It's been more than two months of lockdown in India and things are slowly becoming normal expect the number of rising Covid19 cases. Like all others, I also wish if there was a reset button for 2020. It's kind of roller-coaster ride for us, human beings. The fun part of the lockdown is that we are mastering our cooking skills. I always thought I can't bake a cake for xyz reasons. But this time, I thought will give it a try (after watching so many videos and bugging my baker friends with silly questions). The result was goey, spongy, chocolatey goodness fresh from the oven. So here is the recipe, do try it and let me know the feedback.
Banana - 4 nos (small size)/ 2 big over riped
All purpose flour (Maida) - 1.5 cups
Walnut - 1/4 - 1/2 cup (roughly chopped)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 pinch
Milk - 1/4 cup (room temp)
Vinegar/Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 tbsp (add extra tbsp only if it is required)
- Using a blender, grind Banana and sugar to a smooth paste.
- Grease the cake tin with oil and line the bottom with parchment paper. Keep it aside
- In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder
- To the dry ingredients add banana+ sugar mix, vegetable oil and mix well.
- Add milk, vinegar (or lemon juice) and water and combine well.
- Add chopped walnuts and mix again and transfer to the cake tin.
- Garnish with some walnuts.
- Gently tap the cake tin twice to avoid the air bubbles.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 C and bake the cake for 25-35 mins.
- Insert a tooth pick or knife in the center of cake, if it comes out clean, leave it to rest for 5 mins in the cake mould before transferring to a wire rack.
- Once the cake cool down, slice it and enjoy this super delicious cake with a hot cup of tea/coffee.
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