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Irresistible banana&chocolate cake

Banana&Chocolate a match made in heaven. This easy-to-make cake embodies all that – and then some more. A dense, dark and devilishly delicious, it will be gone before you know it.

For perfect dessert you will need:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 100 g of dark chocolate, melted
  • 150 g of butter, room temperature
  • 120 g of  caster sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 175 g of plain flour
  • 3 g of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. of orange juice (optional)
  • Tiny bits of orange peel for garnishing (optional)

 

 

DIRECTIONS

This recipe consists of few easy-to-follow stages:

1. In a bowl or food mixer mash the bananas.

2. Melt the chocolate. Since I don’t have a double-boiler and prefer not to use micro-wave as it is very easy to ruin the chocolate, I simply melt it in a pot. La methode: Finely сhop the chocolate into small bits and place them into a cup. Put the cup into a pot full of hot water. Make sure, no water gets into the cup. That’s it, you only need to wait until the chocolate melts itself.  Such a hassle free method!

3. Combine all the goodness together.

  • In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix in mashed banana and melted chocolate.
  • Lastly, add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and freshly squeezed orange juice (optional). I like a tiny touch of orange in this cake, as it makes it fresh and vibrant.
  • Prepare your baking pan, and pour the batter in. Garnish with the bits of orange peel. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool and enjoy!

P.S. This cake can be eaten even after a few days it’s  been made, if it survives! :)

With love,
Marie

 

 

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La Reine des Casseroles Brûlées. The author of the blog is a London-based experimentalist with an appetite for all things new. Born in Lithuania, lived in France and USA. Happy traveller and a passionate good food lover.

13 Comments

      • Oh the house would survive, but the cake would definitely be gobbled up by my two children within the first day. Actually, I have two boys, so come to think of it, I’m not all that confident about the house surviving either.

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      • Ah I see! :) I am sure You and your family would love this recipe. It’s been awhile in my family, and always was a success. I hope if you dare to bake it, everything in your house will stay intact :D

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      • I’m afraid my skills in the kitchen are… em… modest. I may hint to my wife, though. We’re a cake-loving family, so if I choose my moment, there’s a chance. :D

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      • You would be surprised, it is really easy to make :D If you decide to give it a try, please let me know how did it go :) I believe in you! :)

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      • Thank you. If I get a whole morning to myself I may give it a go, after I’ve double-checked my fire insurance first, of course.

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      • Great idea! When I first started to get my way around the kitchen, I had to check the fire insurance along with having ambulance on a speed dial, on a daily basis. But, hey, look at me now :) You shall be more than fine ;)

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