Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mini Choco,Banana & Coconut Milk Bundt Cake - An eggless Treat

A very short break to Kerala was enjoyed to the hilt and I am back with a spring in my steps. Nah it didn't matter that there were only 3 days to pump in as much sight-seeing as possible. Let my hair down literally and I am not even beginning to talk about food. Totally amazed at the delightful quality of the tummy nourishment in God's Own Country and the endless hogging has earned me back an old enemy . Yup, I am talking about the weighing scales. It has waged a little war against me and throwing an atrocious figure :P 

Anyways, back from the break, life's again a busy affair. But, not so busy that I could not catch a flick on sunday. And the soup for the soul was the latest hindi flick 'English Vinglish'. One word to describe the movie- 'Heart-warming'. I guess one is not enough so one more  "Coming-of-age" ! Ok it's 3 words but you get the drift. It's been a while I enjoyed a movie so much. It tugs the heart and makes you feel all buyoed up. Gently nudging you into appreciating people around you it reaffirms not to take things for granted. Bravo Gauri Shinde & Sridevi !!!

Coming back to today's recipe you must be aware that I have a sweet tooth - a huge one at that. For me a meal is complete only if a sweet something is tucked in , coz the sugar rush is a must (Health conscious folks please look the other way). The regular digging in to nutella jar and the choco peanut butter is not counted (sshhh!). There is something or other in my hearth to sweeten the dining affair. At the least an oreo does the trick and if nothing is around a huge spoon of honey or a chunk of jaggery suffices.  However this week is not for tucking in the nature's bounties as these mini beauties are digged into with gay abandon !

When Anusha revealed the hush-hush ingredient to be nuts or banana , I just knew the ripe bananas crying out alound on the table-top would be delighted to be spared from rotting away. You remember the Eggless Nutty Banana Cake , I dish out so often. Well, I tweaked the recipe to make it with wheat flour and in the process added some cocoa and coconut milk to make it more exciting !

And boy-o-boy the bake was airy,spongy,light and so full of the nutty almonds. After mixing the wet and dry ingredients if you find the mix to be still thick just add a spoon or 2 of milk/coconut milk. 

What's in it :-
(Makes:6,Bake Time :25 mins)
  • Wheat flour - 130 to 140 grams - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder-1 tsp
  • Ripe Bananas - 2 (medium)
  • Sugar-  125 grams - 1/2cup
  • Sunflower Oil- 55 ml -1/4cup
  • Coconut Milk - 100 ml +/- a little extra if required
  • Cocoa Powder - 2 to 3 tbsp (I eyeballed this ingredient)
  • Almonds - a fistful - chopped
Here's How:

Preheat the oven to 165 C. Grease the mini bundt tin and dust alittle with flour. 

Sift the flour along with the baking powder and baking soda. Mix the cinnamon powder and set aside.

Mash the bananas well and tip in the oil and sugar in it. Mix well till the ingredients dissolves well. Now dunk in the cocoa powder and mix well. Add the chopped almonds. Spill the creamy coconut milk in to the mix.

Finally dump the flour mix and combine well. Scrape the contents in to the tin (Alert : a little more than half of each slot, coz the bake swells )

Bake for 20-25 minutes until a tester comes out clean and the cake springs back when gently pressed.Allow to cool in pan for some time before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

Once the cake as cooled, top with any glaze or simply sprinkle icing sugar before tucking-in !
Check out what the other cookies are dishing out : Roshni AnushaRadhikaPriya MJayanthi


Linking it to Nancy's YBR-October'12

Also linking it to Nupur's What's with my Cuppa


  1. Looks absolutely cute and super moist..Irresistible mini cuties.

  2. Super cute..Looks delicious moist and yum!! Am craving for some after looking at this :)
    Kothu Kari Kulambu / Minced Lamb Curry / Kheema Curry
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  3. Wow awesome cake... Lovely clicks... Bookmarked..

    Event: Dish name starts with P

  4. Super duper delicious. Mini Bundt pan. I have searching for this one the whole of chennai and could not find it all.

  5. wow lovely shapes,luks perfect n yum...

  6. now i know what to ask you when you are coming down here sometime those mini bundt pans are what i ll ask for! and delicious piece of cake all my favorite flavors in one

  7. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  8. Loving ur bundt pan. And the cake looks soft n fluffy

  9. That is a wonderful treat - looks moist and delicious- And I am going to make eggless next time whatever I bake

  10. Hope you had a nice time in your short break:), I love your mini bundt pan and the cake looks soft and moist that too eggless... next in my list for kids this vacations!

  11. Lovely bunt cake.... Looks so moist and soft. Lovely clicks too.

  12. I wont add another comment for this Mini Bundit Pan.. Although I so want one ;)

    the cakes look lovely Priya.. good to see your entry for the event ;)

    Willing to se more entries for you in another event of mine :

    Cook n Bake with - Spinach

  13. Good that you had a nice break and enjoyed your trip!!
    Aah the scales are progressively moving in the wrong direction here too!! *Sigh*
    Read a tweet yesterday, which said, calories are just tiny little creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night!!
    And seeing your tempting cakes here, I so wanna have a bite now... and forget all about those little devils or the scales!! :D

  14. I just loved your write up...travelled and fretted with my own enemy and the movie review, well written. Coming to the cake, amazing ...I'm still searching and finding all sorts of reasons to scroll up to gaze at the beautiful texture of those mini cakes. Superb!!!

  15. You bet! I just got back from a vacation to Ooty. And, loved the relaxation, ended up hogging like crazy. Time to get back to a sensible diet and back to my brisk walks :). I can't even look at cakes for now :).

    1. ha ha; wish I could have your will power to stay off cakess n bakes rachna

    2. hehe We shopped for almost a kilo of chocolates in Ooty. Now that is something sinful to keep at home. I can resist everything but chocolates :). Kids and I compete over them.

  16. They look so moist n delicious! I love these short breaks, a bit hectic but still worth the effort especially since all my short breaks are wither to mom's place or discovering Karnataka!

  17. I have three bananas downstairs that must be used or go in the bin. When the mister can smell bananas, they're starting to get VERY spotty. I think they'd love to jump in one of these little bundt cakes. They look delicious.

  18. ooo these are so pretty! there is something so rich and delicious about an eggless cake...

  19. They look very spongy and soft......Love them!

  20. This looks and sounds so wonderful to my hungry tummy. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  21. hai...
    i have some doubts plz....
    a) can i use ordinary milk instead of coconut milk...
    b) or if one has only coconut powder how much dry powder should i add to water to prepare the liquid... ?
    c) i intend to use morris banana... will one suffice?
    i think its OK if i use any cooking oil(vegetable oil... ur comment plz..
    thanx in advance.... Bhama.

    1. Hi Bhama,


      1. You can use ordinary milk too; yup the flavour may vary but still come tasty.
      2. I have never used coconut powder to make coconut milk but I think you can follow the instructions on the pack to get it. Else for every cup of powder, mix 1/2 cup of hot water to get the coconut milk.
      3. One should suffoce. And yes you can use any vegetable oil/canola oil

      Do let me know how it turns out.

      Thanks & Cheers