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Feb 11

Banana Walnut cake

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One of my favourite things to eat is Banana bread. Have been wanting to bake a banana bread since ages. Since my cousins were visiting India, I made a cake to welcome them. As usual Nidhi (http://soulandspicebox.com/boozy-rum-cup-cakes/) came to my rescue with a recipe. Threw in a surprise element of peanut butter chips.

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Nidhis recipe is mentioned below minus the addition of rum

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cups

Baking powder – 2 tsp

Cinnamon –1 tsp

Oil – ¾ cup

Bananas -2 ripe (mashed)

Walnuts -1/4 cup (chopped)

Brown Sugar – 1 cup

Eggs – 2

Peanut butter chips – 1/4 cup

Salt – 1 pinch

1) Pre heat the oven to 180 C and place a greased baking tray in the center rack of the oven.
2) Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
3) In a large bowl, whip the eggs and brown sugar till you get a smooth batter.
4) Gradually add the oil and keep beating the batter with your hand blender.
5) Add the mashed bananas to the batter. Whip the batter for 1 minute.
6) Gradually add the dry ingredients and fold it in. Don’t over beat the batter.
7) Add the chopped walnuts and peanut butter chips and mix it well to ensure they are well coated.
8) Pour the batter into cake mould and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 C for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean