An overly ripe banana sitting in a fruit basket is an invitation for me to bake a cake or muffins or bread or even cookies to get the most of the sweetness of the bananas.
Considering my enthusiasm in baking ,a close friend of mine felt it was appropriate to gift me a bundt cake pan as an Eid gift.She was right on with her instincts,I was excited to bake using the sumptuous bundt pan.Banana Chocolate Cake was an elementary chocolate cake to start with, there isn't much you can go wrong with the simple recipe. Succulence of Chocolate and sweetness of bananas makes this an incredibly flavorsome cake.I made this cake for a food festival at my husband's work.Evidently his colleagues had gulped every crumb..he brought back the platter clean.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup Cocoa powder unsweetened
1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate
2 ripe bananas,mashed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Baking powder(Aluminum free)
3 large Organic eggs
1/2 cup light Olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoon butter ,at room temperature
1 cup Organic Whole Milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust oven rack to middle .Lightly grease and flour a 10-cup (10-inch) nonstick Bundt pan or a loaf pan or a cake pan.
Sift all the dry ingredients(flours and powders) in large mixing bowl.Mix in the chocolate chips and toss to coat the flour on the chips.
In another mixing bowl whisk together softened butter , oil and sugar until creamy. Crack the eggs and whisk some more, stir in vanilla and milk. Gently fold in the bananas, being careful not to over-mix.
Now combine wet and dry mixtures. Pour in the prepared bundt pan or cake pan or loaf pan and set in the oven for 50-55 minutes(for bundt pan and lesser for cake pan or loaf pan) until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool cake completely and loosen the edges before flipping onto a serving dish.Just before serving garnish with sliced Banana.
This simply festive cake is my entry for Aparna's of My diverse Kitchen Anniversary celebration. And Srilekha's EFM:Sweets.