How to make Spiced Almond Banana Jaggery Cake
Step 1 Grease the 8-cup pan with with melted butter
To make this delicious cake, melt 1/4 cup of unsalted butter in a bowl. Take an 8-cup pan and pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter into it. With the same butter in the pan, grease all the sides of the pan as well.
Step 2 Combine all the spices with jaggery and sprinkle over the 8-cup pan
Take a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together powdered jaggery, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almonds. Stir well. Now, sprinkle half of this mixture into the greased 8-cup pan. Add the remaining jaggery mixture in the bowl where the melted butter (Step 1) was kept and mix well. Keep this jaggery spice mixture aside for future use.
Step 3 Prepare the banana cream mixture
Next, blend granulated sugar with another 1/4 cup of butter thoroughly. After a cream is formed, beat in the eggs one at a time. Again blend this mixture thoroughly. After the resultant is well incorporated, add mashed banana to it and mix well.
Step 4 Prepare the batter by mixing dry and wet ingredients together
Take a large mixing bowl, mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the banana cream mixture to the dry flour mixture and blend vigorously. Carefully, pour the appropriate amount of buttermilk into the resulting mixture and blend thoroughly to form a smooth batter.
Step 5 Fill the 8-cup pan with batter and jaggery-spice mixture
Fill 3/4th portion of each cup of the 8-cup pan with the batter. Sprinkle the jaggery-spice mixture above the batter and again pour the batter over the spice, filling the remaining part of the cup. Even out the surface of batter using the back of a spoon.
Step 6 Bake the cake mix into the oven for 50 minutes and enjoy
Put this 8-cup pan into the oven and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes. After the cake is completely baked, place it on a wire rack and let it cool. Invert the cake onto a serving plate and serve the cake warm or chilled.