August 15, 2010

Banana Almond Flour Bundt Cake

almond banana cake

This is the story of three over ripe bananas. Sitting in the hot kitchen they debated if they will be used in a milkshake or with yogurt or as baby food. They didn't know that the chef had completely different plan for them.

The little one just turned six months and to celebrate the first half birthday, I used the bananas to make banana and almond flour cake. I looked around for recipes and found a good one at Elena's Pantry. I tweaked it a bit for my taste and convenience and made it over a weekend afternoon. I must say it felt good to be baking again after a long hiatus. It helped that the cake turned out great too!

2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tspoon salt
1 tspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tbspoon vanilla extract (you can also use almond extract)
1/2 cup yougurt
3 bananas mashed

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. In the meantime in a large bowl, mix together almond flour, flour, salt and baking soda.

Then combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Then stir in the mashed bananas. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring constantly.

Prepare a cake pan and pour in the cake batter. Bake for 40 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool.

almond banana cake

On another note, Ameya has started eating solid food and I am always thinking of new combinations and starter foods for babies. What worked for your little one?


  1. wow cake looks so soft n delicious ...very nicely explained..thanks for sharing


  2. Mandira the cake is just soo purfect..loved de texture.
    Ditto like u I too went crazy surfing 4 menus 4 my kiddo when he was an infant. His favorite was tomato upma...of porridge consistency, very healthy. Infact it was his afternoon meal for quiet a long time.

  3. darun cake Mandira. khub crumbly ar moist.

  4. Mandira,

    That looks so delicious ...Ameya R onoprashon hoye geche ki? Oh! time flies :-)really ...
    hugs and smiles

  5. Ameya is 6 months time sure flies.

    Is he a happy eater, does he like to eat new stuff ?

    I would make a khichuri with diff veggies, dal and rice. But I would do a ghee tadka with whole garam masala and sometimes jeera to make it taste better. However my second one is a very very picky eater and there is no set rule that worked for her

  6. the cake looks really delicious

  7. chinnu8:13 AM

    Cake looks so beautiful.really i will try this in my home.Thanks for posting this sweet dish in this blog.You can post like these blogs in ,a parenting site for mothers and women.It is mainly women website.It has event section too,in which you can post event at free of cost.In which you can see many events regarding food competition in chennai and kids events in chennai, where you can participate and show your talents .you can also join your children in many events like drawing competition etc..It shows upcoming,weekend events happening in Chennai.

  8. amazing cake and so well written!

  9. Hi,

    The ripe banana, I think will be the main taste adder to this cake... Anyways recipe seems simple to cook and tasty to eat. Thnx for sharing..

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  10. thank you everyone for your comments. I am looking forward to trying everything with ameya :)

  11. This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful!
    I'd love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think!
    Thanks and Happy Cooking!


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