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

  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

  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.


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.
and also some recipes are here:

Meagan said...

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

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Julie said...

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