Light Banana Cake with Almond Nibs

It’s really amusing that after 10 over years of working life (opps, did I reveal my age ?), and encountering tons of weird people at the workplace, while some really amuses me much, some are really nice to have, others are just none other than coleaks. Despite all that, I feel that generally working, though may cause a strain in some parts of your personal life, like having less time for the things you like, but it also mentally and emotionally supports your mental well being. You get to socialize and talk to people from all kinds of backgrounds and you tend to be more well versed in the market trends and knowledge.

Of course, I often heard people saying, as long as they struck it rich, they won’t bother themselves about working but would just lead a “tai-tai” life. But even as tai-tai, you also need to have something to do on a daily basis right ? I mean, you can’t possibly be doing your spa, nails and hair everyday, could you ? Maybe I haven’t been a tai-tai yet, so I couldn’t say for much what they do, but I believe everyone needs some kind of “work” in your life to be mentally sustainable. Not sure about you, but having been through a period of time, waking up in the morning and thinking “what to do today?” terrifies me then.

Of course, a short break is definitely good for re-charging, but not when you have nothing concrete on hand and leading a life aimlessly. I couldn’t bear leading such a life now. Can you ? But I am hearing of people who are doing that now and they are young people who has received good education and has all the capacity and means to handle a job in the marketplace. They don’t work simply because they don’t wanna work ? Really oh gosh right… not as if your family are billionaires still, but else, please wake up the idea !! Hiaks.

Coming back, I baked a banana cake recently. It’s those light and spongy cake, an in-between of a chiffon and sponge cake. So for those who prefer dense and rich banana cake, you are free to give this a miss ! Hahaha. I am being very frank arh… Nice or not nice seriously depends on individual taste-buds.


Instead of pairing bananas with the usual walnuts, I had almonds nibs instead.


The cake manages to stay spongy till the next day, though a bit dry. Goes perfect with a cuppa for an afternoon tea break.

Are you all gearing up for the weekends already ? And I realise it’s the school holidays too. Though it doesn’t impact me much, but I do prefer the lesser office crowds, considering many people would be on leave or away for holidays with the kids.


And I will be away for a very short weekend getaway! Stayed updated on my whereabouts and doings via my Facebook here !



Light Banana Cake w Almond Nibs

By Eat What Tonight Published: May 30, 2014

  • Yield: 1 8 inch square cake (4-5 Servings)

It's really amusing that after 10 over years of working life (opps, did I reveal my age ?), and encountering tons of weird people at …



  1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Sift plain flour and baking powder and soda together.
  3. Mix in mashed bananas, whipped cream with lemon juice and flour mixture till combined. Set aside.
  4. Beat egg whites till stiff. Fold in gently to the batter from the previous step till well combined. Gently fold in amond nibs as well.
  5. Pour into a greased and lined 8-inch square tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for about 50-55 minutes till cooked and golden brown.
  6. Remove cake from oven and leave to cool before serving.

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