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. 



 Ingredients:

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




 Method:

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.

8 comments:

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

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  2. cake looks delicious and moist too

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

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

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

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

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

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