Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chocolate Banana Cake

Salam, hi there, did anyone missed me?..I am back..well actually I was back on Tuesday night, wow quite a tiring holiday lah...believe it or not, I loose weight instead of gaining weight!!!..Uish ada ke orang pergi holiday loose weight?..Adaaaa!!!..KITALAH..haha..we will get to that when I post about my holidays photos soon

OK, since my blog has not been updated for a week now, and since I am still editing the photos for the holidays..I guessed I better put up something for the time beinglah....this was baked way before we went for the holidays...as usual, there are still some pictures which are lining up to be posted but still in the queue..
The Banana Chocolate Cake was  a craze at certain time somewhere months & months ago, and quite some bloggers have already tried this ..only me 'tergerak' to bake the cake recently..reasons was I have some bananas in stock which I thought better to try this recipe then never..

Recipe taken from Mamafami  who is an idol to me..I followed her blog long before I have my own, and of course tried some of her recipes, which I  didnt take any photos at that time...so here it goes again but this time I managed to take shots of the outcome heheh..Thank you Mama, would like to post the recipe here for sharing and for those who has not tried this fabulous chocolate cake, better late then never..hehe

CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE
Source : Joy of Baking

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar-(Ayu used 11/2 cups only)
  • 1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (75 grams) cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas) -(I  used pisang berangan)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) warm water
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) safflower or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
Method :
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan. (*I used non-stick ring pan as picture below). Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with the Ganache.
CHOCOLATE GANACHE FROSTING
(I didn't do this but just for my notes, I'll just paste it here as well) -same for me
  • 8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon (14 gram) unsalted butter
Garnish : (optional)Dried banana chips
Method :
Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter 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. When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy. Then spread the frosting on top of the cake. Can garnish with dried banana chips.
Sources:-From http://mamafami.blogspot.com

14 comments:

izahdaut said...

kak ayu dah balikkk..oye oye..ada ole ole tak balik cuti..la napa turun berat ni..a ah memang pelik.mcm bercuti ada baby keciik pulak..hehe..kek ni mmg best

Nazrah Bakery & Dunia Kuih said...

Chocolate + pisang..memang satu combination yg amat enak..saya memang obses ngan pisang..

mr.mama said...

Salam kak ayu..
Nampak sedap sungguh, teringin la pulak. mr.mama ni baru2 dok belajar dalam dunia masak2 ni...kek la yg paling failed sekali he..he..he..tapi suka kalau ada berkaitan dgn coklat ni..Soalannya: susu apa yg digunakan tu?? susu segar, susu cair atau susu pekat??? tqvm

Mas said...

kak ayu...miss u....mas pernah wat kek pisang coklat..sedapp kan kak...

Mat Gebu said...

Eh, bersarang mcm kek sarang lebah kan..hmm cun lahhh..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Kak, hru doing???

That cake is so tempting lor!!! Cantikkkkk ;)

hana said...

yea yea yeaa... kak.ayu da balik! nak jajan! hihihi.... kek nih nampak sedap la kak! leh try nih... nak bli pisang dulu...

fara dean said...

salam kak..
long time no see..hihi
combination banana dgn choc yg ngam! mmg sedap!

Mak Peah Bini Sood said...

Salam Ayu

Padan senyap dia pi holiday lah!

Petang nih I ada kenduri mungkin sempat kot buat kek pisang chokelat nih...nampak oklah tak bape susah sgt...

thnx in advance Ayu!

Ayu Safieza said...

yip yip yey.....Kak ayu dah balik...miss u sis....goshhhh! the cake is so tempting........

Mimiey.. (^-^) said...

yeyeyeyyeye...kak ayu dh balik...balik bawak ole-ole,hheehheh....rendu tau seminggu kak ayu mengholidaykan diri. ni dh balik leh msk sedap2, kasi papar dlm blog.

j3ss kitch3n said...

this coconana cake is fabulous merry xmas!

Sizuka said...

Ayu! u're back!! welcome home :D

Ayu said...

izahdaut - haha..tak adalah izah, pergi sana shopping time nya sangat terhad..bayangkan shopping satu2 tenpat tu 1 jam aje..haha..nanti akak update izah dengarlah citer akak ya..haha

nazrah - betul tu nazrah, memang combinasi yg ngam..hehe..mudah didapati & very economical kan..hehe

mr mama - walkslm, tak apa slow & steady lah mr mama, samalah macam akak dulu..baru2 nak belajar memang gitu, practice makes perfect..susu yg digunakan disini, akak gunakan susu segar(yg dalam kotak)kalau nak gunakan susu cair yg dalam tin pun boleh..tapi bukan susu pekat ya..hehe..ur welcome mr mama..

mas - ah tu dia, mas pun dah buatkan..memang sedap kek ni mas..hehe

mat gebu - ah?..alamak nampak bersarang ke chemat?..hehe..cubalh che mat..

love2cook - thank u love for the compliments..i am fine dear.

hana - haha..dah balik dah hana..sayang jajan tak adalah dear..tak sempat nak beli2..:-(

faradean - hi fara yalah long time no see & hear kan..miss all of you!!

mak peah - walkslm, aah gee, kita pergi bersantai, tapi instead of santai, penat gilerss..ler..hehe..silakn gee kala nak cuba kek ni..ur welcome dear..

ayu safieza - hehe..thanks dear..akak pun miss you...how are you & family?

mimiey - aduh!..terharu betul akak mimiey rindu kat akak..hehe..rasa nak nangis ni!!!..insyaallah nanti akak update apa yg ada ya..haha

j3ss - thank you jess, Have a happy merry christmas to you too..hope it still not too late..

sizuka - thank u shidah!!..back in one piece..hehe..