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Chocolate Banana Cake


Chocolate Banana Cake
Recipe By: Bahar

About this Recipe:

BaharBahar: A moist chocolate cake that wins everyone's heart. It is very easy to make and definitely fail-proof; just grab a hand mixer and couple of bowls and start mixing the ingredients together following the recipe. Serve plain or decorate with whipped cream and/or powdered sugar before serving. I found the original recipe in joyofbaking.com---where it is claimed that the recipe is from the following source: Rodmell, Jane. Best Summer Weekends Cookbook. Cottage Life Books. Toronto: 2004.--- and modified it slightly. Enjoy.


Main Ingredients:

All-purpose flour: 1+3/4 cups
Granulated sugar: 1+ 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder: 3 /4 cup
Baking soda: 1+1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder: 1+1/2 tsp
Eggs: 2 large (preferably room temperature)
Bananas: 3 ripe, mashed
Warm water: 1 cup
Milk: 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup (safflower or canola)
Vanilla: 1+1/2 teaspoon (extract or powder)


Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate: 8 ounces (227 grams) cut into small pieces (about 1+1/4 cups chocolate chips)
Whipping cream: 3/4 cup


Directions:

1. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pan. Or, cut two circles of parchment paper, the size of the pans, grease the pans, cover with parchment paper and grease again. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together, set aside. Whisk in the sugar.

4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.

5. Add the wet ingredients (egg mixture) to the dry ingredients (flour mixture) and stir or whisk until just combined. To get the best result try stirring on the same direction using a spatula; do not overmix. The batter is going to be quite thin.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Avoid opening the oven door in the first 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

7. After the cakes reached the room temperature, remove them from the pans. If you used parchment paper, take it off. If you can't take the cakes off the pans easily, try loosening the edges with a sharp knife.

8. To make the chocolate frosting: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel or heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let the frosting cool for few minutes and then beat until soft and fluffy.

9 .Place one of the cakes in the serving dish and cover the top with 1/3 of the chocolate frosting. Place the other cake on top of the first one and cover the whole cake with the rest of the chocolate frosting. Decorate with whipped cream, your favourite frosting or slivered almonds if you wish.



*You can also make the cake in a rectangle pan of about5 9x13 inch size, cover it with chocolate frosting and cut it into squares for serving

Published on January 18, 2009
Last edited on January 22, 2009

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Servings
 
16
Easiness
 
Easy
Prep Time
 
30 min
Cook Time
 
40 min
Ready in
 
70 min
Recipe by
 
Comments
 
12 Ratings
 
Average rating: 4.42

Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value

Calories
  333
Fat  16.7 g
26 %

Fiber  3.1 g
13 %

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
5 %
3 %
  Calcium
  Iron
6 %
10 %
Complete Nutrition Facts



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Comments: 14

Virginia, Guest from: Toronto, Canada2009 May 11
Average rating: 5
Hello Bahar, I just made your cake and It was delicious!!! very easy to prepare too!.By te way are you persian? your name is persian it means spring.Thank you again for sharing such a good recipe with us. ;)

Azka, Guest2009 Jul 08
Average rating: 5
i made the cake and i loved it

Mrs. Ryan, Guest from: US Citizen In Central America2009 Aug 07
This cake was FANTASTIC! Bananas are extremely cheap here, but cocoa is expensive... This recipe is definitely worth the cocoa it calls for. I marked it Super Delicious when I saved it to my hard drive. And that was without the fancy frosting... I'd love to try it as written some day! Thanks for posting it!

Alia, Guest2009 Aug 22
Average rating: 5
It looks really good;) mmmm....LOLZ im gonna make it 2day thx for sharin the recipe

Shaghayegh, Guest from: Iran2009 Nov 22
Imade it.it is delicious

Shamima Sultana, Guest2009 Dec 31
Average rating: 4
Its not excellent bit its very good...:)

Lilie, Guest2010 Jan 31
Average rating: 5
I hvn't tried it yet,but seems great! I hv a Q i hope u friends answer; is shortening a special kind of oil?can it be replaced by any other kind?

Sofeya & Riya (india), Guest2010 Feb 11
love it & send more recipes for us.

Color Experts International, Guest2010 Apr 06
Average rating: 3
Nice recipe...Thanks

Jane Ngai, Guest2010 Jul 15
Average rating: 5
It's totally just great!!!

Adept Clipping Path, Guest from: Dhaka, Bangladesh2011 Sep 18
Average rating: 3
Nice Posting.Thanks.

Car Hire Croatia, Guest from: Zagreb2012 Mar 26
Average rating: 5
Nice post, i'll try it.

Barbara, Guest from: USA2013 Dec 03
Average rating: 4
Made this last Sunday and it was fabulous! Will probably make it for my mom's 92nd Birthday!

Mamun (clipping Path), Guest2014 May 03
Average rating: 5
good. LOLZ im gonna make it

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