Friday 10 February 2012

Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake

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Last Friday we kick off our 1st Photo Friday with Pineapple Upside-down Cake which i adapted from "Just One Cookbook" and for this week I would be sharing this delicious Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake from Wen's Delight who is also the host for January Aspiring Baker event on Auspicious Dishes for CNY(Jan 2012). If you need more inspiration for Chinese New Year dishes you can take a look at the roundup HERE.

I get to know Wendy's blog on Wen's Delight a few year back through blogs hopping. She is very generous on sharing recipes of her wonderful bakes and I have indeed tried a few recipes on her blog too. Last week since I have some extra banana and cranberry in the panty I decided to try out this recipe as her cake look so yummy on her post.


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This recipe is quite a standard method with creaming butter and sugar till light and creamy before adding one egg at a time and beat till combine. Whereas the mashed banana and dried ingredients are to be fold in alternatively till the cake batter is well mixed. If compared the outlook and internal texture of the cake wendy's version is definitely much better than mine as my seems to be a bit over mixed/baked with bits of crumbs falling. 

Recipe adapted from Wendy of Wen's Delight, HERE.

(Make: 7" Square Tin | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 50 minutes)

230g Unsalted Butter, soften
2 Tablespoons Honey (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Large Eggs
140g Castor Sugar
270g Self-raising Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
240g Ripe Bananas, mashed
50g Chopped Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon of rum liquor

You can refer the steps on making the cake at Wendy's post HERE.

Wendy has a large collection of cake recipes (about 124 recipes) for you to take your pick so if you are keen to try out more recipes from her site. You can refer to this link HERE. Till then have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. Yours look as good too! Thanks for linking me here...!

    1. Thanks for sharing such wonderful Banana Cake recipe. Will sure try making it again :)

  2. This looks good!  We love cake with banana in it and we buy banana just for that. =)  I'd love to try this and add cranberries (but unfortunately my kids don't like nuts at all...).  Thanks for sharing Ellena!

    1. No worries Nami, you can always omit the nuts or add in whatever dried fruits that they prefer :)

  3. alamak, family just finsihed a bunch of banana before I had a chance to work on this.  arrgghhh

    1. hehehehe Wen's recipe is good i am sure you will like the texture of this cake just like we do :)

  4. Hi Ellena,
    Is it possible to skip the cranberries? Would I lose out much on the texture? Thanks!!


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