Friday, October 22, 2010

Banana Crumble Cake

Both my hubby and I are dessert people - we love sweets and can have them anytime, anywhere. That's one of the reasons that I try and make my baked goodies a little healthier, I suppose... 


Banana Cake is amongst our favourites. This time, we had friends over for a coffee and I wanted to add a little special element to my usual banana cake - so I added this crumble topping, and it turned out to be an excellent idea. Not only did both of us love it, but also the friends. My hubby even asked me to make it again, and, that's definitely music to my ears :-)



The Cake is really light, soft and an absolute melt in the mouth and the crumble topping is indeed, the highlight of the Cake. A slight nutty taste and some dark cocoa powder definitely added on quite a bit to the flavour.


Ingredients

1 - banana, mashed (yields 1/3 cup)
3 tbsp heaped - whole wheat flour
1 tbsp - dark muscovado sugar
1 tbsp - cream
2 tbsp - condensed milk, sweetened
2 1/2 tbsp - sunflower oil
1/2 tsp - cinnamon powder
1/4 + a generous pinch - bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt

For the topping

1 tbsp - whole wheat flour
2 tbsp - instant oat flakes
1/2 tsp - dark cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp - pistachio, blanched and thinly sliced
1 tbsp - dark muscovado sugar
2 tsp - ghee (clarified butter) or melted butter

Method
  1. Add the ingredients for the topping in a bowl and mix well until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Keep aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease a 6 inch/15 cm rectangular cake tin.
  3. In a bowl, add all the liquid ingredients and mix well.
  4. In another bowl, add the flour, cinnamon powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar and mix.
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and mix very lightly. Do not overdo the mixing.
  6. Spoon the thick batter into the greased cake tin. Add the topping onto it and press gently.
  7. Place the tin in the center of the preheated oven and bake for approx 30 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then very gently insert two spatulae, one on each side of the cake and lift up the cake and put on a wire rack to cool completely. 
  9. Cut into slices and serve. 



Enjoy!

45 comments:

  1. Nice twist..love the crumble topping!

    US Masala

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  2. That is some serious good eat! Love the crumbly topping!

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  3. Banana crumble cake looks super delicious and inviting. Easy to prepare as well. Topping is too good.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. The crumble on top looks really great... nice cake

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  5. That's a lovely cake! Love the topping.

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  6. oh my.. looks lovely. and great click.

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  7. lovely click ...wld love it with some ice cream

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  8. Bookmarked...will try definitely..looks super delicious n tempting..

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  9. wish i would take one and taste this. lovely presentation and cant take my eyes from the picture.

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  10. Recipe Looking delicious thanks for share.
    I make to eat sure.

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  11. The cake and the opping make me hungry

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  12. How lovely, I bet that it was really yummy!

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  13. The crumble cake looks heavenly...I have bookmarked all your baking recipes as they are eggless...Thanks a ton Rachna for posting eggless baking recipes....all of them are delightful.

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  14. Omg, wat a beautiful looking cake, awesome!!

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  15. WOW, this look super good, might try this out soon. Have a nice weekend ahead.

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  16. Rachana, ficou lindo!
    E bolo de banana é um dos meus favoritos! Com uma boa xícara de café, ou mesmo um chá!
    Já apontei a receita, obrigada!
    Um beijo!
    :o)

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  17. Moist and delicious cake, I just love the crumbs on top.

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  18. Cake recipe sounds awesome and the clicks speak how delicious it would have been!

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  19. Another great bake from you, looks so moist and yum!

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  20. so so beautiful pics, very nicely and perfectly done cake...

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  21. Lovely cake and the crumbs on top..irresistible and superb clicks

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  22. Beauliful photos. I really like it that you made it healthier by using whole wheat flour

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  23. Awesome Cake Rachana. Love it. Banana cake or bread are my weakness.

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  24. Simply delicious. an award is waiting for you at my blog.. Grab it..

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  25. Yummy. Amazingly presented n clicked. Just loving it.
    A serious recommendation .....


    Please start writing a recipe book.

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  26. Yum-a whole wheat banana cake!! The crumble is a great touch :)

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  27. wow waht a cake.... so lovely.... bookmarked....

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  28. love ur first pic, i bet it was a huge hit!

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  29. The banana cake looks especially good with that thick layer of streusel!

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  30. Awesome man!!! will definately try. amazing presentation n clicks...

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  31. This is amazing. Love the way ur crummble topping is decked on the banana cake. Lovely!

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  32. Loved your idea of adding the crumble to the banana cake, makes it special and innovative.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  33. Un cake magnifique. Il doit être délicieux.
    BRAVO!!!
    You have a award on my blog.
    See soon.

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  34. Loved the crumble on top. Great presentation.

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  35. Hey dear Rachanna... yet another yummy yummy cake of yours! i'm always hungry every time i come here...:)

    Have a blessed week!!

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  36. Looks so good..a slice of your lovely cake would be perfect with a steaming cuppa tea to beat the grey weather outside!

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  37. I would love to have it with a kuppa of chai... loving the appearance.. would prefer minus the banana.. not a fan of this fruit..
    but loving the topping.
    I made an eggless pound cake last week too with condensed milk.. will try with some crumble over the top.

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  38. i am just not a sweet desserts person.. but one exception is banana bread or banana cake :)

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  39. Wow !! beautiful click !! Love to have a piece of that:)

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  40. Yum! What a delicious cake! I love the taste given by the muscovado sugar!

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  41. Wow wow..crumble topping in anything I love it.. they look gorgeous.

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  42. Fantastico blog, complimenti!

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