional- I didn't add it)
Method :
  • First preheat the oven at 180°C. Grease & flour the baking tin, if you want, line with parchment paper/Butter paper.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients together atleast 3 times and keep aside, this give more aeration in the flour and helps in making the cake light.
  • Now mix in a couple of tbsps of flour with the walnuts and coat well, this will prevent sinking walnuts. Keep aside.
  • In other bowl mix oil + sugar + yogurt + Vanilla essence (if adding). Also add mashed bananas. After they are well combined add the dry ingredients and fold in gently. Also add the flour coated walnuts.
  • Pour the batter in tin.
  • Bake it on the middle rack for 40-50 mins or unless a tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Mine took exactly 45 minutes. But keep checking after 35 minutes as every oven vary as per the power :)
  • When done, take it out and give a rest of 2 minutes in the tin, then demold and cool on a cooling rack.
  • Once completely cooled, cut into slices and these can be stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days. You can also enjoy it my way - warm slice with vanilla ice cream :)) 
Note : 
  • If you don't have brown sugar simply replace it with white one. 
  • You can omit cinnamon if that's not your taste. You can add green cardamom powder instead.
  • You can adjust the amount of sugar as per the sweetness of bananas or your taste.
  • Also you can adjust the walnuts quantity as per the liking, or completely omit it. 
Please do share your experiences and feedback with me in the below section of comments or on my Facebook page. I too have a You Tube channel please do visit for all the video recipes. All the links mentioned below :) 


Thanks & Happy Baking
Priyanka :)))

48 comments:

  1. Wow this looks yummy...surely gonna try it

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    1. Thanks Nikita :), do try and pls share you experiences with us :)

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    2. Hey this looks so yummy & easy to bake!! Will get back to ya with my cake photo, hope it turns out grt. Are you fb too? We wud luv to see ur recipes in the groups, yummy in tummy & rasoi

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    3. Hey this looks so yummy & easy to bake!! Will get back to ya with my cake photo, hope it turns out grt. Are you fb too? We wud luv to see ur recipes in the groups, yummy in tummy & rasoi

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    4. I tried it and it came out exactly as per your photo of the cake ... was liked by all... Thankyou for Sharing the recipe

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  2. Can we use the same recipe batter in cupcake moulds?
    And will the time to bake be the same?

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    1. Yes Sanya off course, but cooking time will vary. It might take just 25-30 minutes. For complete cupcake recipe please visit my cakes n bakes section in the above tab.

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  3. Hi priyanka. ...was really inspired by the way u explained d recipe along vid the amazing pic....just followed ur recipe and ......viola !!!! Amazing cake...appreciated by hubby ...thanx dear...

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    1. Waaow Preeti that's really nice :) if you want you can share ur cake pics on my Facebook page :), would love to share with other people :)

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  4. Hey! great to discover your blog Priyanka through kitchen tips fbgroup. ..its a mine of recipes

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  5. Cn I use cooker instead of oven nd instead of maida I cn use crushed parle biscuit. Nd instead of soda I cn use eno

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    1. Hi Pooja,
      Yes instead of oven we can use cooker. But have no idea about the biscuit powder. If you want to make it healthy then you can use whole wheat flour. Using parle biscuits is a nice idea, will try it some time and share with u :). Also heard people using Eno instead of baking soda/meetha soda, but never tried.

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  6. If der is no oven cn v use cooker. Instead of maida ny other option or crushed parle biscuit. Is soda compulsory

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  7. Hey Priyanka, I tried the cake today and it turned out to be perfect. Earlier I used to hate cinnamon and was reluctant to add it to the cake. But finally I added it and don't regret that decision :) just loved that flavor. Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. My pleasure Priyangi, glad that you liked it :)

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    2. Hi..new here..Your recipes don't look complicated..i had more than few successful attempts at baking but never with yogurt/buttermilk...Would like to try this and see the outcome..if i want to what are the replacements for egg version?

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  8. Hi Priyanka.. recently found your blog..can we use microwave instead of oven?

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    1. Shaveta do you have convection mode in your Microwave ?

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  9. Hii Priyanka.. It looks like a yummy recipe :) and thanks for taking of vegetarians like me :)

    Well I am new to baking so have some basic queries -

    1. I have an OTG - what will be temperature settings with that?
    2. Can i use whole wheat flour instead of maida?

    Thanks in advance !

    Liked your blog. Will keep visiting here..

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    1. Thanks Ridhi, In otg as well the setting will be same, as mentioned in the recipe :)
      You can use whole wheat flour, I am not pretty sure about the taste, or you can go for 50-50 options :)

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    2. Hii Priyanka !! I attempted to bake this cake - once with wheat and once with maida.. I tasted well with wheat too..

      But both the times, when i took out the cake (after the tooth pick came out clean) and turned it over a plate the bottom of the cake stuck to the pan while rest came out.. I found out that it was 10% "kacha" below. I dont know what went wrong - my way of handling it or something wrong with OTG?

      Please help. Thanks a ton !

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  10. Hi Priyanka
    I am new to your blog. Really nice one.
    I was wondering if you have a PIN icon for your recipes that way i can easily pin them for use later.
    Also I have a suggestion if you can have a print icon too so its easier to print the recipes.
    I had a copy paste this recipe on a word doc .. but a print option would be fantastic !
    Thanks

    - Rupa

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    1. Thanks for a great idea will definitely add in soon

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  11. Hi priyanka

    Instead of maida can we use self rising flour

    Myrah

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    1. Hi Myrah,
      Sorry for the late reply, these days I am travelling a lot.
      Yes you can use self rising flour, just omit baking powder from the recipe.

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  12. What can I substitute the yogurt for? Maybe heavy whipping cream or condensed milk? I'm in USA

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  13. Great recipe. Tried twice turned out great both times. Once I added coffee as I didn't hav cinnamon. Added almonds and raisins instead of walnuts the other time. Also I added only white sugar as didn't have brown one. It's been loved by everyone in the family. Thank you for this no fail recipe.

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  14. Loved your receipe. Gonna try tomorrow.

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  15. I recently saw your you tube video of this cake..your video as well as blog is amazing..I rarely make eggless cake..I didn't add yogurt to any cake in my life...its my first time I add yogurt in my cake..All the ingredients mentioned are already there in my cake...I baked this cake today..To my surprise,cake is indeed moist and tastes yummy...I added chopped dates in cake too...Its much better than egg version cake..

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  16. Hello dear.i too tried this cake n it came out so well.everyone enjoyed it .thanks for accurate recipe.stay blessed

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  17. Yummy...... Thanks a lot for the easy recipe!!

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  18. Priyanka I must say this is one of the easiest and yummiest recipe ever..its such a hit in my family and friends..and i tried this first time 2 weeks ago and since then I have already made it thrice esp my husband and mother in law eat only eggless dry cakes this was great..Thanks a lot and stay blessed...Am sure to try all ur other recipes as well... :-)

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  19. Hello Priyanka.......thnx for the recipe .........I baked the cake single handedly......without any help from my wife........she was surprised to see my cake come out so well !!! It's an awesome feeling !!!

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  20. Hi how many kg cake will this come out to be be , and what's the tin size to be used

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  21. Hi Priyanka,
    I made this cake with whole wheat flour,came out well. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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  22. Tried this recipe just now
    Awesome results
    Yummiest fluffier cake I ever baked!
    Thank you Priyanka:)

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  23. Nice and descriptive. Love to make this

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  24. Hey let me know tht can I make this in microwave,n at wht degree, plzzz let me know,,,I have microwave convection option also !!

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  25. Hey can you Please tell if it can be made in microwave and anf wjat temp please as i do not own an ovem

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  26. Hi ..my otg was sleeping till seeing this cake .my favourite cake .made 4 times since last Sunday .came out well ..Priyanka I owe to u ...please tell me how to do icing with out beater .i have only hand beater ..want to bake a Black Forest for my kids

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  27. I prepared the cake by your recipe turned out great first time... thanks

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  28. I prepared the cake by your recipe turned out great first time... thanks

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  29. omg...i tried ds recpe and it cme out very well n its declicous.....thq....:)

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  30. Hi Priyanka.. Your recipe for the cake has been the best. Made it so many times and it has come out perfect always and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My friend and family really like the cake..

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  31. Hi Priyanka

    This was the first time i have ever tried a cake. I made this one, specially for my husband and he loved it. thank you so much.
    I must say i love you cooking style. i have seen numerous videos online but yours was the simplest to follow... :)

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  32. Since calories banana have always been the standard gauge of a “diet” food, perhaps you would like to know how many are in a banana.

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  33. Turned out yummy, thanks!

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