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
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.