Recipes such as this are why I enjoy baking cakes! Converting some simple but yet amazing ingredients into a really delicious and captivating looking cake is just fabulous. Honestly, this chocolate banana chip cake has become one of my family’s favourite desserts. Yes, I know that I've shared some cake recipes few months ago but I can assure you that this particular one turned out very great and may have surpassed the rest.
Initially, I wanted to bake chocolate cake but I had a change of plan and was later motivated to pair it up with some banana chips because I had some sweet banana chips left over in my cupboard. I can not let stuffs like this continue lying around in the cupboard without coming up with a quick recipe to do do justice to 'em...',
It took me less time to finalise that this particular recipe will be a perfect blend for the banana chips since I'd ALREADY knew that I will be baking up something. I can assure you that this recipe was just a perfect way to use up the little banana chips I had left out.
Apart from this, the recipe is more--or--less very basic; self-raising flour, butter, egg, vanilla flavour, ripe bananas (blended), baking powder, maple syrup, chocolate powder all whipped together and poured in a baking pan. It turned out to be such an easy but yet wonderful chocolate cake that used up my banana chips, as well as a little bit of ripe bananas.
This chocolate banana chip cake would be a perfect replacement for anything you would normally buy from the supermarket or local shop. It baked up really well and it is just a perfect homemade chocolate cake you can bake up so quick and easy. The chocolate banana chip cake was so soft and yummilicious ---- Yes, a hassle-free and simple to bake cake!
Baked in the oven until the cake is perfectly cooked and then just decorated and topped with some few banana chips --- and yea, breakfast or lunch dessert is served, Just As Simple As That & It Can't Be Any Simpler. You might think that there is absolutely nothing so fanciful about this cake, but that doesn't make it boring, not even one bit... However, if you are searching for something to boost up the cake a little bit, then you can try decorating it with some fondants, icing sugar, adding few nuts, fresh fruits, angel marshmallow or even chocolate chips.
I can assure that the most interesting and fulfilling part of cooking or baking is taking any recipe, tweaking it and then coming up with your own version. Even though I mentioned earlier on that my reason for choosing this recipe is to use up some banana chips, but I have no doubt that you can as well replace the banana chip with any other ingredient of choice and it will still turn out delicious. So you go for whatever pleases you and whatever you can afford!
I replaced the sugar with some drops of maple syrup and this cake still turned out sweet and I suppose the sweetness came from both the banana chips and ripe bananas. So its definitely up to you to decide whether to use sugar or not and what you want to use as a replacement.
Every member of the family enjoyed the cake especially hubby and it was so disheartening that the cake vanished so quickly that I barely had the chance to have some bites from it... But, don't get me wrong, I'm ain't complaining after-all, the joy of cooking and baking for your household is to see everyone cherish and appreciate your food... I can bet you that when this is the case, the whole food gets finished within a twinkling of an eye :D
I hope you will enjoy this cake as you happily give it a try.
- 1/2 cup chocolate powder
- 100ml fresh milk
- 1/2 c. butter
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 sachet banana chips
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pre-soak some of the banana chips in water for at least 10 minutes then blend with fresh milk and ripe bananas to form a thick paste.
- Whip the butter, maple syrup and egg in a mixing bowl (set aside).
- Sift the flour,chocolate powder and baking soda into the mixing bowl.
- Also add the blended banana paste into the mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients together. B Don't over-mix the ingredients.
- Grease the baking pan with butter or cooking oil, then pour the mixture into the pan.
- Place in a pre-heated oven of 150-200C and bake for at least 50 minutes until the cake is thoroughly cooked in and out.
- Pierce the cake with a skewer and ensure that the skewer comes out clean without any sticky particles on it. This indicates that the cake is now properly cooked within.
- Then bring out the cake from the oven and allow to cool down.
- Remove the chocolate banana chip cake from the baking pan and decorate with the remaining banana chips before serving.
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