Want to make a cake but can’t bake?
If you are too busy or lazy to face your oven but has a sweet-tooth, or need to impress your guests, or simply want to entice and satisfy your loved ones’ cravings for a dessert, then recipe is a must-see, a must-have and a must-try. You don’t need to be an expert to make a delectable creation. 😊
Here’s a go-to, fool-proof, no-bake, homemade cake that you can make. I’m happy to share this with all of you. 😘
Elaine’s Banana Walnut Cream Cake
For this beautiful, reach-for-another-slice dessert, you will just need:
1 (200g) pack graham crackers
2 (250ml) tetra brick all purpose cream
1 (300ml) can condensed milk
8 pieces or more big Lakatan bananas
A handful of walnuts (optional)
You’ll also need:
An electric mixer or a wire whisk and a mixing bowl to whip the cream
Freezer-safe plastic container ( I used a Lock and Lock 9x6x3 container)
Put all purpose cream in your freezer door compartment for at least 6 hours or chill overnight in the fridge. When your cream is ready, prepare bananas by slicing them in circles and set aside. Pour contents of chilled cream tetra boxes into a bowl and whip them until doubled in volume. If you are using an electric mixer, a good 5 minutes in high speed is perfect. I use my ever reliable Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer, I get the perfect results everytime. You may use a wire whisk but you will achieve the desired thickness and fluffiness of the cream after about 15 minutes of manual whipping. Then, add condensed milk and continue whisking until fully incorporated. If cream is still thin, put the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes and whisk again.
Prepare crust by lining your container with graham crackers. Pour cream mixture until layer is covered. You can do one thick cream layer or multiple layers by alternating graham crackers and cream. The sliced bananas are in the middle after a cream layer, or can be used as toppings. Repeat process until the container has been filled. Cover and freeze for (how long can you wait?) atleast 12 hours or depending on your freezer settings. I usually make this in the evening so my children wouldn’t be tempted to ask for a slice. Cake should be frozen enough to cut through and pull out a slice. Sprinkle with walnuts before serving and enjoy!
Tips: You can use your favorite fresh fruit fillings or toppings like mangoes, peaches, kiwi, strawberries or any fruit in season. The possiblities are endless. You can also control the sweetness by reducing condensed milk into half. Happiness is homemade indeed! 👍
Thank you for dropping by my test kitchen. Let me know how you had fun making it or how your family and friends loved it. Don’t forget to take some photos and tag me. 📷📱 Loving is sharing. 😘
With love, 💕