Friday, 30 May 2014

Chocolate Banana Cake

I have some bananas that's ripening too quickly. Must be due to this crazy hot weather! But it's ok, at least now I can bake! Let me think.. muffins? cookies? cupcakes? Banana cake? Boring... unlike chocolate cake! OMG I love chocolate cake! I wondered if there's such a thing as chocolate banana cake and Goggled it. Apparently there are! I surfed around and found a good looking one from I made some adjustments to the recipe of my own, and this is the end result.

Heavenly..! It's the most moist, fudgy, chocolately cake I've ever tasted. A super rich chocolate cake with a light banana taste. So good, I'm speechless. So... let's bake!

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1 cup cake flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (I didn't have enough to make 1 cup -_-")
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flavorless oil
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter a 23 x 33 cm pan. 
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside. 
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin. 
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with the Ganache.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. 
  3. When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy. Then spread the frosting on top of the cake.

*I didn't wait long enough for the ganache to set so it was quite liquid when I poured onto the cake. But it tasted awesome anyway!*

Tell me you don't want to put that into your mouth! Come on..!

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