Saturday, May 17, 2008

Banana chocolate cake

Banana cake is super simple to make and extremely tasty. Here the banana work as flavouring agent as well as a substitute for the eggs ...good for the veggies!
This recipe contains egg (just one) but can be made without it also. The chocolate and banana flavours go so well together that the chocolate banana cake will become your favourite cake! It requires minimal whipping!
Frosting is also simple and eggless!

Ingredients for cake:
2 Bananas
1/2 cup melted Semisweet chocolate
1 cup Milk
1 Egg
1.5 cup All purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup melted Butter
pinch of Salt
1.5 tbsp Baking soda
1.5 tbsp Vanilla extract

Ingredients for Frosting:
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate
1 cup cream
1 Mashed banana (optional)
Strawerry syrup

Chopped almonds/walnuts for garnish.

Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and keep aside these dry ingredients.
In a mixing bowl add melted chocolate, sugar, egg, mashed bananas, milk, liquid butter and vanilla extract.
Now put dry ingredients to the wet ones in three parts, one third at a time. You can also add some chopped walnuts if u like.
Butter and flour the baking dish and shift the mixture into it.
Now bake at 350F for 30-35 min. Insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
Let it cool.

For the frosting, melt butter in a pan on medium heat, add 1/2 cup cream to it. When it just comes to a boil put off the heat and add chocolate to the butter cream mixture. Chocolate will melt in the warm mixture.
Let it cool in the refrigerator for 30-45 min. Add remaining whipped cream to it and the mashed banana or banana smoothie. Cool for another 10-15 min .
Sprinkle strawberry syrup on the cake and then cover it with the frosting. Garnish with chopped almonds or walnuts.

As we have added mashed bananna to the frosting it better to eat it fresh. If you wish to store it then make the frosting without banana just with chocolate, cream and butter.

Banana cake is too good to resist!


Jan said...

Oooh YUM - that looks lovely!

Pearl said...

Thanks for your comments Jan :)

Sunil Kamat said...

Thank You :)