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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Banana Cake


I love eating banana but with so much to go around and I'm the only who loves to eat it here  -__-'' there are always some few pieces left  . So after few days and tired of eating it everyday , I just ignore it and when there are some brown polka dots on them , it's time to bake it . The chocolate layer cake that I've been dreaming of ,will take a back seat , for now tsk !

Baking , I guess is the main purpose behind buying a bunch of banana  hahaha

This is a cupcake recipe but I baked it in a cake pan .


Recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

My substitution in red ( I halve the recipe )

Banana - Pecan Cupcakes

Makes 28

3 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 very ripe large bananas , mashed ( about 2 cups )
3/4 cup buttermilk ( I used a homemade one )
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks ) unsalted butter , room temp ( 100 grams )
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar ( 1/2 cup ) 
3 large eggs , room temperature ( 2 eggs ) 
1 cups pecans ( about 4 oz ) coarsely chopped ( walnuts )
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 

* Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C  . Line standard muffin tins with paper liners .
* Whisk together cake flour , baking soda , baking powder , salt and cinnamon . In another bowl , whisk together bananas , buttermilk and vanilla.
* With an electric mixer on medium-high speed , cream the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy . Add eggs , one at a time , beating until each is incorporated , scraping down sides as needed . Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in two batches , alternating with banana mixture and beating until just combined after each  . Stir in pecans by hand .
* Divide batter evenly among cups , filling each about three-quarters full . Bake for about 20 minutes . I baked mine in a 9 1/2-inch cake pan for about 40 minutes .

16 comments:

  1. I love banana cake and yours looks so yummy with the choc chips inside. Beside with a cup of coffee :)

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  2. I like banana cake and their specific flavour! Yours looks really nice!

    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  3. Same here...it seems that we only buy bananas so we can make banana bread or cookies.
    Love the photo of the sliced cake. It looks so moist and delicious with all those chocolate chips in it! On the other hand, the whole banana cake looks like a delicious giant cookie. :)

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  4. This is a classic favorite-yum! I really like that these are cupcakes instead of a large cake. Also, nothing makes a banana cake better than chocolate and pecans. I am ready to eat a few of these! Enjoy the afternoon!

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  5. your pictures and recipes are always enlightening and inspiring

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  6. you remind me i have quite long did not bake a banana cake, few bananas sitting sitting on my island top, if nobody want to finish it, time for me to bake one banana cake, hehehe..

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  7. i always tempted to buy bananas whenever i go to the fruit stall, thinking to save a few pieces for some bakes but always ended up lazy and not doing it, so the fastest way to finish them is straight into my mouth and into my stomach!!

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  8. Is this a cupcake? Anne I have never tried anything with bananas but would love to try one day.
    I want to tell you I made a cake using sweet rice flour.It was very soft from inside but the sides got crisp because I had to bake it little longer.still have to work on it more.

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  9. i have to try a banana cake with a chocolate in it,looks good and yummy!

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  10. I'm your 60th follower! Yay! :D
    Loved your recipes...
    Edible Entertainment

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  11. Bread looks so delicious and yummy...

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  12. Wow, your cake is so moist...most yummy I'm sure!!!! I have some spotted bananas, too :)

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  13. thanks for stopping by dear..
    this looks absolutely yummm, tempting n inviting..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. mmmmmmmm....i am definitely guilty of letting the bananas go bad on purpose so i could make something like this! they're so sweet and sugary that way. this looks lovely, thanks for sharing!

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  15. wow...u done this perfectly. n the pics r very clean n cool.iam sure u n ur family enjoyed allot..this.vl follow ur recipe surely dear..
    Maha

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