Toasted Walnut Banana Cake


But in simpler words: banana cake.  My lola Vita's banana cake.  I only named this one like so because it sounds fancier than just 'banana cake'.

And if it sounds more interesting, you'll most likely not ignore yet another banana recipe.

Because everyone on the Web are so enamored with the fruit, you'd need more than just good luck to scour through the millions of recipes out there to find the one.

And here I am adding another to the ever growing choices.

And here I am claiming that this is my absolute favorite.  Not this one with cashews anymore.  Oh no.  Adios to that one!

And to my Lola Vita in heaven, happy 84th, La!

Go on and purchase some bananas you won't eat! Let them get spottybrown and beyond ripe!

Toasted Walnut Banana Cake*

*my grandmother's recipe!

What you'll be needing:

about 1 and 1/2 cups of bananas, ripened and mashed

2 cups plain flour

1 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1/2 cup full fat mayonnaise

1 stick of butter, cubed and at room temperature

1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

1 teaspoon baking soda

What you'll be doing:

Preheat oven to 170ºC and lightly grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.  Chop walnuts roughly or finely depending on your preference and toast in the oven until fragrant and golden about 5-7 minutes; set aside to cool slightly.  

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas thoroughly.  To the mashed bananas, add the remaining ingredients one by one stopping to whisk in between additions.  If you find it difficult to whisk, switch to a spatula or whatever is more comfortable for you.  Do not overdo the mixing!

Pour batter onto the prepared pan.  You may sprinkle more toasted walnuts on the surface before baking.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  It took only 25 minutes in my oven and as seen on the pictures, the surface turned an appetizing shade of golden toast (wha??).  But if yours is still undone but is already quite browned, take some aluminum foil and cover the top loosely making sure no surface is left exposed.

You can let the cake cool but is best enjoyed warm and with a cup of coffee!

Or a glass of milk or tea, soda, matcha latte (YAS)!  Just give this particular banana cake a shot, please?  

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

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