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Cranberry, Banana, Apple Cake



I’m bored at home once again haha. I think I’m getting the flu, or maybe I’ve been walking a lot lately, if it’s the latter one I must say I have a bad physical condition because it hasn’t been that much walking… Anyway, I wanted to stay at home tonight and since there are plenty of bananas in my house (if you haven’t read my post on Banana Bread, we have banana trees at my house), what better way to use them than for baking a cake!

A little note before I go on, I made up this recipe, I didn’t use any other recipe as a reference, only my imagination, but I think the result was pretty tasty (hope you like it as well!!). I would love to read your comments on this Cranberry, Banana, Apple Cake :)

Ingredients:
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
3 eggs
1 green apple
5 bananas
1 1/2 cups of apple juice
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 
2 1/2 cups of baking flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon of nutmeg powder
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/4 cup of sliced almonds
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
Pinch of sugar

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Celsius. Grease and flour a baking pan.

With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. I like to take my time doing this step and keep mixing the two together until the butter is pale yellow.

Next, add the three eggs, one at a time. Remember to take your time mixing all the ingredients. At first you’ll notice that the mixture becomes quite sticky and solid, but, once you add all three eggs, it will be more liquid. After mixing the eggs, put the mixture aside.

In a blender, yes a blender, mix together 3 bananas, the apple juice, and the vanilla. It’s like making a juice, the bananas have to be well blended. Then, add this mixture to the butter we set aside the step before. With the electric mixer, mix everything together.

Swift together the flour and baking powder over the wet ingredients (the mixture) and stir until well blended.

Cut into small pieces the 2 bananas left and chop the apple into bit size squares. I don’t peel off the apple because I think that this way it adds more flavor to the cake. With a wooden spoon, or any kind of spoon, stir and mix together the bananas, apple, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Place the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for an hour, or until golden brown. To make sure the cake is ready, you can test it with a knife or tooth pick. Place it in the cake and if it comes out clean, then its ready. Although it’s hard for me to do so, let the cake cool down in the oven until it’s at room temperature. 


Enjoy!

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