Tuesday 11 September 2007

Banana Chocolate Cake

This banana cake combines the sweet flavor of ripe bananas with chocolate.
Most of you will agree banana and chocolate is like Marriage made in heaven :-)
Adding the cacoa powder gives you a really dark colour and also good chocolate taste.

Anyway most of us buys banana and it lays there overrippened. So instead of throwing the overripe bananas, one can make this cake which so easy to prepare.
I was really surprised how little time i spend in making this cake.
The cake was really moist.

I had to hurry up in adding a new post as Nags have been asking for a update :-)))))

All of you know Mandira is hosting JFI this month.
So this is my second entry for the event.

Maybe i should check with her if i can send her more than one ????

Banana, eggs,white chocalate etc...

Just before going to the oven

Doesn't it looks delicious.

70 gm toasted walnuts coarsely chopped
250 gm flour
30 gm Dutch processed cocoa powder
200 grams sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
100gm white chocolate chips
2 large eggs lightly beaten
120 gm butter melted and cooled
3 ripe bananas or 450gm mashed well
1 teaspoon pure vannila extract

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place oven rack to middle position.
Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a another bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla
Now fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients until just combined and batter is thick and chunky.
Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour it to the prepared tin.

Bake until cake has risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
About 50 to 60 minutes.
Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the cake from the pan.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cups to Grams
1/8 cup = 15 grams............................. 1/4 cup = 30 grams
1/3 cup = 40 grams............................. 3/8 cup = 45 grams
1/2 cup = 60 grams .............................5/8 cup = 70 grams
2/3 cup = 75 grams ..............................3/4 cup = 85 grams
7/8 cup = 100 grams ............................1 cup= 110 grams


Anonymous said...

you're right.. banana + chocolate is fabulous. I've baked several times Dorie Greenspan's version (coco-nana cake as she calls it) and no one believed me that it had banana in it!

FH said...

Yes, it does look delicious Ms.Happy cook.Great entry for JFI!:))
Is a dish for me coming too? :D

Laavanya said...

That looks very good!

Richa said...

cake looks so moist & yum :) can u give measurements in cups as well if possible? thanks

Dori said...

Oh, this looks excellent! I'm writing this down right now and am going to make it with my overripe banana's...chocolate and banana's are definitely quite a combo!!!

Chef Jeena said...

Nice recipe Happy Cook! Yummy yum banana and chocolate! Love the post, lovely pics too. :)

Namratha said...

Banana chips and now this....you shouldn't be eating it all by yourself...send me someeeeeeeee! :D Looks amazing! Will surely give it a try..yummy!

Kribha said...

Looks decadent. Like Richa, I also wish to have the measurement in if possible. Thanks in advance.

Swaruchy said...

looks delicious..banana+choclate is an awesome combo......:-)

Kajal said...

Nice way when we don’t like banana but we like cake so this is nice combination so eat all.........ha ha ha........

It’s looks delicious my dear…Who say not delicious? Please if possible than send it for me. I love you nice presentation and new combination too.:)

Cynthia said...

Mmmmmm, this looks so good. Tasty entry!

Sig said...

that cake looks super delicious... I just froze some over-ripe bananas, need to figure out what to do with those... :)

bee said...

it doesn't look super delicious.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

nice cake, Happy cook ..!!!..to tell u the truth, I have never did a fair cake ever, so far !!! U know how much I envy u people,,..Inshalllaah, one day, me too will be able to do something like this !!!..fingers crossed..

Viji said...

HC this is yummy especially the last photo. Viji

Bindiya said...

cake look so delicious could finish it in seconds!

Raaga said...


Lissie said...

very good combination of ingredients! i would love to eat it right now!!!

Finla said...

Latha, when i made this cake i had to tell tgat tgere is banana in it.

Thankyou asha. I still have to send it to Mandira :-))

Thanks ahsa. Well i've been thinking for doing a post for you for the event, i am not a expert in Karnataka cooking, i will do my best to send you a entry in time.

Thanks lavanya

Richa i've added the cup measurements just now in the end of tge recipe. Hope it is helpful. Or i can look for a conversion chart on the net and post it.

Thankyou meeso,your daughter will love it.

Yeah i know narmatha both are rich dishes. I think after this i've todo for a stict diet to get the richness out from me :-)))

Thanks jeena

Finla said...

Krobha as i told richa i've posted the conversion. Hope it is correct as i never use cup measurements

Yeah srisha, everybody likes the combo, sometimes my daughter spread nuttella on her bread and slice banana and eats them....

Thankyou kajal
Hey i coudn't say that, my 15 year old daughter would say mamma you are boasting with your cake :-)))

Thanks cynthia.
You should try it as you have lots of tasty banana were you live.

Sig, Frozen bananas , i've never done that. Take them out and make the cake and surprise siv :-))

Bee you are honest

A kitchen scientist, start with this cake as it is so easy, it is full proof.

Thanks viji, i took a salwar shawl and used as background :-))))))))

Bindya, you can come anytime to my place, i like somone who loves dessert

Thanks raaga, make them as bananas are cheap in India than red peppers :-))

Lissie, i have no more cake left other wise i would send you a piece.

EC said...

Banana Chips are my favourite...nice blog

Rajitha said...

nice.. i love those specks of white chocolate peeking thru...

Kribha said...

Thanks dear. You are such a sweetheart.

sunita said...

It certainly looks delicious indeed. I love bananas in cakes...

Pravs said...

looks so yummy !! Have not tried chocolate and banana combo.Me too need measurement in cups to try this cake :D

Pooja V said...

This is amazing...fab combo of banana n choclate. I am baking this next whn i knw its my friends bday !

Richa said...

thanks! so very kind of u.

Prema Sundar said...

Looks very nice.. first time in ur blog and its very impressive.
Wish I could reach out and take a bite of the pieces.. loved ur banana chips too.

Mishmash ! said...

Banana cakes are yummy and with choco added, it must be a bonus, though I have not tried that combo :)

KRISHNA said...

It looks so yummy and inviting.
Nice entry for JFI
Thanks for visiting my blog:)

amna said...

lovely! u cud send this to JFI :) or have u?

Finla said...

easycraft thankyou.

Rajitha thanks, the white chocolate gave the cake a special taste

I know kribha :-))))))))))

Sunita thankx. I love eating banana cake that eating just bananas

Pravs it is a excelent combo. If you look in the end of the post you will see i've addes the cup measurements as few of the others too asked it.

Pooja let me know if your friend liked it or not

Richa it was fun looking for the measurements

Prema sundar, thankyou, i am really enjoying my new hobby.

mishmash i am surprised you have never tried this combo. Your blog is with so many excelnt beautiful cakes.........

It was my pleasure mamatha

Nags i did enter this for the event.

TBC said...

Super delicious cake! I've never tried making a banana cake though I do make B-muffins regularly.
I should try this the next time:-)

mb said...

Looks delicious and moist. Gret combination too! Thanks for your entry. -- Mandira

Sharmi said...

yummy looking cake. I loved the mirror in the picture behind you. very well decorated home:)

Finla said...

Tbc you should try it. It is so easy to make this one.

Thankx Mandira and for the event.

Thankyou Sharmi.
Yeah i also like the mirror. It was my hubby's idea.

smdatta said...

You are quick...you already have such an yummy cake out for JFI !!!

Savithri said...

Mmmm the cake looks so delicious!

M'nMs said...

It does look delicious! Two favourite ingredients..gotta try it one of these days.

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Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious! You have a lovely blog here!

Priya Vijai said...

The cake looks yummy dear. Thanks a lot for giving the measurements in cups too. I have a doubt in the prep ie usually for cake we have to beat the egg, butter, sugar till it becomes nice creamy right.....is it not necessary to do any things and just folding is fine. Pls let me know this I want to try it as soon as possible....love it.

Finla said...

Priya Vijai You don't have to cream the butter ,eggs and sugar in this recipe. Just fold in the wet ingridient to the dry ingridients. If u want to know more info just fell free to ask :-))

Miranda said...

I must bake this. I will be going shopping for the ingredients soon, and the recipe will totally be made very soon!!! AAAHHH, excited!!!

Ti said...

I love banana cake!

swetha said...

is the sugar powderd?