A colleague passed me some walnuts and though I am not a fan of walnuts, I didn’t want to waste them and so I decided to bake the good old banana walnut cake and bring half to a party. This is a very versatile recipe and chocolate chips can be added for chocolate lovers.
Here’s the recipe.
(Bakes a 7 inch square tin)
- 270g top flour
- 250g unsalted butter at room temperature
- 240g bananas, mashed
- 140g light brown sugar
- 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- About 2 bananas, sliced for decorations
- Preheat the oven at 160 degrees and line a 7 inch square tin with baking paper.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar till light a fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add the sifted flours in 3 additions, folding in gently with each addition. Add the mashed banana and walnuts and fold till just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and decorate the top with sliced banana.
- Bake in preheated over for about an hour and test if the cake is baked by inserting a skewer into the middle of the cake and if the skewer comes out clean, the cake is done.
- Cool on wire rack and an unmould and let cool completely before slicing into it.
It’s a moist and lovely cake.