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Banana Walnut Cake

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - March 1, 2016

Banana Walnut Loaf is one of my all time favourites. It’s easy to bake and I don’t feel guilty about throwing the over ripe bananas. When I was home baking commercially, Carrot cake and this used to sell like hot ‘cakes’. I tried the variation of this with chocolate chips to get my son to appreciate it but he likes his brownies and chocolate chip cookies way too much. It makes for a very filling snack and I love it with my black tea.

Flour – 230gm

Sugar – 150gmIMG_20150528_123920

Baking Powder –  1 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon Powder – 1tsp

Eggs – 2 (room temp)

Butter – 113 gm (melted)

Ripe bananas – 3 medium size (riper the better)

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Walnuts  – 50gm

Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

  1. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients – flours, baking pwd, baking soda, granulated sugar and cinnamon powder.
  2. In another bowl mash the bananas and lightly beaten eggs, vanillas essence and melted better.
  3. Lightly mix the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the walnuts.IMG_20150528_125935
  5. Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  6. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for about 10 mins. Bake for 40-50 minutes (mine was done in about 50 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 or 9 inch baking loaf pan.

Note –

Don’t overmix the batter otherwise the cake will become chewy.

You can substitute walnuts with chocolate chips.

The batter is thick and gooey. Don’t bother if the bananas aren’t finely mashed.

Disclaimer – This is not my original recipe. I had got it from the internet 3-4 years back.

 

 

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Apple Cake with all the good things

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - February 2, 2016

I run or bake when I’m stressed. And since I haven’t been running this month, I’m back to baking quite a bit. And Apple walnut cake is something I love in winters. It is loaded with apple chunks, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon powder. The batter is thick, easy to make and barely covers all the apple chunks which have gone into it. I love it with a cup of black coffee or tea. And yes I like to believe that it makes for an excellent snack for runners. (Sorry about the picture quality, all clicked with my basic phone).

Apples – 450 gms (net weight)

Flour – 195gm

Sugar – 150 gm (granulate it post measuring)

Butter – 85 gm (use a pinch of salt in case of non-salted butter)

Eggs – 2 (room temperature)

Baking powder – 11/2 teaspoon

Vanilla Essence – 1/2 teaspoon

Cinnamon Powder – 1 teaspoon

Raisins – 50gms

Walnuts – 75gms

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Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar and cinnamon powder.
  2. Add eggs, and melted butter to the flour mixture and whisk well (I did it with the hand blender).
  3. Peel the apples and cut into bite size pieces (size of 2 square lego pieces size!)
  4. Add the apples and dry fruits. Mix well.
  5.  Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes (mine was done in about 50 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 inch square baking pan.

Note –

The batter is really thick. You will have to use a spatula to spread it evenly.  Keep all the ingredients ready before you cut the apple. You can squeeze a lime so that the apple pieces don’t get brown.IMG_20160202_153959 (1) IMG_20160202_142206

Disclaimer – This is not my recipe. I had got it from the internet 3-4 years back.

 

 

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