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Offline Jamberie

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Sophisticated Banana Cake
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:35:11 am »
I've called it a sophisticated cake because, it is a little bit more than just a cake...Could be used as a cake to serve for tea or a cake for dessert. Or a cake for any time of day. You decide. Oh and I must mention that the smell of the cardamom makes the house smell just divine!

Inspiration for this recipe is from the Kitchen Heals Soul blog (I was inspired by their styling too). I've tweaked it quite a bit and made it super simple using the TMX.

Ingredients:
3-4 manky (overripe) bananas
100g butter or marg
170g plain flour
2tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 tsp ground cardamom (I like 3)
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
200g brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup natural yoghurt

Method:

1)   Preheat the oven to 175oC and grease your preferred pans (I like little bread pans).

2)   If you need to ground your spices, do that now. Then put them aside.

3)   Break your bananas into 3-4cm lengths and put into a microwave safe container. Cook on high for 3 minutes or so until the bananas are visibly mushy (your kitchen should smell very banana-ry right about now).

4)   Put the steaming basket into the TMX. Put the cooked bananas in the steaming basket. Using a silicone spatula or fork, mash the bananas so that the smelly juice strains into the TMX bowl. When you've got most of the juice out of the bananas, put the banana pulp back into your microwaveable container and set it aside.

5)   You should now have banana juice in the bottom of your TMX bowl. Cook the juice for 3min/VaromaTemp/Speed1.5 or until the juice has reduced by about half.

6)   Put the bananas back into the TMX bowl and add all of the other ingredients.

7)   Wizz all the ingredients for 15-20 seconds/Speed5

8)   Pour into your chosen pans and cook for 20-30 minutes (a large loaf may need 35 minutes, small muffins may need 20).

9)   Allow to cool if you can wait that long!

members' comments

Thermesa - Made this - quite delicious. Made it again using baking powder instead of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) - not so good, a rubbery mess like GiloKez below.

Gert -  I added a bit less sugar, put some mace in, 3 tsp at least of cardamom. DH, who is not fond of banana cake, so he says,   though I have never made one before  declared it delicious. It is a winner. Thanks Jamberie. Yes my house smells great. I put half in the freezer. It came out yesterday and DH ate the lot! Said is was just as nice as fresh.

GiloKez - I just made this and it has turned out to be a huge rubber mess. Sad what did I do wrong I followed it exact.... Dam it smells good though.




« Last Edit: July 31, 2014, 05:12:05 am by judydawn »
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 04:52:47 am »
looks great
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 06:32:15 am »
I like the addition of cardamom to your recipe Jamberie. ;D Must try this when I get back home.
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 06:33:29 am »
Jam,can imagine the smell of the house. Will give it a go when I next have manky bananas
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 10:50:15 am »
Sounds Yummy. I am a bit of a cardamon fan too!

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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 01:00:13 pm »
Made this today and quite delicious.

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Re: Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 11:43:37 pm »
I'm so pleased to hear you liked this one :) no one else had posted so I thought they didn't like it! It's also on my list for today mmmm, the smell is almost as good as the taste!
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 07:27:19 am »
Unfortunately most of it went to the school fete. I bought a bag of almost manky bananas from IGA this weekend for 99c.  I didn't get much juice out of them but perhaps a quick freeze will break down the cell walls

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Re: Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 07:34:32 am »
I didn't get much juice out of my bananas this time either. I added a fresh one and that didn't do too much :-\
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 08:52:39 am »
I missed this one. I love the description of manky bananas. I know exactly what you mean though.
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 11:06:44 am »
Translated baking soda to be baking powder not bicarbonate soda today (not sure what I used on the weekend). Not a success but not a mistake I will make again. Quite a stodgy pudding consistently but yummy still. Must remember to give it a different name when I serve it up.

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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 05:29:53 am »
Oh no Thermesa! I hate mixing up ingredients!
Maybe Banana Brownie would sound more appealing :)
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2013, 09:43:22 am »
I had three manky bananas so I made this cake about and hour ago. I added a bit less sugar, put some mace in, 3 tsp at least of cardamom.

DH, who is not fond of banana cake, so he says,   though I have never made one before  declaredp it delicious.

It is a winner. Thanks Jamberie. Yes my house smells great.

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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2013, 12:10:05 pm »
On my 'to do list' for this week. 
School holidays so I hope to have some time to do a bit other that teach DGS Che and then fall exhausted into bed.
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Re: Sophisticated Banana Cake
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2013, 01:51:53 pm »
Nice to see you on the forum Rosie and do make time for some 'me time' during the school holidays, you deserve it.
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