Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake

We used method 2

Mother\\\'s Day Special in the period of Covid-19 lockdown on 10 May 2020.

  • To prep

    1 hr
  • To cook

    1 hr
  • Level

    Easy
  • Servings

    1 Loaf
  • Method 1 (Makes 1 loaf)
  • Ingredients
  • 1&3/4 cups (230 gms) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (75 gms) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons (6 gms) baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons (6 gms) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 gms) salt
  • 1&3/4 cups (350 gms) granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup (250 gms or 2 large bananas) mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (240 ml) drinking water (room temperature) or coffee (room temperature) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons (6 gms) vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Ganache Ingredients (Op[tional)
  • 8 ounces (225 gms) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (roughly chopped into small pieces)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream (cream with a 35-40% butterfat content)
  • 1 tablespoon (14 gms) butter (roughly cut into small pieces)
  • Cake Method
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
  • Butter or spray with a non stick vegetable spray a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan.
  • Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour cocoa powder baking powder baking soda salt and sugar.
  • In another large bowl whisk eggs. Then stir in the mashed bananas water (or coffee) milk oil and vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir or whisk until combined. The batter is quite thin.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack to cool it down.
  • When completely cooled either eat it as is or frost it with the Ganache.
  • Ganache Method (optional)
  • Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel or heatproof bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat (can also be heated in the microwave). Bring just to a boil. Do not over boil.
  • Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes.
  • Stir until smooth and then let it stand at room temperature until the Ganache has completely cooled (can also place in the refrigerator).
  • Then with a hand mixer or wire whisk beat until soft and fluffy.
  • Spread the Ganache on the top of the cake and serve.

Method

    Method 2 Makes 1 Loaf ( 9x13)
    Ingredients
    1.5 cups all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup white sugar
    1.5‚ÄČteaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup mashed bananas
    1 egg
    1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
    1/4 cup milk
    3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    Method
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
    In a large bowl mix flour sugar baking powder and salt.
    In a separate bowl combine bananas egg melted butter and milk.
    Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until blended but be careful not to over mix.
    Stir in the chocolate chips.
    Pour batter into 9x13 inch pan
    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. It will have some melted chocolate, but no crumbs.
    Remove it and keep it on a wire rack to cool down.
    Once cooled cut into slices and serve.
Recipe By

Mohnaz BalsaraMember of ZFC

Own a travel company called DeiaMo Paradiso. Have extensive deals in over 100+ countries. Love to travel and take tons of photograhs.

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