Thursday, 10 October 2013

Banana Walnut Cake- Eggless by Chance

Accidentally eggless...yes, that's what happened last week. 
Once when I read one of my friend's status that she had forgotten to add eggs, I was shocked thinking how could she forget such an important ingredient while baking. I thought it was ridiculous until I did the same mistake last week. This recipe calls for mixing up all the ingredients together and so I didn't realise my mistake. It was about 15 minutes later, when I was cleaning my kitchen that I found the eggs which I broke into a cup lying on the kitchen counter. I was feeling so helpless and regretted on the fact that I didn't give my son those bananas when he wanted to eat them saying he would be getting those baked into cakes by evening. :( 

I was standing near the oven for the next 30 minutes ,peeping into it every 5 minutes. The cake started rising and I was relieved. The aroma of the banana getting baked was just awesome. I took anticipatory bail from kids saying the cake wouldn't turn as delicious as it should be . They were a bit disappointed. But to my surprise, it turned out delicious. The texture was awesome and the flavor superb! I was thinking if I would've added eggs, then would it have been tasted even better? I don't know.I then decided to post this recipe here and ran to take my cam for the click. 


All purpose flour 2 cups
Sugar 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 3/4 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Bananas 3 medium
Buttermilk 1/2 cup (click here for substitution)
 Shortening/Butter 1/2 cup
Eggs 2 (completely optional)
Vanilla 1 tsp
 Walnuts 1 cup


Grease and flour 23 cm baking pan. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add the bananas ,buttermilk, butter, eggs(if using) and vanilla. Beat until well combined . Please don't overmix which may result in dense cake. Mix in the walnuts. Pour this batter into the pan. Bake at 170 C for 35-40 minutes.

I decided to take this to Potluck-party-cyber-style hosted by Jagruti where we celebrate virtual picnic with dishes brought in by the group members.


  1. Very delicious and moist cake!!!happy to follow you!!!

  2. cake looks delicious and moist too

  3. I'm not a great fan of egglees bakes, but this cake looks so soft & moist. Wonderful cake!
    Following you via GFC :)

  4. Seriously i love this kind of eggless,fruit based cake. Would love a piece any time.

  5. Which bananas did u use? Those Philippines ones?

  6. Which bananas did u use? Those Philippines ones?

  7. Philippino banana give nyc flavor..use ripe ones