I love to add fruits when making cakes, of course with the exception of chocolate cakes. Blueberries are my favourite and so are bananas. They are very healthy fruits. Time to combine them and see what happens. To make it even healthier I used spelt flour.
I get up early every morning. I love the early hours when I can do my stuff without being disturbed. So, this cake was made at 5am, just perfect for breakfast when the rest get up.
I also made fruit salad. This is my husband’s breakfast. He has been having rice noodles in hot soup most mornings lately because it’s so freezing cold. I knew he would complain to have this plate of fruits. He is just spoilt….by me of course. That’s why I need to give him incentives or rewards…..the cake this time……*wink*
When he entered the kitchen, he said, ‘Mmmmmm….smells really good.’
It’s for you to bring to office’, I replied. His face brightened up. Now’s the time. I passed him his big plate of fruits. And…there he went, ‘But this is not nice’, he complained. I asked, ‘Why?’.
He replied as if in pain, ‘I prefer hot soup!’
Smartly, I said, ‘Pretend it smells like the cake and it will make eating easier!’….haha. He had no choice but to finish the plate of fruits….I won! And he got to bring some cake to office for his morning tea.
This blueberry banana streusel cake actually turned out very delicious. It’s a great dessert for any time. You can go with ice cream, whipped cream or custard but we like it just as it is. It is very moist and the natural sweetness and flavour of the bananas is just beautiful. The base is a mix of cookie and cake texture while the crumbly streusel top adds texture to the cake. This is one I would make often. Maybe I should have added rum for added flavour. Well, next time. I would also add more fruits.
Here’s my Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake recipe:
1/4C spelt flour
Beat Ingredients A until light. I added some flour to prevent the mixture curdling.
3/4C spelt flour
1t baking powder
1C blueberries (I used frozen ones)
2 big bananas (sliced)
Sieve the flour and baking powder into the butter mixture above. Mix well until combined. Pour into a baking tin lined with baking (parchment) paper. The amount is not a lot so I used a square oven-proof glass dish.
Arrange the sliced bananas on the cake batter, pressing them down gently. Sprinkle the blueberries on top. I did not defrost the blueberries.
1/2C spelt flour
Put Ingredients C into a bowl. Use a fork to press and mix it up until it looks like bread crumbs. You can use finger tips but I find that it’s more difficult. The butter melts in my hands. If you have a small processor, it will take seconds to do it. But the amount is small, so it’s quite quick just using a fork.
Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the fruits. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove and let it cool down before cutting. I couldn’t wait. I had to cut and see how it was….mmm…really good.
See how good it looks. I think I will add more bananas and blueberries next time. If you like more blueberry dessert, Ann at Anncoo Journal had just posted a Blueberry Pie. It looks very delicious. I would love to try that one day.
Quote of the day……
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
- Robert Collier