Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Banana Chocolate Cake


Hello everyone! To my blogger friends and regular readers, apologise for missing in action for nearly a month. Too many things happening and most are not good news that affecting very much on my mood. On top of that, I am as usual busy with my work and family. I am also planning for a year end holiday, just settled with the air-tickets and now stressing on the itinerary planning as this will be a 3-generation trip, challenging for me to plan out an itinerary that will please everyone lol.

I may not be able to post regularly but definitely gonna try my best, if stop for too long I am afraid I might give up blogging soon lol. Missing the days that I can post and visit my blogger friends regularly but for now, I am struggling....

These cakes were baked for give-away, lazy to try out new recipes and also to ensure the guarantee result, I used my all time favourite soft and moist banana cake. I baked many within a week so a bit sian :P, for this one, I added nutella.


Ingredients: ( for two 8" x 3.5" x 3")
250g salted butter
180g castor sugar
 4 eggs
1/2 tsp pure vanilla powder
4 tbsp milk/ sour cream / yogurt
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 del monte bananas, I normally use more than that)
220g plain flour (sift together with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 tsp baking powder)
10 tbsp nutella

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in eggs, vanilla essence and milk and mix well.
3. Add mashed banana into the mixture and mix well.
4. Finally add in sifted flour and mix well and pour into a cake tin.
5. Spoon nutella and add into the batter.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. If the top layer turns brown after 15 minutes, cover it with a piece of aluminium foil.
7. Cool cakes in the pan then remove. Use a sharp knife to slice and serve

Verdict?
The cake is so delicious, taste even yummier with the added of nutella. Everyone who tasted the cake, given double thumbs up.

43 comments:

  1. 哈哈哈哈 。。。。。正要翻食谱。因为小菜园的香蕉成熟了。
    这个不错哦。快快 mark 起来。谢谢你 ~

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    1. Joceline, do give it a try, this is really good recipe, just that too sinful :P

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  2. Hi Jess, wishing you well!
    Love banana cake, but I know this is not for me today :)

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    1. Thanks Li Shuan, wish I can visit you soon.

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  3. so yummy...!! i will try to do as well.
    thanks for sharing :)

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    1. HiHi do give it a try, this is real yummy!

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  4. Jess, I was thinking of putting Nutella into banana cake also but never got to it. Must really do it after seeing yours :)

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    1. Hi PH, nutella is good match for banana cake, yum yum!

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  5. Love the combination of banana and nutella!! it's awesome!!!

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  6. Hello Jess, I love banana cake and yours looks yummy! I'll definitely try this cake since you got good feedback.

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    1. Ann, this is really delicious, now making me to crave for it but I need to cut down on my sweet treats :(

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  7. My friend mum loves banana cake, so if i try out any banana cake recipe, my friend mum is my guinea pig, kakaka....

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    1. Do give it a try, all those tasted the cake had given good review.

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  8. Hi Jess,
    Extra thumbs up for this lovely combo cake.
    I would like a piece please!!

    Me too MIA for few weeks. My wifi was dead for a few weeks and now it is alive again..lol
    Miss some of your posts will come back visit again.
    mui

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  9. The cake looks lovely. I love the banana chocolate combination. i Baked some banana chocolate chips muffins recently & Now looking at ur post I am tempted to make them again.

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    1. The cake is really good, do give it a try.

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  10. 别忘了我们有约哦,时间方面会尽快通知的。。。嘻嘻!!!^o*

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  11. Wow, this looks very delicious! =D

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  12. Yum! would try this.

    dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

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    1. Sonia, then give this recipe a try heeheehee...

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  14. always my son will finish up all the banana and i cant have it to bake a cake. wo..... yummy cake.

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    1. You can bake the cake immediately once you get the bananas, if bananas are not ripe, you can toast at oven toaster to make it ripe :)

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    2. ok. i get your tips. thanks. ha...

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  15. Glad to see you back and hopefully everything's fine now! I love banana and chocolate (especially nutella) so I'm definitely trying this out since you have praised this cake so many times!

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    1. Thanks Janine, I am kind of getting use of "blog free" days, although occasionally will miss my blog and miss my favourite baking blogs. Do give the recipe a try, it is really good.

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  16. you know i was thinking of baking a banana cake few days ago, then when about to get ready to start preparing,, just noticed that the bananas have gone bad..what a waste! there are a few banana cakes recipes i want to try...hopefully can try your earlier recipes someday! Take care,jess!

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    1. oh what a waste lena. That used to happen in my house but I had told my helper to keep the over ripe bananas in the freezer for my future baking heeheehee.

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  17. wow.. delicious!!
    done follow here,
    do follow me back dear? =)

    http://tengkubutang@blogspot.com/ -->(official)
    http://kucenkucenbelog.blogspot.com/ -->2nd blog

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    1. thanks. your blog is in Melayu but I dun understand :P

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  18. Jess, I've tried out your moist banana cake recipe and the results are fantastic, really really delicious and soft, but I don't really like sweet cakes so I'm thinking of taking away the sugar totally.

    Will the cake become flat and leathery? What can I do to replace the sugar so that the structure of the cake will remain? Will adding more banana help?

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    1. Hi Kristy, thank you for trying out this recipe, this is my family and friends all time favourite.

      I am not sure can you omit the sugar from cake since I never try before, if you dun like cake to be too sweet, perhaps you can replace with brown sugar or reduce the sugar further.

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  19. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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  20. Banana and chocolate are perfectly matched. I have made muffins with this combination. This cake must be delicious.

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  21. Hi jess, I have just tried out your recipe.

    however, the cakes are very wet, can you advise if I have missed out something?

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  22. Hi Jess, I have just tried out your recipe.

    however, the cakes are very wet.

    the nutella has dissolved & the cakes look very dark.

    did I missed out something?

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    1. Hi Elvira, did you do a skewer test to ensure the cake is fully cooked? cos wet may means the cake is undercooked. For all my bakes using this recipe, sometimes the cake is a bit more moist than others cos I put in more mashed bananas but I never encounter once that the cake is wet.

      I am not sure why your nutella dissolved, cos every of my cakes that added nutella, the nutella melted when cake is hot but will be solidify a bit when cake is cooled.

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  23. Sorry, I am a novice baker.. Can you please tell me after spooning in the nutella, do I need to stir the mixture. I don't really understand the meaning of "Spoon in the nutella".

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    1. Hi Jasmin, spoon in the nutella means you use spoon to scoop the nutella and drop into the batter. After spoon in the nutella, you can use the chopstick or satay stick to whirl the batter to create marble pattern. If not, you can just leave it.

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