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Cranberry Walnut Banana Cake


I made this 'Cranberry Walnut Banana Cake' based on the same recipe as my post on
'Banana Prune Cake'  and just substituted the prunes with cranberry and added in some walnuts and lemon juice.  For easy reference I'll retype the recipe as follows .......











This cake is moist, full of flavour and nutritious.   I made this for breakfast and had some for afternoon tea as well.

Ingredients
  • 300 to 350 gm (skin removed) over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 150 gm butter/margarine
  • 90 gm brown sugar
  • 300 gm plain flour
  • 2  tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 gm cranberries, chopped and coated with some flour from the recipe
  • 30 gm walnuts, lightly roasted and chopped
  • 2  tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt
Method
  1. Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till light, fluffy, creamy and thick.
  3. Add in eggs one @ a time, mix well.
  4. On slow speed, add in the oil, mix well.
  5. Next, add in the mashed bananas, lemon juice and vanilla essence, mix thoroughly.
  6. Fold in the sifted flour, mix well.
  7. Finally, add in the flour coated cranberries, nuts, mix thoroughly, scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  8. Pour the batter into  a baking dish.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 50 to 55 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the dish for about 10 mins. before removing onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Comments

  1. I wish to have a slice for a afternoon tea, looks good.

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  2. this is a healthier choice (: and it look yummy (:

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  3. I too wished I could have tea with you! A good recipe deserves to be shared. Thanks.

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  4. Looks great...for me, I would put more cranberries in...hahaha coz I am a fan of cranberry :) Thanks for the recipe :)

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  5. chean, this looks moist, definately good for tea or even breakfast!

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  6. Sonia
    You can join me for that!

    The Sweetylicious
    Yup, bananas, cranberry and walnuts are all healthy!

    busygran
    Thank you. It's a pity you live across the causeway!

    Elin
    Thanks. Cranberries are good for urinary bladder!

    Lena
    You certainly need a good breakfast to start off the day at this moment! Take it easy, dear!

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  7. I need a spread of butter please! Yummm.... The cake looks so inviting. Thanks again for sharing it. Enjoy your evening.
    Good night,
    Kristy

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  8. Cheah, I sure want to try this. Looks so good for breakfast :)

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  9. Yummy! I would love it with some tea.

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  10. Wow, this cake sure looks delicious, love the idea of adding cranberry and walnut to banana bread.

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  11. Want a slice of that! What a delicious looking cake!!

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  12. I like cakes with cranberries. These look good.

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  13. Looks really moist...will try this if I have some leftover bananas:)

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  14. I always love banana bread. I just made one the other day using spelt flour for a healthier version. I added in all the 8 over-ripe bananas. It was so moist and delicious. Thought it would turn out as kuih but thankful it didn't.I think almost...haha

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  15. Kristy
    Adding a spread of butter will be a wee bit fattening! Can't afford that.

    Anncoo
    Yes it does!

    Angie
    Yes, it does pair well with plain hot tea.

    Juliana
    Thanks for visiting. Banana, cranberry and walnut is truly a good combination.

    Christine
    Fruits will be expensive after the floods in Queensland.

    Now Serving
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Oh, you can grab a piece!

    Penny
    Thanks, it does.

    Yummy Koh
    I like cranberries too, very nutritious.

    Jeannie
    Oh yes, please do.

    MaryMoh
    Does spelt flour makes any difference to the cake? Texture wise?

    Jess
    Thanks for your sweet comment.

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