Serving Banana Chocolate Walnut Cake

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While the recipe is being drafted, anyone wants to stake claim on a piece? πŸ™‚

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Edited to add the recipe…assuming that you must have tasted the cake, and burped too by now… πŸ™‚

Even though I have made Banana Walnut bread before and loved it all the same but it was after visiting a friend recently, where she treated us all to a super-yummy Banana Chocolate Walnut Cake that I realized how much more delicious it could be when chocolate and cinnamon were added in. Hmmmm..the very thought of taking a bite at the cake, chocolate chunks crunching in my mouth, cinnamon flavour tinging in with the banana and walnuts, is so lip-smacking!

Needless to say, a bunch of us were pouncing on the cake as though there’s no tomorrow and nagging my friend to share the recipe. And before we knew she had forwarded this recipe by epicurous to our group-chatting box on our mobiles! Yep she is a sweetheart that way and yep yep we are a crazy bunch to have a group dedicated just for yapping! πŸ˜€

So here goes the recipe…

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar, divided
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
2/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (3 1/2- to 4-ounce) bar 70%-cacao bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts (3 ounces), toasted , cooled, and coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375Β°F with rack in middle. Butter a 9-inch square cake pan.

2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.

3. Beat together softened butter (1 stick) and 3/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy, then beat in eggs 1 at a time until blended. Beat in bananas, yogurt, and vanilla (mixture will look curdled).

4. With mixer at low speed, add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.

5. Toss together chocolate, nuts, cinnamon, melted butter, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Spread half of banana batter in cake pan and sprinkle with half of chocolate mixture. Spread remaining batter evenly over filling and sprinkle remaining chocolate mixture on top.

6. Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a rack 30 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely, right side up.

Read More at http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Banana-Chocolate-Walnut-Cake

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33 thoughts on “Serving Banana Chocolate Walnut Cake

  1. Ofcourse I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant ! Why oh why ! I haven’t baked ever and all of the amazing bakedfood I see on blogs makes me feel like I am not doing something that is a must-do !
    Anything banana works for me . Sigh ! πŸ™‚

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  2. Gah! I just wrote on Scribby’s blog that she should be banned from putting up such mushy posts…in your case, you should be banned from putting up such droolworthy pics..these look so so yummmmmmmmmmmm….I am meeting you when you come down to India, for sure πŸ™‚

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  3. I so want this too! And since I have landed here so late, I will have to go make my own 😦 Any chance Deeps, of getting a cake couriered here πŸ™‚

    Am so going to bake this – last bakes in this place πŸ™‚

    D: Aww Smits, hugs re! I can visualize you going on a baking spree in the last few weeks left there πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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  4. Never made a banana cake yet but everywhere I read abt one they all swear by the taste….maybe if I had a friend who made one and let me taste it, I’d also be convinced I suppose :-D.

    These walnuts….you bought toasted ones or did it by urself????

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