Eggless Pineapple Strawberry Banana Cake

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Last week while driving to work, I heard a radio show host mention that a natural way to condition the hair was to apply a combination of mashed bananas, olive oil and leaving it on for about 30 minutes. She heaped praises on this wonderful concoction and went on and on about how beautiful and luscious the hair turns only after few uses. My reaction when I heard that was “Ewwww, no way am I going to smother bananas on my hair and make it all ooey-gooey, sticky and then walk around the house with that stuff for 30 minutes”!  Don’t get me wrong, I have the worst dry hair ever possible, yet I cannot muster courage to put on anything on my hair other than oil.

Anyway during the weekend when I saw some over ripe bananas over the countertop I faced the age old conundrum and as usual was wondering what to do with them. Yes, I admit the thought of using some of them on my hair lingered yet I am too chicken to try any experimenting on my hair. I am open and willing to take some risks on my face but not my hair. While the whole world can go get some shine on their hairs, I will be content baking these cakes and fretting over some useless calories.

I found this recipe at www.eggless.com and made little bit changes to the recipe. This is a wonderful website that is a repository of wonderful eggless cakes and cookies. I plan to try other easy recipes from this website.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups white self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple, strawberries ( adding large chunks will cause the cake to not bake properly)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Procedure:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
  • Take a baking pan and spray some non-stick cooking oil.
  • Combine sifted dry ingredients, sugar and nuts.
  • Mash the banana and stir in with the drained pineapple,strawberries, butter and sour cream.
  • Spoon mixture into pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
     
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19 comments

  1. indosungod says:

    RC, this is surely a delicious way to use those bananas. With some ice cream this sure is an awesome treat. As for bananas on the hair, I would have run away from that suggestion too 🙂

  2. Sukanya says:

    WOW… Eggless cake looks so good. Never tried egg less cake though some of my friends ask for the recipe. Urs look so good. Will try urs. Nice picture…

  3. Madhuram says:

    That’s a wonderful cake RedChillies. I’ve made carrot cake with bananas earlier. Pineapple and strawberry seems to be a very good combination.

    As you know I’m collecting eggless recipes from other blogs and compiling a list. To make it more easy I have this form, where you can submit the permalink of this recipe and I’ll upadate it later. If you are interested, check here:
    http://www.egglesscooking.com/eggless-baking-recipes/eggless-recipe-submit-form/

  4. Asha says:

    Banana smelling hair! Eww!! You know the best conditioner for shiny hair or for dry skin? Castor oil! It’s available in the Pharmacy, my son uses it on his lips, because none of the Chopstick work on is dry skin!:D
    Never baked a cake without eggs unless it’s quick bread.Looks good RC!:)

  5. Mallika says:

    The cake looks delicious. Have you tried mayonnaise for the hair? My friend & mom recommended it and my coarse, dry hair has never looked better. 45 mins pre shampoo and sorry if I’ve put anyone off their dinner…

  6. RedChillies says:

    Thanks ISG. Ice-cream is a lovely idea and also I am so glad that you are backing me 🙂

    Thanks Aparna. It is indeed an awesome website.

    Jee, Sia. Great minds think alike don’t they 🙂

    There you go Happy Cook. Join the Great minds club 🙂 I am so glad I have company.

    Thanks Sukanya. So glad you liked it.

  7. RedChillies says:

    Thanks Uma.

    Thanks Madhuram. I will surely post it at your website.

    Thanks Laavanya.

    I know Asha, that part threw me off! How in the world will I clean banana smelling hair 🙂 It was a put off for me 🙂

    Thanks TBC.

    Thanks Cham.

    Mallika, I hope you are kidding! Mayonnaise? Ah, I hope I was not living under the rock all these years!

  8. mohan kodange says:

    The banana cake was absolutely fantastic. I served it with banana slices and vanilla icecream. My dinner guests vere literally begging for more. Thanks you made my day.

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