Occasionally ,I will take a peek at Piggy's Cooking Journal and will virtually feast on her cakes. I saw this Banana Chocolate Cake from her cooking journal and I told myself I must make it when I have surplus banana in the house. There is always none left for making cakes unless I hide it away from the Piggies :p So this recipe has been in stored in my To Do List for a few months and now finally I have the opportunity to bake it for Claire's kids.
I dig it up from my to do list and baked it for Claire's daughter who loves banana cake. I used Irish Baileys instead of rum and german black chocolate powder . It tasted good even though it may not look nice. My banana tilted when it was baking in the hot oven so all went in different directions LOL! Piggy, I know you must be laughing at the cake but it tasted good :)) It didn't turn out as nice at yours , though. I need to practice more on the art of placing the banana upright ... lol!
I was disappointed with the banana for not standing upright..they went in all directions like drunken bananas because of too much baileys I guess :p Please don't look at mine...check it out on Piggy's Cooking Journal for a perfect view :) Thanks Piggy for sharing another winner ! I love her blog and this is the fourth or fifth recipe from her blog and it all turned out great. I will perfect it the next time I bake this cake, I promised myself that :p
Meanwhile if you are keen to make this winner cake, hop over to peep at her Banana Chocolate Cake :) you will be seduced by it too :)
let the cut bananas soak in Baileys & brown sugar
arrange them vertically upright in two rows
they were drunk with the Baileys ,
they went haywire half way thru baking
it looks like charcoal due to the black chocolate powder :)
but chocolatey in taste
Banana Chocolate Cake Recipe(adapted from Piggy's Cooking Journal )
3 or 4 bananas (cut into length of 4cm, you will need 9 pieces of cut bananas)
60g brown sugar
1 tbs rum * I used 2 tbsp Baileys For the cake:
100g unsalted butter
80g brown sugar
4 tbs cocoa powder, sifted * I used 1.5 tbsp of German Black Chocolate powder + 1 tbsp of melted dark chocolate
100g self-raising flour, sifted
1) Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease a 18cm square baking pan, line with baking paper.
2) Mix bananas, brown sugar and rum in a bowl. Set aside.
3) In a medium bowl, whip butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs into the batter one at a time, follow by cocoa powder and flour. Mix until just combine.
4) Scrape the batter into the pan. Place the bananas into the batter, let them stand vertically.
5) Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
6) Transfer the pan to a rack and let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes. Lift the cake out of the pan by holding on to the baking paper and let it cool completely on the rack before cutting into 9 squares.
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