Monday, 20 February 2017

Banana Walnut Chiffon Cake


I'm trying to use up the ripened bananas in my house and came up with the idea to add in walnuts to make a Banana Walnut Chiffon Cake!


This chiffon cake is sure to please as it is such a light and fragrant cake to enjoy!



Banana Walnut Chiffon Cake
makes a 23cm tube pan

Ingredients:
6 egg yolks 
25g sugar
60g oil (I used Medella's Organic Premium Coconut Cooking Oil)
200g ripened banana, mashed
50g walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
110g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda

6 egg whites
90g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Method:
1. Sieve cake flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.


2. Scoop a tablespoon of the flour to the chopped walnuts and give it a good mix. Set aside.


3. Mash the bananas and set aside. (I mashed the bananas in a plastic bag so as to minimize oxidation) 



4. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.



5. Add in the oil and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.



6. Add in the mashed bananas and beat till well mixed.



7 Add in the sifted flour mixture and whisk till smooth.



8. Stir in the walnuts.



9. To make the meringue, beat egg whites in a clean bowl till foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat till soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue to beat at high speed till stiff peaks form.




10.  Add 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk batter and mix with a whisk.



11. Add another 1/3 of the meringue into the batter and mix with a whisk.



12. Then add in the balance 1/3 of the meringue and gently fold the meringue into the cake batter until well blended.



13. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9" (23cm) chiffon pan and bake in preheated oven at 160C for 60 minutes.


14. When cake is done, remove cake from oven and let cool inverted completely before unmolding.





Note:
When the cake has cooled down completely, run a paring knife between the cake and the sides of the pan to separate it from the chiffon pan. Unmold the cake and slice to serve. Keep cake covered to prevent from drying out.


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