Prana Chai Banana Cake! Sharmila from @sweetbitesofmine has taken her love of chai to another level by whipping up a Chai Spiced Banana Cake! Topped with crumbed ginger cookies and maple syrup, this fragrant cake is soft and light with a crunchy cookie sweetness.

Author: sweetbitesofmine

Ingredients

  • 2 cups over ripe mashed banana (2 cups frozen banana mashed works really well)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (or dairy butter for a non-vegan alternative)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed chai tea
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Topping:

  • 1 cup ginger cookies (crumbed)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (180°C) and lightly grease a cake pan with butter or oil.
  • If using frozen bananas, defrost in microwave (the liquid from the frozen bananas adds a lovely softness to the cake).
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until soft.
  • Use an electric beater to whip the butter together with the sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (plain and pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda).
  • Pour the chai tea to the banana mixture.
  • Fold the flour mixture to the banana mixture
  • Pour batter to the cake pan and bake for 45-50 minutes and let cool for an hour.
  • Once cooled, add the crumbed ginger cookies and pour maple syrup over the top.

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