April 20, 2012

Banana and Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Give the regular chocolate and vanilla cake a break this summer ! Try this moist Banana and Walnut cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Its perfect for those holiday outings with family by the beach or during a simple tea time. Those allergic to nuts may just leave the ingredient out of this cake and it will taste just as delicious. I give the credit of this cake to my friend, Nithya Titus, who is a fabulous cook and from whom i borrowed this recipe. Thank you Nithya ! I altered the recipe a little bit though. The cake tastes good even without the frosting but i wanted to give it a little celebration look and was looking for a good frosting to go with it. I think this Cream Cheese frosting totally does justice to it.

You will need :
Ripe Bananas mashed - 4 small
Butter - 125 gms
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Walnuts chopped - 1/2 cup
Plain Flour - 1 3/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Bicarbonate of Soda - 2 tsp
Buttermilk - 2/3 cup

Cream together butter, sugar with a tablespoon of hot water.
Gradually add eggs and the mashed bananas.
Dissolve Bicarbonate of Soda in buttermilk and add to the banana mixture alternatively with the flour.
Add the chopped walnuts.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 Degrees Centigrade for about 20 to 25 until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
Allow the cake the cool completely. Remove from the cake dish and frost with this delicious Cream Cheese frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Butter softened - 1/2 cup
Cream Cheese - 8 ounce
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Icing Sugar - 3 1/2 cups

Mix everything together with a electric beater until smooth and creamy. Your delicious Cream Cheese frosting is ready :) !


  1. i think cream cheese just makes anything n everything taste divine :)
    i love banana cakes but the bananas we get here are so tasteless, its a waste making cake or for that matter anything with them..sigh

    1. Awww.. Thats sad !!! I know that feeling cos i was in Melbourne and you wouldnt get Ethakkai there. There are times when i used to crave for simple Ethakkai Appams.

  2. Also try Lemon Coconut cake with Lemon cream cheese icing. It is a moist cake to die for !!

    1. I would love to Deepthi :) . If you have a good recipe i can try, pls do email it to me !Am very sorry the call dropped when u called me.

  3. Hi Serah,

    How much water needs to be added in the mix?you have mentioned in the 1st step of baking.

    1. Hi, Thank you pointing that out. Guessed I missed writing that. Have updated it now. Its just a tablespoon of hot water.