Adding nuts to the Banana Refrigerator cake
Posted: 06 January 2011 01:30 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I would like to try making the Banana Refrigerator cake with walnuts. Is there anything I need to change in the recipe? Can I just add about a cup of chopped walnuts, for example?

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Posted: 06 January 2011 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think it would be just fine.  I would toss the nuts in a little flour before adding them…helps prevent them from sinking when you add them to the batter

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Posted: 06 January 2011 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Make sure they are chopped reasonably fine, also, so they have less chance of sinking to the bottom!  You can mix about 2/3 of the nuts in and sprinkle the rest on top of the batter. Some will sink but stay near the top, and some will stay on top looking pretty.

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Posted: 08 January 2011 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you Bill and Anne for your tips. I will be trying it this week.

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Posted: 24 January 2011 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I thought I would loop back and report on my results. I didn’t know about walnuts sinking to the bottom of a cake before. So I did what you both said and tossed the walnuts with the flour. I made a test run of the cake before making the final cake for the event. I didn’t have turbinado sugar so I used granulated sugar. The test cake was tender and moist and not too sweet.

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Posted: 24 January 2011 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Looks great!  Thanks so much for reporting back. smile

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Posted: 24 January 2011 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Looks delicious!  Thanks for posting a pic!

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