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Banana and Pineapple Whole Wheat Sticky Cake

There is one thing that i hate more than badly cooked eggs and that’s rotten bananas.

Life seems to always come with these unexplainable conundrums, like how come hot dogs are always/usually sold in packs of 8 and hot dog buns in packs of 10?

How come the letter W isn’t instead called a double V?

Why do we look in the mirror after crying?

Why haven’t we gone back to the moon?

Why is Yoda Green?

Why did i spell Pineapple wrong on the picture above?

With all our technology, why can’t we find the lochness monster?

Is the real Paul McCartney really dead?

Ok I’m off track.

The point of this post is to approach the problem of, always buying too many bananas, and having them rot before we can eat all of them. Does this happen to you? Well it does to me. ALL THE TIME.

Here’s my solution.

Banana Cake has always been a favourite for me growing up. There was something about the dark bread and sticky moist interior that paired so well with milk and never failed to make me smile.

Until recently I had stopped eating regular banana cake, bought in store and shops, because people tend to oversweet them and use too many bad for you ingredients in one loaf, making it a sugar ray death nuke bomb from hell.

In my version, I try and work up the sweetness (and overall stickiness) with the addition of pineapple, honey and some molasses. This makes for a less sweet, more hearty and deep flavour that pairs perfectly with morning coffee or late night milk. I’ve replaced the white flour with whole wheat flour, given the choice I would have used multigrain or almond flour, but I ran out, and was too lazy to run to the store. Deal with it.

This is the perfect food for a pre-workout (good carbs + vitamins…), spread some butter on it if you want some good fat; or to munch on during a long session (its portable enough for those long rides, and replaces a power bar beautifully) or even for a recovery meal if eaten with a glass of milk (for protein) or after some scrambled eggs (to feed those tired muscles of yours)

Banana and pineapple Whole Wheat Sticky Cake

Take 4 large and very ripe bananas, bash up with 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of molasses, 6tbsp of chopped pineapple with juice, 6tbsp of unsweetened yogurt. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Throw in 2 eggs, mix. Boil 1 tbsp of milk and add to it 3/4 tsp of baking soda. Add in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of flake salt. Mix well. Add 1 handful of chopped walnuts.

Put them in a loaf tin and bake anywhere from 30mins-1hour, keep checking by making sure a wood skewer when inserted, comes out clean.

 

61 COMMENTS

    1. rina May 22, 2012 at 8:01 am

      you’re really good erwan..

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:40 am

        thanks Rina!

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    1. krisywink May 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

      soundz gooood!!!!

      i make mine eggless though :P i use either Ener-G egg replacer or Bob Mill’s ground flax seeds :)

      love your blog! keep ‘em coming!

      kris

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:39 am

        i like my eggs too much :)

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    1. trexcy May 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

      nice intro :)

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    1. Marvin Sj Sanjose May 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

      i love the idea or that new trends .i think sticky whole cake is yummy..i will try to make one soon

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:39 am

        thanks!

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    1. Marvin Sj Sanjose May 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

      i love it

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:39 am

        me too!

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    1. sarah May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      how long can this last if stored inside the fridge?

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:38 am

        easy 1 week, it’ll probably be gone before that though!

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    1. Sha May 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

      hi..

      the way it looks..it makes the banana cake more yummier and healthier..thanks for this!

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    1. sha May 23, 2012 at 2:37 am

      hi..

      it makes the banana cake more yummier and healthier..thank you for this post :)

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:36 am

        that it does

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    1. Marjorie May 23, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Love the new intro. yay! So cute.

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:36 am

        yay! thanks

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    1. Krishna May 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Yum yum!!! Mouth watering… Sluuurrrp!

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:35 am

        haha im not sure you can slurp this

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    1. Alyssa Mae Malacad May 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

      after i watched the video– i rush into the kitchen to make some– ughhh it’s so good , yeappp better than storebought—-2 thumbs up =) thank you for sharing this post =)

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:46 am

        where’s my picture?

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    1. annalie May 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

      looks yum.. great food..:)

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:46 am

        thank you Annalie

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    1. Camille May 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Perfect timing! It’s my dad’s birthday next week and he loves banana cake especially the one from Shangri-la’s bakery. I’ve been meaning to buy him some but since you posted this recipe, I’m going to try making this one first. I have a question though. I only have all purpose flour right now, if I use that, would the same measurement still apply? Thanks so much Erwan! More power to you and your blog! :D

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:45 am

        did you try it???? yup white flour is fine.

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        1. Camille May 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

          I did! But it turns out I had whole wheat flour in pantry as well so I made two. They both tasted soo good! And so easy to do! The pineapple gave a great contrrast to the banana-ey taste. I liked the overall texture of the wheat flour cake better though. I let my dad taste both of them and he agreed with me! I’ll try looking for multigrain flour at our supermarket and make this recipe again just to see which one my dad likes beast. One thing’s for sure though, this recipe is a keeper. I guess I won’t be getting his banana cakes from Shangri-la anymore. :P Thanks so much Erwan! I love you now! Haha.

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          1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

            thats perfect! You can try it with any kind of flour, you’ll see the more “antique” the grain (hemp..) the nuttier and more dense the taste!

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    1. cookie May 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

      great blog. in high school, (a long time ago) i told myself that i would marry whoever gave me bananas, my husband (then boyfriend) gave me banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts on our second date. ;) will have to try this recipe.

      p.s. great dancing on the call me maybe video. ha!

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:44 am

        thats a great story :)

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        1. Cookie May 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

          lol not really.

          anyway saw a pic on instagram of you wearing a morrissey shirt. are you a fan? just saw him recently at the Kaka’ako Amphitheater in Honlolulu. still amazing! last time I saw him was 12 years ago. did you catch his show at resorts world?

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          1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

            im a huge fan! saw him in manila! it was crazy!

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    1. coffee and pie May 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      to answer a couple of your questions…
      - hotdogs comes ten to the pound and jumbo hot dogs come eight to the
      pound. i guess it’s easier for manufacturers. 10,000lbs for 10,000pkgs.
      baker’s generally bakes in even numbers (half doze, baker’s dozen).
      - can’t answer why you look in the mirror after crying, but I don’t
      - there has been several succesfull landings/exploration on the moon since 1969 (Apollo 11) with the last one being in january 2011
      - he is a little green alien after all

      oh well…
      - hmmmmm…..
      - good luck finding a legend.
      – i didnt know there was a fake paul mccarthy who is alive as opposed to the real one who is dead. *must look into this*

      Is the real Paul McCartney really dead?

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:43 am

        landing explorations, but no physical person has gone back.
        haha you’re hot dog and bun explanation makes no logical sense to me hahahahah

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        1. coffee and pie May 31, 2012 at 5:53 am

          research, dear. research.

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        1. coffee and pie May 31, 2012 at 5:58 am

          only an idiot will get confused by the hotdog/bun explanantion… let me break it down to you like you’re a 5 year old…
          Your standard-issue hot dog, a product that generations of consumers have found to be convenient, comes ten to the pound. Jumbo hot dogs come eight to the pound, and occasionally you’ll see some symptom of wretched excess that comes four to the pound. If you’ve got 10,000 pounds of hot dogs, therefore, you know you’ve got 10,000 packages. A few packers deviate from this rule and give you, say, eight standard dogs per 12-ounce package, but they’re in the minority.

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          1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

            thanks for calling me an idiot.
            and your theory is based on the assumption that standard-issue hot dogs are the same all over the world.
            Moreover, you just made what started out as a joke into a really tedious explanation. Enjoy Life friend.

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            1. kat June 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

              coffee and pie is a bore!
              smart ass!
              by the way, thanks fir this erwan. mom loves banana cake.
              will try it this weekend!

    1. Ycong May 26, 2012 at 5:10 am

      Loved the new intro! Good work erwan. :)

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:40 am

        great thanks!

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    1. Jos May 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Sup Erwan,

      I really enjoyed the simplicity of this dish…will definitely give it a go! Just out of curiosity, do you by any chance bake? I’ve tried and failed miserably trying to bake macaroons…I know this is a popular French dessert which whenever I stumble across it in the market, I have to dig deep in my pockets just to have some. It’s super expensive to buy, and I’d go broke just trying to get my fix. If you know how to make them, a video clip s’il vous plait!

      Merci Beaucoup!

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:49 am

        well this banana cake kind of answers your question if i bake right? hahahahahah
        I’ll try and make a macaroon post fo you.

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        1. Jos May 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

          true….hahaaaa….I just wasn’t sure if you baked a lot, cause you cook more often than you bake on this site.
          whoohooo….nice….I’ll definitely look out for your macaroon post. thx

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          1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

            its coming next week!

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            1. Jos June 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

              Super happy and thx for the Macaron video.

    1. anthony c. monteiro May 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

      hi, so happy with this post… same with you, i hate seeing rotten bananas… and my pamangkins are already bored with my old banana cupcake recipe.. ill definitely try this one and let them taste it. but i think ill add a little bitter chocolate chips for them.. hehe… Thanks

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

        yes that works, or even other fruits, caramel…etc… the combinations are endless

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    1. Erika May 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Havent tried baking in a very long time and with this recipe ill probably try and bake one myself. It looks really easy to do. Thank you! :)
      I love the songs you put in your videos too. Really cool! :)

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

        thanks glad you like them!

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    1. abi May 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Hi erwan my first time to bake, and it’s banana cake, you inspire me a lot :) thanks :)

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

        thank you for trying it out!

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    1. itskayemiranda June 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      OMG at “Why do we look in the mirror after crying?” You know me so well, sir! :))

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

        i know, you’re weird

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    1. Coby June 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Where did you buy this “silicon” baking thingy? Sooo cool!

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

        muji

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    1. Kristen Alyssa June 26, 2012 at 1:46 am

      This sounds so yummy. I love banana cake but as you’ve already pointed out, the ones available in stores are always too sweet and the ingredients are not very good for us. I’m a health-conscious freak, and this is one hell of a good recipe. Something I’d definitely try one day!

      :) Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:11 am

        great, thank you Kristen!

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    1. Jhe June 27, 2012 at 4:36 am

      looks yum!!! I love baking banana bread but with different ingredients as yours but I’m gonna try your recipe!!! lets see if it taste as good as the picture above. :-))…have a good day!!! I’ll post a pic once its done.

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:19 am

        thanks jhe

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    1. Phillip Vallestero July 18, 2012 at 4:54 am

      Hi Erwan!

      This recipe is great! Any other healthy recipe? (breads or pastries). Because I really love to bake!

      God Bless!!!

      Phillip

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 2:00 am

        yup more soon

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    1. Maica November 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Super thanks for sharing this recipe. First time to try baking and the banana-pineapple cake was superb!!! Been trying 4 of your dishes already since then.. :)

      Happy cooking ^_^

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    1. Machelle June 29, 2013 at 7:19 am

      I love this!!! Can you post a macaroon recipe? :)

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