Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Double Chocolate Cake with Banana (Whole Grain)

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Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

This is a very easy and quick recipe for a chocolate cake with a little twist: add some banana for an even richer flavour! The cake is easy to make for a small or big crowd and absolutely mouthwatering.


It's an easy recipe for beginners in baking. It's best to use a very ripe banana as they are sweeter and have a stronger flavour. As always it depends on your personal taste but you can even use more than four bananas. This will make the cake even sweeter and you might want to cut down on the brown sugar a bit.

If you don't like whole grain flour, you could always use plain flour instead. I use whole grain flour whenever I can and especially with this cake I find that you don't taste "it" as much. I can understand, however, if you prefer the taste of plain flour or don't want to use whole grain flour for guests.

The recipe yields about 20 pieces but you could always just bake half if you don't need as much. I made it for a party and since there was more desserts not all of my cake got eaten. It was no problem at all to store it in the fridge for another day or two before I brought the leftover chocolate cake to the office. And my colleagues didn't mind that at all ;)



Ingredients (for 20 portions):

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 500g whole grain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sour cream or greek yoghurt
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • 75g chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 150g chocolate
  • 50ml milk


Mash the bananas.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

Mix it!
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

Add the chocolate chips and mix them in with the lowest setting.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the dough.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 180°C and then let it cool.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana



Once it's cooled off (or depending on how much time you got), melt the chocolate with the milk in a little pot on low to medium heat. Keep stirring otherwise you're going to burn the frosting! When the chocolate is melted and smooth, turn off the heat and spread the frosting while it's still hot. Let it cool, preferrably overnight.
Double Chocolate Cake with Banana

I'm hope you and you're guests will love it as much as my people did. :)

Happy baking!
C