Festive With Healthntrends: Spiced Almond Banana Jaggery Cake

Oct 21, 2022, 10:18 IST


Prep30 mins
Cooking60 mins
Category Dessert

With the festive season upon us, we are all looking for nutty recipes to use what we get! What better way than to use almonds, that are a source of 15 nutrients including vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein, among many others! Apart from a nutty flavour, it adds oodles of crunch and a dash of healthiness to your dishes! Chef Manish Mehrotra brings you one of his specialties to try this festive season.

Spiced Almond Banana Jaggery Cake

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Serves: 4


½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup jaggery powder

1½ tsp cinnamon powder

¼ tsp nutmeg powder

½ cup slices almonds

¾ cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp orange zest

1¼ cup mashed bananas

3 cups maida

1½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt                     

2/3 cup buttermilk




  1. Melt one-fourth cup of the butter. Pour two tablespoons of the melted butter into an 8-cup pan; brush the butter over pan sides and bottom.
  2. Mix together the jaggery, cinnamon, nutmeg and almonds. Sprinkle the bottom of pan with half the jaggery mixture; combine the remaining mixture with the remaining melted butter and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the remaining one fourth cup of butter with the granulated sugar until it is blended well. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until blended well. Beat in the mashed banana.
  4. In another bowl, mix the maida, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add this dry ingredient mix to the banana mixture. Add in the buttermilk and stir until blended well.
  5. Preheat your oven at 180° C.
  6. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Spoon the remaining jiggery-sugar mixture evenly over the top and then cover it with the remaining half of the batter.
  7. Bake in at 180° C in the preheated oven until a long wood skewer inserted into the thickest part of the cake comes out clean. This will take about 50 minutes. Cool the cake on a wire rack for about five minutes and then invert the cake onto a serving plate. Serve the cake warm or cool.

Image courtesy Chef Manish Mehrotra

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