Friday, April 25, 2014

Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Got some over ripe bananas that need using up, but want a change from the usual banana bread?

Try this really yummy recipe and I assure you you'll love it. More so if you like banana type cakes and are chocoholic.

I couldn't image combining banana and chocolate together until I baked this cake. Quick and easy to put together, and a hit with family and friends.

You will need:

2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar

1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour

3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 cups mashed ripe bananas

1/2 cup warm milk

1 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined.

Pour the batter into prepared tins and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the Ganache:

Melt the chopped chocolate in a microwave proof bowl for about 3 minutes and set aside. Next, heat the cream and butter in another bowl for just about 1 minute. Pour the cream-butter mixture over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. After cooling completely, spread over the cake evenly.

Adapted from Joy Of Baking