After making two Lemon Tarts, Mummy V decided to make some changes – from tarts to cakes!
Then I decided to make a Banana Honey Nuts Cake – Daddy Q was very happy and saying that he likes bananas… (totally irrelevant~!)
But I have to say this… Mummy V is a very very very amateur baker (3 times, to emphasise this), so I just use what I currently have to make this cake – you could surely make it prettier if you have those nice cake tins…
As always, let’s have a look at the finished cake. (The tin was a Christmas present from a friend~ Mummy V literally doesn’t really own a proper cake tin! Maybe it’s time to buy one tho…)
Unsalted butter – 90 g
Brown Sugar – 100 g
Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 0.5 teaspoon
Banana – 3
Honey – 80 g
Egg – 2
Plain flour – 215 g
Mixed Nuts – 80 g
Baking Soda – 3/4 teaspoon
Baking Powder – 3/4 teaspoon
1。Brush the tin with butter evenly, stand by
2。Bananas – remove skin and smash them then keep in the freezer the day before. Then unfrozen it – it will contain some juice/water, keep it together with banana – it will make the cake more moist
3。Mix butter, brown sugar,, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda and baking powder evenly, then add bananas from 2 in and honey, eggs in and mix all
4。Add sieved flour to mix – to sieve the flour so the final texture will be softer and smooth.
5。Break the nuts to smaller pieces (The nuts Mummy V bought were super big, and I completely forgot to break them in advance – had to take them out one by one to break!) and mix them in
* For the texture, don’t break nuts too small. It is just because the ones Mummy V got were really really big! So I kind of broke them to 1/3 – 1/4 size.
6。Add half of the mix to the tin from Step 1, and knock the bottom of the tin a few times to make the mix even. (Otherwise the cake will have lots holes in it.) Then add the other half – again, knock it a few time – if you are worried that you will damage the tin, put a cloth under while doing it.
7。Smooth the surface – but you can try to make the edge higher than the centre as the centre will often go higher after baking. Leave it to chill for 15 minutes.
8。At the same time, pre-heat the oven to 175 C (FAN)
9。Put the whole thing in the oven for 35 minutes. Test it with a toothpick – if nothing sticky coming out, remove it from the oven and let it cool down before remove the cake from the tin.
* Make sure you wait till it is cold to remove the tin and cut it – otherwise the cake will become loose.
It is a simply and yummy cake – contains fruits and nuts, without too much sugar. The sweetness mostly comes from bananas and honey – seems fairly healthy 😛
Mummy V and Daddy Q both tasted it and quite happy with it – we even brought half of it to a friend’s leaving party – everyone seems to love it! (Or just too polite to say otherwise?!)
Daddy Q feedback:
I really like this banana cake! (<– this is probably the best compliment Daddy Q could ever give!)
Mummy V note:
I like the moist texture, and smell of banana and honey. It is surprisingly easy to eat one bite after another.
But if you have babies/children younger than 5, you may want to be careful with the nuts – just in case they are choked by smashed nuts.