Thursday, January 7, 2010

Banana Cake


Banana cake. Everyone needs to have a recipe. Why? It's good, and if you've never had some you won't really understand. Like bananas? Try it! Don't like bananas? Try it! It's like an amazing win-win situation.

It tastes like: bananas and goodness. It is sweet with a gooey cake texture. You will not believe that this cake is not only nourishing, but good for you!

This stuff is so good I almost died. Enough said.

Banana Cake
    makes one 9x13 pan

Cake:
  2 1/2 cup  mashed bananas
  1/2 cup  organic coconut oil
  1/2 cup  organic maple syrup
  10-12 drops  liquid stevia
  3  REAL eggs
  1/2 cup  organic coconut flour
  1/4 cup  sorghum flour
  1 tsp  baking soda
  1 tsp  baking powder
  1 tsp  sea salt
  pinch  xantham gum
  1-2 tsp  cinnamon

Topping:
  2 Tbsp  grassfed butter
  1/2 cup  ground walnuts
  2 tsp  organic cane sugar
  2 Tbsp  packed organic light brown sugar

To make your banana cake:
     1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a glass 9x13 pan. I like to use left over butter wrappers or Misto olive oil spray.
    2.  In a large bowl sift together dry ingredients.
    3.  In a small bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher. Add maple syrup and stevia.
    4.  In another small bowl beat eggs.
    5.  To the large bowl with dry ingredients, add wet ingredients: mashed bananas, eggs and melted coconut oil. Fold together with a spatula until combined.
    6.  To make the topping - place all ingredients in a bowl and use your fingers to smoosh the butter into the sugar and walnuts to make a crumbly mixture.
    7.  Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with walnut topping.
    8.  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until the top has set and a stick inserted through the cake comes out clean. Let pan + cake cool on a wire rack overnight. Eat for breakfast the next day. Restrain eating it all yourself.

Look at the texture. I pulled apart a corner of it so you could really see the yummy banana insides. Well, actually the cake was like that when I got there. Someone was having fun with the cake or eating it or something. And as you can see, it's almost gone. We all definitely did that.

Like I said before, this cake is so good I almost died. I almost died yesterday at breakfast, and the day before, and today. Almost dying when it comes to baked goods is good. Very, very good. Unless it's your neighbor dropping a piano on your head from the 40th flour because the burned cookie smell is drifting into his window. That is not advised.

4 comments:

So She Did said...

If only some of the ingredients weren't impossible to buy here (and some of the other ones so ridiculously expensive). Oh, but I follow some craft blogs and on one of them i found a new blog which might be interesting for you. http://toogoodtobetrue.typepad.com/blog/
and also some recipes are here: http://bluebirdbaby.typepad.com/bluebirdbaby/glutenfree_/

Meagan said...

I have several other fellow food bloggers that I follow. Thank you for the suggestions!

Kelly said...

Yuuuuuuuuum!

Julie said...

This cake is DEEEEELICIOUS!!! My family ate it in one day!