Friday, 1 August 2014

Banana and Pine Nuts Butter Cake

My sister-in-law bought some pine nuts, macadamia nuts and walnuts ... hee hee .... just nice ... contributed some to my baking ingredients ^-^.

Saw the post by Sonia in June's LTU Butter theme and I've bookmarked this recipe... Banana and Pine Nuts Butter Cake and baked for our brekkie. I have a 7" round cake pan so I reckoned that it would be rather flat. It turned out not too bad after all.


Banana and Pine Nuts Butter Cake 香蕉松子牛油蛋糕
Recipe adapted from Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
*makes a 6” cake
(I used a 7" round cake pan)
Ingredients:
112g unsalted butter, at room temperature
75g caster sugar (I cut down slightly to 65g)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g self-raising flour
80g mashed banana
30g pine nuts

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Roast pine nuts for 3mins, set aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, and beat together until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg one at a time, combine well.
4. Add in mashed banana, vanilla extract and mix well. Then add in flour and roasted pine nuts, combine well.
5. Pour cake batter into a lined (bottom) round cake pan, smooth the top and tap on countertop to remove air bubbles.
6. Bake the cake for 35mins or until inserted with a skewer came out clean.
(I covered the top cake pan with loose aluminium foil and reduced the oven temperature to 170°C in the last 10 minutes into baking)
7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

The aroma of banana and butter fragrance ... and the moist texture ... hmm hmm ! Really great to enjoy a slice of freshly baked banana & pine nuts butter cake served with a cup of hot coffee or tea!



Enjoy!  Happy baking and have a nice weekend !








18 comments:

  1. yeah!yeah!yeah!I love nuts,this butter cake full of nuts... 正中下怀...hahaha

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  2. I always loves butter cake and having some nuts in the cake is an extra bonus too!

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    1. Mel, I hardly bake butter cake. But i find that adding nuts in it really nice and addictive to eat more ...

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  3. Karen, I love banana cakes! I think I also bookmarked this recipe. And my bookmark is getting longer and longer by the day. hah..hah...

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    1. Ha ha ! ... me too ... too many goodie foods shared by blogger pals ^-^

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  4. Karen, your nana & nutty cake's fragrance has brought me here to join you for tea! :)

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  5. Hi Karen, I have seen Sonia's cake and remembered drooling over it, now I am drooling over yours too lol...very hungry, now is lunchtime:D

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    1. LOL ... yummy to have a slice as after meal dessert.

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  6. Hi Karen,
    Lucky you! Pine nuts are really expensive! Wanted to buy some, but the baking supply shop has got no stock at the moment. So expensive yet so "laku"!! :)
    Lovely cake! Buttery cake with pine nuts sounds really good!

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    1. Lucky to have a sis in law sponsored expensive nuts for my bakes ^-^

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  7. Karen,
    Let's shake hands! My sil also bought me lovely nuts when she come visit me. I love love love nuts... Hehe
    Your nuts butter cake looks delish!
    mui

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  8. Hi Mui Mui, yeah let's shake hands! Butter cake is the only cake I love & hate ...又爱又恨 cos I really love nutty butter cake but dare not eat too much ... haiz!

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  9. hmm...hmm....I can smell the aroma of the nut and banana. I am sure this cake must be very "laku" among your family. isn't it?

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  10. Oh yes .. very 'laku'... they love it !

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  11. Thanks for your shout out, great that you like this cake ^_^

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    1. Thanks for your recipe sharing Sonia ^-^

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