September 05, 2006

way to use up bananas

my children love banana and banana smoothies. and we stock up bags and bags of bananas until the next our groceries day comes. sometimes, i'm the creator of the banana smoothie feels like hey, i've got enough with these smoothies thing. do something else. and i did.

this cake is certainly moist and easy to make. i use cocoa powder because i don't like to see bananas go black on the plain cake. and to finish it, i coat the cake with thin ganache and just drizzle some white chocolate on top. kids love it!

Banana Chocolate Cake

3 large bananas, chopped
130 unsalted butter
160g caster sugar
6 eggs
200g standard flour sifted with 25g cocoa powder, 2g baking soda, 2g baking powder,
and 1g salt
100g dark cooking chocolate + 100g cream, melted to make ganache
50g white cooking chocolate, melted

Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add eggs one at a time. Add in the chopped bananas, combined well. Sift the mixture of flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt over the mixing bowl, mix well. Pour into the prepared 22cm ring cake tin in the preheated moderate oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to the wire rack to cool completely. Then ice with ganache and drizzle with the white chocolate. Serves 8.


Bruno said...

Great recipe!
You've been tagged... See my blog for more info!


Lia said...

Aaaawww... coklat & pisang, love it, love it, loooove... it so much!

Ritha said...

Arfi, Pa kabar? I just tagged you for the project initiated by Melisa from "The travelers lunch box". The project called "5 things to eat before you die". Please read more on my blog. Have a nice weekend!

farida said...

Mbak Arfi...oishii so... pisangnya pisang ambon itukan...?
Blognya saya link boleh?

HomeMadeS said...

bruno, thanks for taking me!!

liyah: weiiii... indahnya kombinasi coklat dan pisang huehehehe...

ritha: thanks ya! the second time i was tagged!

farida: oishioooo... boleh, silakan link blog saya ya! thanks!

Lushlife said...

Meanwhile in Queensland (current price of bananas $13.00per kilo) we can only recall the good old days when we had too many bananas so some went brown !

HomeMadeS said...

oh, i heard it when it was $12.00 and now it's @13.00!!! gosh, that's a lot to put on the shopping list, isn't it? last friday we bought bananas for only $2.46!!