Monday, January 14, 2013

Banana Chocolate Cake


香蕉蛋糕是我喜爱的,如果看到好的食谱一定会bookmark起来。家里一向来都有买香蕉的习惯,除了生吃还会加进燕麦里。每次买都是一大串,都会 吃不完,我会把过熟的香蕉收藏在冷冻库里用在烘焙。当我看到这个香蕉巧克力蛋糕,我马上被吸引了,加上Rima的赞不绝口,我怎么能错过!

Well back to my bake, this cake was baked at July. Banana is the fruit that will always appear in my home, we will usually buy once  a week. Beside eating it, we will add it into the oatmeal for our breakfast. However the bananas always come in big bunch, so the supply is always higher than demand. Thus almost every week, there will be over ripen bananas for me to get rid which I will keep in the freezer for future baking.

So there is not surprise that whenever I see any good banana recipes, I will bookmark it and this banana chocolate cake went into my To Bake List immediately cos of the the rave from Rima.
Dunno why, when eating this cake will make me think of kuih lapis lol. I find this cake is so much suitable preparing for CNY, I have already planning to bake some to give away, I believe they will sure gonna love it heeheehee....


I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.

Recipe from Bisous A Toi.

Ingredients : (for 8" square cake pan)
200g margarine + 1 tbsp butter (I used 200g salted butter)
200g palm sugar (guala melaka)
6 egg yolks
2 egg whites - whisk till stiff peak
200g flour (I used cake flour since I have plenty of stock)
2 tbsp full cream milk powder
1/4 tsp salt (I omit)
100g dark cooking chocolate - chopped (I used both chopped chocolate and chocolate chips)
3 medium-size banana (600g) - mashed (I used 400g)
1/4 tbsp double acting baking powder 
2 drops of banana essence (I used vanilla extract)
adequate raisins, almonds, cherries or cheese for topping (I used sultanas)


Method
1. Preheat oven 175C, line and grease the pan
2. Beat butter and sugar till light and pale in colour
3. Add in egg yolk one at a time and continue to beat till well incorporated.
4. Fold in sifted flour, milk powder and double acting powder
5. Gently fold in stiff egg white and continue to mix till well combined
6. Lastly add banana essence or vanilla extract.
7. Pour batter into baking pan and sprinkle with currants or cherries or almonds or just cheese or sultanas according to taste
8. Bake for 35 minutes or till done.

Verdict?
The cake texture is rich, compact, tender and moist, very delicious. Banana and chocolate is a perfect couple, with the palm sugar added extra fragrant to the cake. This is one of the cake that dear husband given high marks since he is not a cake person, he even requested to bake for his office staff. This is a thumb up recipe, definitely a keeper.

蛋糕有种扎实的口感,味道很香浓,很湿润,非常好吃。香蕉与巧克力本是绝配,加上椰糖独特的香味,真的很赞!







30 comments:

  1. Jess, I just bought bananas yesterday. Want to bake add this on my list too. Anyway is palm sugar gula melaka or 黄糖 or 黑糖?

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  2. Hello, Jess, how was your weekend! Love your banana chocolate cake here, I haven't baked banana cake for a year now, hehehe! You are so busy yet you are still taking your time to write the blog in 2 languages, you deserve a 2 thumbs up!

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    1. Hi Jessie, busy weekend cos Sun I cooked for 2 meals, sick of always eating out during Sun :P. This banana cake is real yummy, I love it. No choice to write in both language, if not there is no motivation for me to learn lol.

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  3. 太赞了这个蛋糕,看起来好可口:)

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  4. Jess, I got bananas in the freezer now. I think can take out and bake this cake :)

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    1. Phong Hong, do give it a try, I really love this cake :D

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  5. Jess! This cake look gorgeous. Can imagine those guala melaka, chocolate and banana.....wow...super yummy!

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    1. Ellena, you are so right, the combination is heavenly.

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  6. Where to buy palm sugar in Singapore?

    Adeline

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    1. Hi Adeline, you can get the palm suagr (guala melaka) at supermarkets e.g. NTUC, Giant or Shop n Save, under dried food area, or you can get from grocery shops too.

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  7. Very nice, I bet it's yummy with the addition of gula Melaka. :)) Mmmm...judging by Rima's taste, I'm not surprise that you said this cake taste like lapis cake, since she's the queen of lapis cake!! Looks moist! :)

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    1. Bee Bee, yes is tasted so good with the addition of gula melaka, may be cos I am coconut lover lol.

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  8. Jess, besides blogging, you can also contact me via my email address, ie jessienwl@yahoo.com Were you the one you don't have Facebook account?Otherwise, you can add me via Irene(Myme). My name is Leng Ng and the picture profile is a pair of baby girl's shoes. Send me an email, we can exchange our telephone number!

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    1. Thanks Jessie, I will get in touch with you soon, recently so bz, just out from meeting only, from 11am until 3pm+, lunch in with pizza, aiyo I am trying to diet leh but still eating such sinful food lol.

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  9. Hi Jess,

    Nice to know that this recipe is a keeper! Bookmarked!

    Zoe

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  10. this must be very rich and buttery since you said it reminds you of kuih lapis! banana cake with palm sugar sounds exotic to me:D

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    1. Lena, I can only said this cake is sedap lol.

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  11. Jess,
    My kids loves banana cakes too.
    I am always looking out for good banana cakes recipes too.
    Yours look soft and moist.
    Bookmarked:D
    mui

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    1. Mui Mui, your kids got taste leh lol, my gal only likes chocolate cake :(.... Do try it, this cake is delicious.

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  12. HI Jess
    have been a silent reader for a while..have tried out some of the recipes which yield good results:) tks for sharing..would like to ask about the palm sugar...am i right to say that we have to chop them into tiny pieces before adding to butter? also can i use baking powder instead of double acting bp?

    thks
    octopusmum

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    1. Hi octopusmum, thanks for being my blog regular reader and thanks for trying out the recipes.

      Actually I saw NTUC selling those loose pack form, like sugar but cost a bit more. If is those palm sugar block, what I did was to pound it into like powder form then I used mixer to mix it with butter, just like what I did for normal white sugar whisk with butter until light and fluffy.

      About baking powder, this is the info I got :

      Single-acting baking powder reacts with a water-based ingredient to form bubbles as soon as the ingredients are mixed. If you wait too long to bake your food or mix it too long these bubbles will escape and your food will fall flat.

      Double-acting baking powder produces some bubbles when the ingredients are mixed, but most of the rising occurs once heat is applied. This product is more reliable for home baking because it is harder to overbeat the ingredients and the recipe is less susceptible to fail if you forgot to preheat your oven. Because it is practically failsafe, this is the type of baking powder most often found in stores.

      So I reckon if you are good at mixing and send the batter fast into the oven, shd be no prob ba I think.

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  13. HI Jess
    thks for your reply and explanations:)

    regards
    octopusmum

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  16. nice day :)
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    mimpikanlah hari esok,
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  17. Hi Jess@Bakericious,

    Do you mind drop me an email at arlina.lazim@gmail.com. I am very very delighted upon seeing your Lightning McQueen Car Cake you baked last year October.

    My son is turning 2 soon and he is a hard fan of that Lighting McQueen car. I hope you can drop me an email soon. I would like to present the McQueen cake for him on his birthday next month 11-March.

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  18. hi Jess, this is delicious cake I bet!
    thks for sharing :)
    Happy CNY to u and family :)

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