Sunday, January 29, 2017
That Banana Cake from Fika and Hygge
I recently acquired a copy of Fika and Hygge - Comforting Cakes and Bakes from Scandinavia by Bronte Aurell. After flicking through its pages in a bookshop, I couldn't resist the gorgeous baking recipes with a twist and added this book to my vast collection.
The first recipe that I decided to make was That Banana Cake, primarily because my freezer is full of frozen bananas, one or two of which always fall out at me every time I open the freezer. The owners of Scandikitchen in London serve this cake in their café, where it is a favourite.
The dense banana cake is topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting - and it tastes as good as it sounds. The cake is moist and the frosting adds more flavour and moistness plus some crunch with the nuts on top. I used walnuts instead of pecans - I am sure they worked just as well.
You can find the recipe for this cake in the book, or online here. I recommend buying the book - it has some wonderful recipes that are a little different to what you'll find elsewhere.