Saturday, November 21, 2015
Banana and Coffee Cake
I recently made a gorgeous Banana and Coffee Cake recipe by Julie Goodwin that I found in the September 2015 edition of the Australian Womens Weekly. The recipe also called for a caramel sauce to be served with it, but I didn't think that was necessary.
The cake was gorgeous and moist, and is one of my favourite banana cake recipes. One of my colleagues asked for the recipe, so it can't have been too bad.
To make this cake, you will need:
Stevia - the recipe says 1 cup (245g) - I thought this sounded mad so I used 18 x 2g stevia sachets, equivalent to 1 cup of sugar, which seemed quite enough
2 1/4 cups/335g self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups/525g mashed ripe banana
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup/200g sour cream
1 cup/100g roasted chopped walnuts
1/4 cup/60ml boiling water
3 teaspoons expresso coffee granules
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius., and grease and line a 22cm round cake tin.
Beat the butter and stevia in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, mashed banana, vanilla, sour cream and walnuts and combined water and coffee and combine using a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
Place the cake in the oven to bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before unmoulding onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice into generous wedges to serve as is, with caramel sauce or icecream.