Saturday, November 16, 2013

Banana Walnut Cake with Caramel Meringue Buttercream

12 Nov 2013 was my darling husband's big day....and walaupun this is a belated post he..he..(sgt malas sekarang ni nak update blog hmm..jgn marah ya ) but I nak wish juga kat alam maya nih...
'happy birthday to the love of my life and wish you always be blessed by Allah the Almighty and may our love remains strong both in this life and hereafter,Insyallah...Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin'.

Just a simple celebration .... I just made "pulut Kuning" with Chicken curry and compliments with this Banana Walnut Cake...

This cake was inspired by Martha Stewart Banana Cupcake with Caramel buttercream ....and the recipe was adapted from Kak Yani ,Thekitchenguardian and for the caramel sauce I sourced the recipe from Sarah Jasmine from The world of baby cakes ....
The results turn out really good even my darling hubby loves it ...^__^ and me too....

Banana Walnut Cake
original recipe: Kitchen guardian
250g unsalted butter-melted n cooled
180g castor sugar(the original recipe is using 250g)
2tsp vanilla essence

4 large eggs(grade A)

4 large ripe banana-mashed

350g all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt

6 tbsp buttermilk/yogurt
handful of roasted chopped walnuts

How to:
1-Mix (A) till well incorporated and add egg one at a time
2-Add mashed Banana
3-Add (D) in 3 additions
4-Lastly add (E)-pour into two greased 8" round pans
5-Bake in a preheated oven 160C for 40 to 45 mins

Caramel Sauce
original recipe: Sarah Jasmine 
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whiping creame

-melt the sugar
-when sugar has melt and has turn to amber colour-turn off the heat
-pour cream bit by bit and stir till all incorporated
-put back the pan on the stove and let the caramel simmer a little bit-remove from the heat
-let it cool and pour into container and refrigerated.

Caramel Meringue Buttercream
Original Recipe: Sonia -Nasi Lemak Lover
100g white egg
135g castor sugar
227g unsalted butter-anchor-cut into small pieces-but let it cooled
1/2 quantity of caramel sauce
1 tsp vanilla essence

How :
-combine the egg whites,sugar in the heatproff bowl of a standing mixer set over a pan of simmering water
-whisk canstantly by hand until mixture is warm to the touch and sugar has dissolved(the mixture should feel completely smooth when rubbeb btwn your finger)
-Attach the bowl to the mixer fitted with whisk attachment-with medium to high speed-whisk until stiff and fluffy and glossy-kalau nak test ok ke tak- sentuh mangkuk akan rasa sejuk...
-with lower speed add butter one at at time,mixing well after each addition-once all butter has been added,whisk in vanilla and caramel.
-switch to paddle attachment-and continue beating on low speed until all air bubbles are eliminaated,about 2 minutes-continue beating until the frosting is completely smooth.

How to assemble the cake:
-cut the cake into 4 layers
-spread the buttercream on the 1st layer of cake then drizzle the caramel sauce then top it with 2nd layer of cake-repeat the same process till the 4th layer of cake

happy baking ^__^

1 comment:

Rachel Page said...

I have so many recipes for banana cake (don't we all) - banana cake with berries, with chocolate, with nutella, with peanut butter etc etc etc - but this recipe could be the queen of them all.