Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Eggless Banana Cake with Raisins, Dates & Nuts

Experimenting a bit with the ingredients, i was able to come up with this egg less banana cake, filled with raisins, dates, walnuts and cashew nuts.

Ingredients

1 cup - Wheat flour
3/4 tsp - Baking powder ( double acting )
1/2 tsp - Cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp - Dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp - Shajeera, powdered
1/4 tsp - Salt
1/3 cup - Ghee at room temperature
1 tsp - Vanilla extract
2 - Ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup - Raisins
1/2 cup - Dates, chopped
1/2 cup - walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup - Cashew nut, chopped
1/2 cup - Dark or light brown sugar

To make caramel

1/4 cup - Granulated white sugar
1/4 cup - water

Method

1 ) First make the caramel with 1/4 cup granulated white sugar. Heat 3 tbsp water in a pan, add sugar and stirring continuously. Brown the sugar to a dark brown color. Once the sugar starts changing color, lower the heat. Once dark brown in color, add 1/4 cup water to the caramelised sugar. Take off the stove. When adding water keep a distance to avoid splashing on to the body.

2 ) Add chopped dates, raisins, walnuts, cashew nuts and vanilla extract to the caramel solution. keep aside.

3 ) Shift wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, shajeera powder and salt to a mixing bowl. Make like a well in the center of the shifted powders and then add wet ingredients to the center, like mashed banana, ghee, soaked ingredients in the caramel solution, brown sugar and mix to combine with a spatula. Don't have to mix and stir too much.

4 ) Preheat oven at 350 F. Grease a 8'' baking pan. Pour in the cake batter, cover with aluminum foil. Place pan the in the middle rack and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Insert a tooth pick or a knife in center to check if the cake is fully cooked. It should come out clean. By 45 minutes, the cake will be fully baked. Baking time might vary with different ovens.

5 ) Take out of the oven to cool. Take off the aluminium foil cover before placing to cool.

6 ) Place a plate on top of the cake pan and invert the cake pan onto the plate, to remove the cake from baking pan.


Serve a big slice of cake to your dear ones :D

Note - This recipe was created by me. Please do not copy, reproduce or blog this recipe.

58 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow delicious lookind cake.
WHy don't u send it to AFAM dates

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8!! nice pic too.

bindiya said...

Pravs, this looks heavenly!

Asha said...

Eggless and so gorgeous!! Good job girl, looks delicious!:))

Richa said...

omg! how did u know that i was looking for a eggless banana cake with raisins, dates and nuts, pravs? :) u made me sooooo happy by posting this amazing cake! this gets made right away, thank u thank u :)
whole wheat flour is regular chapati atta right?
btw did u try the paratha sweetie?

Kribha said...

Hi Pravs,
Looks so delicious dear. I'm asking the same too...Why don't you send this to AFAM Dates? The cake looks wholesome and good.

Padmaja said...

hey thats an amazing cake!!!
hey i am sending the link to one of my friend who doesn't eat eggs, she will love it!!

Pravs said...

Happy cook : Thanks :D I am not sure if i can send, since date is not the main ingredient.

Swaroopa : Thanks :D

Bindiya: thanks :) Do try.

Asha : thanks :D

Richa : Must be intuition... telepathy :) Great! do try and let me know the result. Yes i used whole wheat flour we use for chapati atta.

Kribha : Thanks :D but this is banana cake with little dates. Not sure :)

Laavanya said...

Lovely looking cake there Pravs.

Richa said...

tx, pravs! i don't hv the dbl bk pwd, can i use regular? how much shud i add? tx

Pravs said...

Padmaja :Thank you for sending the link to your friend. Will love to know the verdict from your friend after she tries :)

Laavanya : Thank you :)

Richa : Okay. Use the regular baking powder..about 1 tsp. Hey richa, have you started to make the cake already ?? :D

Seema said...

Love this one.. It looks yummy!! If only i could grab a slice.. it would be gone :-) It looks great i am definetly trying this soon.

Richa said...

lol...not yet, but just have to bake this cake ;) hope it turns out as gorgeous as urs :)

remya said...

wow!!!! wonderful fruit cake that too without egg...amazing pravs...i was searching a simple cake for making at christmas...must try this...thanku dear

Rina said...

Hi Pravs, Cake looks super good. Very moist and tempting. I don't like banana in breads or cakes, so guess I have to omit that. but love the dates and nuts. Thx for the recipe.

bee said...

that looks beautiful. the shahjeer ais a brilliant addition.

Pravs said...

Seema : Definitely try this cake. Will look out for your feedback :)

Richa : It will, for sure. It's very simple and easy to make.

Remya : Though the cake has nuts, raisins, dates and a bit of spices similar to fruit cake, the banana taste does take over a bit, to make it a banana cake.It sure is a good cake. Do try.

Rina : Okay..so, out goes the banana :) I am not sure without the banana how it will turn out, since there is no egg to make it soft. If you try without banana, do let me know the results.

Mansi Desai said...

I have to agree with bee - the shajeera is something unique and worth a try..the cake looks very yummy Pravs:) wish I could grab a bit right now! banana bread/cake is one of my weaknesses!:D

Jyothi said...

Looks yummy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Siri said...

Interesting ingredients and lovely looking cake..:) Great job gurl!

~ Siri

bhags said...

cake looks simply yum.....way to go

sunita said...

Pravs, that looks delightful...btw, I thought I had I had left a comment here yesterday....remember seeing the cake...or maybe I was too bowled over by the cake and forgot to do so :-D

Shashi said...

I had all the ingredients and made this cake yesterday. It came out great. My neighbors loved it too. Healthy and tasty!!!

Lissie said...

eggless cake and so perfect! looks delicious and tempting...

i have a new website http://saltandspice.org

Pravs said...

Bee : Thanks :D since shajeera is used in some sweets i know, thought it will be a good ingredient to add to this cake.

Mansi : If that is so, you have to try this cake..you will love this one.

Jyothi : Thanks :)

Siri : You should try and see, the final result with all these ingredients :)

Bhags: Thanks :)

Sunita : lol ... yeah, i was bowled over seeing your cake too :) Looks like i missed that comment.

Shashi : Superb !! Thanks for the feedback. So happy you tried it and liked it :)

Lissie : Thanks. I will check out your new link now on.

Seema Bhat said...

Wow that looks out of the word. So fluffy and moist. I have bookmarked it. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

Red Chillies said...

Wow, beautiful egless cake. Looks absolutely delicious and feel like digging right in :-)

KayKat said...

Wow! This looks delicious. Raisins, dates AND nuts?! Can't beat that :)

Mallugirl said...

gorgeous looking eggless cake! coincidentally, i had made a similar one last week, but without the spices to use up my leftover bananas.urs looks great.

Purnima said...

Pravs..that surely looks yummy,great research going on at your end I must say! Eggless!!Hmm...will get the ingredients and then surely try it out! tks 4 posting!

Shella said...

The cake looks like a Christmas cake, since the season is so festive. Love it, n I love the wheatflour bit.

Seema said...

Pravs - I tried this today & as i am writing to u enjoying a big slice of it! Yum Yum!! Its great & i am in love with it :-) Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.. its awesome! Thank u:-)

Pravs said...

Seema : So glad to know,the cake turned out well for you and you really love it !!!:D
So this cake is a keeper, right ?

Seema said...

Pravs - Its a sure Keeper!! My better half liked it too & already i can say quite a few pieces have vanished!!

Pravs said...

Seema: It was the same case here,the day i baked the cake...vanished very fast :) It will taste even better the next day, that is if it lasts ! :D

DEEPA said...

awesome one ..you know one of my blog friend seema made your cake and bought it the other day ...it tasted great ....

Pravs said...

Deepa : Oh yeah, seema gave me the feedback after making this cake. Glad to know you like it too :)

Seema said...

Pravs - I am advertising for your wonderful cake recipe & making it popular :-)
So when is my treat friend,for the free service???

Pravs said...

Seema : So sweet of you to do so. Thanks a ton for that :) So what do i treat you with ??

Maya Shanbhag said...

Great looking cake Pravs..Surely will try it soon :)

Richa said...

hey pravs, what's up?
i finally tried the cake & it was yummmmmmmy :) it was difficult to keep myself away from the cake box...lol
btw, hv u thot of trying muffins? how long would u bake it?
also, do u suggest keeping it in the refrigerator?
thanks sweetie!

Pravs said...

Richa : Thanks for trying :)!! I have not tried muffins with this. you can keep the cake wrapped in a clear plastic wrap outside for a day ( the day baked ) or 2 (next day).After that refrigerate.

Divya said...

cake is looking Yummmm

Pallavi said...

Hey ! I used your caramelizing technique.. in my cake.. worked well. Thanks for sharing.

diya said...

hi i hv been visiting ur blog almost 5 times day.the recipes look yum.i hv tried ur tea time cake recipe.it turned out gr8.i m sure loving ur blog.i am trying to make the eggless banana cake with dates n raisins.bt i do hv some questions abt it.here they are

1.So is it chappati flour?
2.do i hv to use only the soaked ingredients in the caramel solution or do i hv to use both.(sol and soaked ingredients).

looking forward ur reply.

Pravs said...

Diya : Thanks for the kind words and for the feedback. Glad to know tea cake turned out great. For Eggless banana cake, i have used regular chapati flour and as for the 2nd question, add both solution and the soaked ingredients. This is great cake to try. Will look forward to your feedback :)

Jyoti said...

Indeed the cake looks great !! I would certainly try this to share it with friends who do not eat egg.

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Anonymous said...

hi.thats a very delicious looking cake.one question- is it necessary to cover it with aluminium foil? Why is it needed. can we do without it? thanks..

Anonymous said...

Hello Pravs,

I want to make this cake. What is the difference between shajeera and cumin and perumjeerakam? Please reply.

Thanks,
A visitor from Phoenix.

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Good choice of cake :) you can have a look at this link below to see pics of cumin and perumjeerakam. Cumin is jeera, and perumjeerakam is fennel seeds.
Shajeera/ shahjeera or known as caraway seeds is a black cumin, that is a bit sweet and good add to sweet dishes.

http://simplyspicy.blogspot.com/search/label/Glossary%20of%20Ingredients

Poyani said...

Thank u for such a wonderful recipe.i have made this banana cake at least 10 times and it has always turned out fantastic.superb and one again thank you.poyani

Pravs said...

Poyani: Thank you very much for the feedback :)

sumijomy said...

i want to try this cake....but 1 question ....what do u mean by double acting baking powder....is it the regular foster clark's baking powder or is it something else.

Pravs said...

sumijomy : Most baking powders are double acting..just check on the label. Or Just use regular baking powder.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if ghee could be substituted with butter or olive oil. Pls do let me know.

Pravs said...

Anon : you can try with butter...though i have not tried it. Do try and let me know.

Deepa said...

Hi,

The cake came out very well. Thanks for this wonderful and healthy recipe. The batter was very thick unlike the normal cake batter and it took nearly 45 min. But all was fine and we all liked it a lot.

Cheers,
Deepa