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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eggless Banana and Walnut Cake:

Saturday ! the weekend began. Also mom is leaving for her hometown for about 2 weeks !!! so i decided to bake this cake and surprise her. This amazingly springy tasty and original cake is a recipe by arati. This recipe is so simple and easy the make that i kept wondering where the hell was i going so wrong with all my experiments earlier :S. Anyways, here is one amazingly simple and awesome recipe. With picture courtsey me!!

A beautifully baked cake

It actually sliced perfectly !! i am so proud of myself !

An amateur attempt at food presentation!

Note: Please follow the instructions closely, a small mistake also makes huge difference in the quality of cake.


Maida -> 185gms
Baking Soda -> 1/2 tsp (level)
Baking Powder -> 1/2 tsp (level)
Salt -> 1/4 tsp (level)
Oil -> 75 ml
Curds -> 75 ml
Flax Seed Powder -> 1 tbsp
Powdered Sugar -> 185 gm ( can be replaced with Jaggery :)
Walnuts -> 1/4 Cup (Grind it coarsly)
Vanilla Essence -> 3/4 tsp
Banana -> 3/4 Cup ( Pureed in Mixer without water)

Pre Preparation:
Mix Flax seeds powder in 3 tbsp water and whisk for 1 min

Line the 8" circular baking tray with butter paper ( greasing is optional)


Sieve Maida, Salt, Baking powder and Baking soda together

In a different pan mix oil, curd, sugar, Pureed banana, vanilla essence, flax seeds mixture and blend well.
Now add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend till it combines.

Note: Do not over blend, this results in a hard cake.

Stir in the walnuts.

Pour the mixture into the lined baking tray. Tap the tray lightly 2 times to get out the bubbles if any.

Bake for 30 min at 180 degree. or till light brown and springy on the top.

Note: Wait for the cake to cool down before trying to remove it from the Baking tray.

Note: This cake tastes best if left to sit for about 12 hours.