Thursday, May 31, 2012

Banana Molasses Cake



I am one of those people who loves molasses even more than chocolate, it's healthy, rich with that little edge of bitterness. In Lebanon, we grew up eating molasses mixed with tahini. We used to wait for that moment when my grandmother used to get a small bowl, pour the molasses then add some tablespoons of tahini. We used to love swirling the tahini paste with the molasses using a small piece of lebanese bread, dipping it into the yummy mixture and savoring each bite of it.

So today, I will share with you this healthy banana molasses that literally takes few minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup (200 g) all purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup oil
5 small bananas (4 mashed, one sliced)
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

Grease a loaf pan. Preheat the oven at 350ºF (180ºC).
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Make a well in the center, add the mashed bananas, the eggs, the molasses and the oil.
Stir until mixture is smooth. Add the sliced banana. Mix.

Pour into the pan and bake for about 40 to 45 mn.

Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes clean, that means the cake is ready.
Let cool on a wire rack for about 10 mn.



Cake Bananes et mélasse

Ingrédients:

200 g de farine
2 oeufs
1 tasse de mélasse
1/2 tasse d'huile
5 bananes de petite taille  (4 écrasées, une coupé en rondelles)
1 càc de levure chimique
une pincée de sel

Beurrez un moule à cake. Préchaffez le four à 180ºC.
Tamisez la farine, la levure et le sel dans un grand saladier.


Faites un trou au centre, ajoutez les bananes écrasées, les oeufs, la mélasse et l'huile.
Mélangez jusqu'à ce que le mélange devienne homogène. Ajoutez la banane coupée en rondelles. Mélangez.

Versez la préparation dans le moule et enfournez 40 à 45 mn. Pour into the pan and bake for about 40 to 45 mn. Un cure-dent inséré dans le cake doit ressortir propre.

Laissez refroidir sur une grille.

5 comments:

  1. Mmmhhh, delicious and so moist! I love the flavor of molasses.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Beautiful, Cherine. You solved my problem of what treat to make for the weekend. The combination of banana and molasses sounds delicious.

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  3. Mmmm, I think I will make this cake this week. I always have these ingredients on hand :-)

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