Friday, 30 March 2012

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

All over the world Christmas cakes are made in too many ways, in general cakes are variations on the fruitcake. Cakes can be spongy, light, moist, dry, heavy, dark, leavened, or unleavened.

Walnut Banana

Banana Cake

Ideal teatime cake with the goodness of whole-wheat flour.

Preparation Time : 40 minutes

Cooking Time : 50 minutes

Servings : 6


Whole wheat flour 1 cup

Refined flour 1 cup

Ripe bananas, mashed 3 medium

Walnut kernels, chopped half cup

Baking powder 1 and half teaspoons

Salt a pinch

Cinnamon powder half teaspoon

Nutmeg powder a pinch

Butter 300 grams

Brown sugar 2 cup

Vanilla essence 2 teaspoon

Eggs, whisked 5

Milk 4 tablespoons


- Preheat oven to 200 C.

- Grease and line a nine-inch by four-inch loaf tin.

- Sieve whole wheat flour, refined flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.

- Cream butter and brown sugar together in a bowl till light. Add mashed bananas, vanilla essence and mix.

- Beat eggs with a hand blender till light and fluffy.

- Add one third of the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Add one third of the beaten eggs and mix with a light hand. Again add one third of the flour and one third of the eggs and mix. Add the remaining flour, walnuts and the remaining eggs and mix.

- Add milk to literal, the consistency of the batter.

- Put the batter into the prepared tin and place it in the preheated oven. Bake at 200 C for 40 minutes.

- Check if it is done by inserting a skewer. If it comes out clean it is done. If not, keep the tin back in the oven and bake for other 10 to 15 minutes.

- Cool it before cutting into slice

Enjoy by serving this cake hot or cold.

Christmas Cake


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