BANANA NUT CAKE- MY VERSION


BANANA NUT CAKE- MY VERSION
My husband loves the Banana nut loaf from Wegmans. I tried to make the same at home and it turned out pretty well. I am posting the recipe of this cake as I have used a standard recipe for the banana nut loaf. I made a few changes from the original recipe like substituting whole milk with half and half, used almonds and dry fruits instead of walnuts, and also added a teaspoon of cardamom powder. The taste of this cake was so great. We had a few slices and I packed it off to my husband’s office. It was a big hit there and he came home with an empty box :) I guess that’s the exact compliment every cook wants; empty dishes….I have not used any icing here as the cake itself was very rich. It can be had with ice cream (we did that, yum!). The picture posted here does not speak for the cake, I guess I need to improve my photography skills :(

28 comments:

Usha said...

The cake looks very inviting and tempting !

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

cake looks delicious and tempting Gita.. nice pic too. don't worry

Viki Xavier. said...

Banana cake is my favorite and looks great dear.

Laavanya said...

That looks and sounds rich & yummy. True.. the empty box says it all :)

Uma said...

Don't worry about the pic. It's just perfect, but I guess you have to turn the picture to sideways! banana nut cake is my fav. too. looks so yummy!

Yasmeen said...

Scrumptious!Banana nut cake is our favorite too.
Uma is right perhaps you could flip the picture,can be done easily with the Paint tool.

Cham said...

Ur pictu is perfect and great lighting too, except need to flip :) I am turning my head to see ur pretty cake!

Illatharasi said...

Hi Gita, thanks for visiting my blog. Samba rava is same as cracked wheat.

Cake looks too yummy:)

Priya said...

Wow gita, ur banana nut cake looks gorgeous, one of my fav..looks tempting..Prefect pic dear..

Malar Gandhi said...

No worries, picture luks great too. Few foods won't speak by look....its taste dear....I bet this tasted great. As you mentioned what you sneaked inside ur cake...it took away my mind, you made me to crave for it. I do have few stuff u mentioned in the pantry already......will give a try(I am the worst baker in the world). I am glad u didnt say anything abt icing and stuff...it scares a hell out of me...vanilla ice cream and cake, just perfect for me.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely cake..looking perfect...red channa dal is nothing but black kondakadalai

Sagari said...

cake looks soooo good gita

Sujatha said...

delicious cake Gita! Picture looks good, who said it doesn't speak ? :)

Banana nut cake is my favorite too.. but have never tried it yet.. just enjoy the store-bought one.. :) I have an eye on your fish fry too.. :) very tempting..

Kitchen Flavours said...

One of the awesome cakes dear. With all those dry fuits it will rock.

DEESHA said...

lovely cake .. loved yr version too

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I could understand well how tasty the cake should have been...Gita, one kind request,can you please send me the detailed recipe..

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, your banana cake sounds incredible!! I agree - it sounds like it's perfect just as it is - no frosting needed!

AnuSriram said...

The cake looks perfect and delicious!

Purva Desai said...

Banana with nuts in a cake sounds yummy...gita you can sent this post for Christmas feast event

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Sunshinemom said...

The picture speaks quite well for the tasty cake! It looks just perfect, Gita:)

Jaishree said...

The cake looks delicious very inviting and tempting Gita!

Adlak's tiny world said...

nice pic and good looking. no worry dear. yum yum cake....

There is something new and spl in my blog waiting for yr arrival dear....

Uj said...

Wow.. I am the worst baker I can say.. I can cook but not bake :( Can you give the detailed recipe for this please.. would love to try it!

Andhra Flavors said...

great picture. love banana cake, but never tried with nuts

SriLekha said...

looks very delicious and perfect!

Vij said...

Looks lovely! soft n fluffy.Gr8 bakin.

Vaishali said...

Gita, I couldn't agree more on the fava beans: I love their creamy texture. Combining them with methi leaves is a great idea, and it's something I ought to try soon.

SG said...

Hi Gita
I came across this post of yours , but I could not really find the recipe for this cake. Could you please share it with me?
Thanks