Saturday, March 17, 2012

Moist Banana Cake With Gooey Chocolate

Eating a moist banana cake with gooey melted chocolate is really a sinful indulgence for me. Banana and chocolate are a perfect match in this moist cake.  Every bite is full of the gooey chocolate .....and it was awwwwwsome!  While it was baking in the oven, the whole house was perfumed with the baked scent divine !  I will definitely make this again.  I baked a big one for my cell group meeting and boy, it was a hit with my church cell group . Haha, once again , my head swelled for a moment, but after the nite lesson, I have to be humble so the head shrank back to its normal size LOL!  Before taking the cake to the cell group meeting, I stole some for photoshooting :p   If you love banana and chocolate , this is the ONE for you :)

I stole the recipe from Piggy -  Piggy's Cooking Journal and tweaked it by adding in more melted chocolate to give it the gooey appearance :p  I didn't named myself an  ' la truie  ' for nothing  LOL!  * oink oink . Do hop over to her blog..she has a beautiful blog and I wish I could finish trying out all her recipes on her blog....whoa once again the   'la truie ' greedy traits surfaced....I am a greedy ' la truie ' when I see good food :p

I knew this cake would be moist and delicious 
from the look of the batter  :p

the whole house smelled good
while the cake was baking in the oven....
did I say that I am happy when I am in the kitchen?
Kitchen is the heart of the home :)

love the gooey chocolate in the cake....mmmm slurp

see how moist the cake is...lovely !

Moist Banana Cake With Gooey Chocolate  - adapted from Piggy's Banana Chocolate-Swirl Cupcakes 

I increased it to 1.5 times of her 
recipe to make a 10"  square cake

240g cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
200g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
120g caster sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana
1 teaspoon lemon juice
30g bittersweet chocolate, , melted and cooled   * I used  more  for a gooey characteric

1 banana  
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1) Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners or lightly butter the pan. 
2) To prepare toppings, slice banana into 12 pieces and then drizzle with lemon juice, set aside.
3) Mash banana with a fork and then mix with lemon juice, set aside.
4) In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until pale in colour.
5) Add vanilla extract and mashed banana, mix until well combined.
6) Sift flour, baking powder and salt over the egg mixture. Using a spatula, mixing only until the flour disappear.
7) Finally, add melted butter and then mix until well combined.
8) Divide the batter over 12 muffin cups. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate onto each cupcake, gently swirl the mixture with a skewer to create a marble effect. Put a slice of banana on top of the cake batter.
9) Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake turns out clean.

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  1. This cake looks so yummy! I'm definitely not surprised that your church group loved it =)

  2. Lovely, I love banana cake! And you're right, bananas and chocolate together are heavenly!

  3. Oh my goodness look at that divine, gooey chocolate swirl!! That looks insane! I so want a bite of this immediately! Any leftovers to send my way! Great recipe, buzzed!

  4. I'm going to forward you my address, but not for the spices (not yet, still looking), for you to send me this! Oh, temptation so early in the morning! I do love the gooey chocolate in it. Yummers!

  5. can i omit the chocolate?


  6. Peggy....finished fast..and everyone loved it !

    Mary...yea....heavenly !

    Lacy...I love the way the chocolate oozes out onto the tongue when you take a bite at it....slurp !

    Ping, send my your address and I send over the spices to nid for you to go looking for it...wasting your petrol and time when I can just post it to you. Send me your address straight is an ORDER!!! :)))

    Storm...yes you may omit the chocolate :) but add more bananas for a stronger banana flavor :)

    Cheah...haha yea slurp !!!

  7. Look at the last pic, love the chocolate gooey....awesome:)

  8. Your cake turns out so pretty and neat! Love the idea of adding more chocolate, I'd definitely do so if I were to bake the cake again. ;-)

  9. definitely my favorite..yumm

  10. Wow, looks so "banana-ey" and chocolaty delicious! Definitely not for one on a diet! I'm not, so two slices for me please!

  11. Yummylittlecooks....hahaha yea...I love the oozey gooey chocolate too !

    Piggy...thank you * blushing already * thank you so much for the recipe and the oozey gooey chocolate makes the banana cake more delicious :)

    Wenn.... yea yummy! with a scoop of vanilla ice cream !

    Kitchen Flavours....haha yea definitely not for those on too...wallop first then go for exercise :) yea, two slices for you and two for me :))))