Monday, March 26, 2012

Peanut Butter & Banana Pound Cake With Nutella Glaze

Salam to all,

I have to agree with the tv show 's quote 'Kids Say The Darnest Thing'.  That's what happened to us today.  Me and hb really had a good laugh while we were having our dinner just now.  We were watching the current affairs show on tv and the topic today was : Are NZ Employer Racist?  There was an online discussion on facebook and the presenter read one of the feedback.  I quote this from the current affair's website "Sorry that you call Yik a New Zealander as whether he was born here or not, he is not a kiwi in our eyes - excuse the pun.  I would like to think Maori or European"..... then the tv changed to another channel cos we booked a programme that we wanna watch.  Hb goes "Yeah right...what about my daughter??  She's half Maori and half Malay and she's born here.  She is a kiwi."  Suddenly we heard a response from Jannah that made us burst into laughters "I'm not a kiwi....I'm a UNICORN!!"  Adeehhhhh.......Jannah, Jannah LOL!!!

While I was accompanying Jannah in her room to sleep ealier....she said something silly again that made me laugh.  "Mama.....tangan Jannah pening arh."  I had to ask her again "Apanya yang pening?"  She replied "Tangan Jannah lah pening....dah sakit.  Nak kena pergi nak tengok the bones.  Mama gosok kasi tak pening lah."  Adoooooiiii pengsan, pengsan!!  Tangan pun boleh pening wahahahahaz!!! 

Ok lah let me tell you story of this cake.  Actually, I took a break from cleaning this morning.  I was still in the midst of revamping Jannah's room.  It is still topsy turvy as I moved the furniture around again.  She growled me for making her room ironic is that hahahaz.  Usually, its the other way round.   Oh well, it's only half messy at the moment.  The other half of the room is sparkling dust, no cobwebs ok little gal yg tangan pening!!!   Before I make this cake....I actually made some nutella cheese cupcake which I gladly donated them to the bin.  Dunno what went wrong with the recipe.....Yes!!  I blame the recipe nyehahahahaz.  As the chocolate smell from the not so good cupcakes was still overwhelming the house, I decided to bake again as I have this dissatisfied feeling sort of lingering around me.

I choose to bake another  recipe using peanut butter since I want to finish the smooth peanut butter.  A big fan of peanut butter I am but when it comes to peanut butter sandwich....I choose the super crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth.  Nutella.....I have it in abundance.  Bought 2 750gm jars when it was on clearance last month.  Verdict......we luv this cake ;) whats not to like about peanut butter, banana and nutella.  When they are combined together, I can eat until my kepala pening wahahahaz!!!

There was too much cake batter to fill up 1 bundt pan.  I used the mini bundt pan for the rest of the batter and got 4 pieces.  And......don't ask me where the marble swirl is cos I dont know where it's currently hiding at hmmmmzzzzz.

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup smooth peanut butter, divided
2 3/4 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 large bananas, mashed
1 cup Nutella, divided
2 tablespoons milk or water (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter and 3/4 cup of the peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the sugar, mixing until light and airy, around 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the flour and salt to the mixer, all at once, and mix just until incorporated. Mix in the mashed banana on low.
Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan. Drop heaping spoonfuls of Nutella over the top of the batter, about 1/2 a cup. Using a butter knife, swirl the Nutella all throughout the cake to get a marbled look.
Bake the cake for 60 - 75 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a tester comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Heat remaining Nutella and peanut butter in the microwave in 10 second intervals to soften it up enough to drizzle. If desired, mix in a little milk or water to thin the glaze out.
Drizzle on top of the bundt cake.

One thing for sure, its gonna taste better tomorrow ;)  Have a blessed week ahead y'all....insyaAllah.  TTFN........


Yat Maria said...

Hahahhahaha babe, memang afdhalll Jannah jawab unicorn!! apa jer dia hentam main hembus jer..sian ai baca tangan dia pening, meh sini Aunty picitkan biar pening tangan tu hilang..hahahah..kalo tak sapu jer panadol kat tangan yg fening tu, nanti hilangla pening..haahhaha..

So being a mixed blood, Maori + Malay leh jadi Maolay or Laymao..hehe..jk jer babe, aite! pepun anak mixed blood ni sumer lawa2 arr..pakkal anak ai dah tua..

Anie said...


Tu arh babe nasib baik tak jatuh kerusi kita ketawa. The way she said it was epic. Too bad takde camera to record the moment. Selalu dia ckp I'm a princess macam mana boleh kluar unicorn plak lah smalam ahakkksss.

Tangan pening gosok panadol eh....wahahahaz!! Aunty Yat pun klakar lah u. Pagi ni bgn dia cakap tgn dia pening dah. So, cure for tangan pening....just sleep it off babe :ppp

Yup hb ckp its either she's Maolay or Mawi (Malay Kiwi) plus Scottish, Javanese, a little bit of Chinese....hahahaz. I cant see her mix blood look. She looks Asian to me....but bila balik sg, ppl can see that she's mixed hairan.

wanie said...

suka tgok blog ni..

Anie said...

Thank you Wanie...sudi singgah sini ;)

somuffins said...

I takut kalau wallet I pening, hehe..

Unicorn is epic! I'd like to be ikan paus :-)

Ramai buat kek berasaskan pisang so hari nih I buat bingka pisang. Dah lama tak makan. Resipinya takde sukatan tertentu (old school style, pung pang aje ikut rasa).

Anie said...


Wallet pening eh hahahaz...u jgn takut urut jer lebih2. Mana tau duit kat dlm tu nanti bertambah2 :p

Ikan paus....tak mau lah Cik Som. Ikan duyung lagi best hahahaz.

Yg penting jadi the bingka pisang, tak kisah lah cara apa u buat kan. Jgn mcm my nutella cupcakes. Follow recipe pun tak jadi :( huhuhu

Rima said...

ahhh kan budak memang gitu.. the other day my hubs was Bitching abt his friend punya gf.. dah tu one fine dah tu kita jumpa they all kat cafe.. bila i heard sonia started to open up her mouth and said.. "My papa saiddddd... i terus potong jalan seh.. takut dia terlepas cakap.. "my papa says ur not that pwetty!" haishhh.. i told my hubs.. lain kali tak leh lepas cakap gitu cos budak memang suka pecah bomb

Eh what happened to ur cuppies? kadang tu harus lah salah kan recipe hehehe

Anie said...


OMG!!! U pun pengsan dgn budak Sonia jugak hehehez.

My hb kalau bebual dgn kawan2 dia hmmmzz F sana F sini. Sampao si Jannah satu kali tu guna the F word. Lagi lah I boleh pengsan dgr coz it really doesnt come out from my mouth. I mencarut guna perkataan far blom dgr blom kluar drpd mulut Jannah lagi hahahahaz!!

My cuppies eh :( Dalah it sunk in sampai there's no tomorrow. Dah gitu mcm berair2 aja haiizzz.


This is perfect!!! Love it :)

Anie said...

Thanks for the kind compliment Love ;)