banana cakeI am sure if you have kids, means you always have a lot of bananas at home!

Bananas get ripe quickly especially in Doha it’s too hot! Whenever I see some getting too ripe I use them for cake. I tried too many recipes and this one came out the best. Why? because it’s not too sweet, it allows me to use chocolate. I love to pair bananas with chocolate! This cake is a pleasure to make!

Ingredients:

  • 200g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100g toasted walnut
  • 5-6 bananas (500g)
  • 125g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt

Toast the walnut in the oven for 5 mins and keep aside to cool while preparing the batter.

Cream the butter and the sugar in a processor or by hand then add the eggs one by one. Chop the walnut medium size and add it with the mashed bananas to the batter, usually I mash them with a fork when too ripe.

Mix well and start to sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix everything together until you have a nice smooth batter.

Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for almost an hour in the middle shelf. Test the cake by poking a skewer into the middle, if the skewer comes out clean, it means your cake is ready.

It’s up to you if you want to add chocolate syrup. I melt 200 g of dark chocolate with 1 tsp of vanilla in a bowl and that’s it.

Now the fun part for my baby is when i prepare for him the banana skewers to eat with the cake. it’s a nice way to decorate the cake and please your kids.

I am sure you will get a lot of smiles and mmmm and yumms when you serve this cake