Friday, 2 March 2012

Banana Chocolate Cake With Cranberry

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Banana Cake is always an old-fashioned family favourite when comes to tea-time or gatherings. I love it's unique fragrant release from the cake that kept lingering in your mouth after eating as well it also contribute extra points to the texture of the cake.

We also have quite a few of our favourite banana cake recipes such as "Banana And Oreo Muffin ", "Spongy Banana Cake" and "Cranberry And Banana Walnut Cake" which you might be interested to take a look too. 


BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CRANBERRY
(using Happy Call Pan)


After the two cake recipes that I have tested using Happy Call Pan(HCP), I decided to try whether I could apply normal cake recipe using this pan instead of oven. So I made this Banana Chocolate Cake with Cranberry which inspired from the latest banana cake recipe(HERE) that I have shared a few weeks back. Although the cake did not rise as high as what I expected compared to oven bake but the overall texture and taste of this cake is very well-received. Many who tried (during the blind taste test) didn't even realise that this cake is actually bake using HCP instead of oven.

(Makes: 30 x 25cm | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes)

Ingredients:
225g All-Purpose Flour(plain flour)
170g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
170g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs(55g each)
2 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
30ml of Milk
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped
60g Dried Cranberry
2 Tablespoons of RUM
1 Extra Banana for topping, optional


Method:-
1. Soak Cranberry(roughly chopped) with 2 Tablespoons of RUM for about 10 minutes. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

2. Cream soft butter and caster sugar using a electric beater or hand whisk till pale and creamy.

3. Add one egg at a time together with vanilla extract, beat till combined before stirring in the mashed banana and cranberry mixture. Mix well.

4. Using a spatula, fold in sifted flours in 3 batches alternatively with milk till well combined. Lastly stir in the chopped chocolate.

5. Slowly scrap mixture into the lightly greased Happy Call Pan(grease 1 teaspoon of oil on both side of the pan using hand or paper towel). You can also add some banana slices on top of the batter before baking to enhance the look and taste.

6. Bake on low heat for 12 minutes, slowly shift the pan towards right side so that left side (1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat, bake for another 6 minutes. Next shift the pan back towards the left side so that right side(1/2 of the HCP) of the pan is on the heat. (the purpose of doing this is to even out the baking as well as give the cake a nice brown colour on the surface when flip over)

7. Lastly, flip the HCP over and bake for another 6 minutes(3 minutes left, 3 minutes right) to have a nice brown top.

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FOR OVEN METHOD:-
1. Follow steps 1 - 4, pour cake batter into a greased 7" square or round tin.

2. Bake in preheated 180° Celsius oven for about 40 - 50 minutes or when a skewer inserted in the center and comes out clean.



DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE
(Preview)


Lastly here is a snack preview of the Double Chocolate Banana Cake made using similar recipe above with a slight twist.Will update more recipes on my HCP bakes and dishes soon. Stay tune.

23 comments:

  1. WOW! This looks so delicious. I want some for my afternoon tea :)

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    1. Thanks Ann! So have you bought yours yet :p

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  2. Wow, I'm really amazed at what this pan can do. Your cake looks amazing. There are so many recipes that can be easily prepared with it, both savory and sweet. It probably save lots of cabinet space as well that I can have just 1 pan and do it all. :) Wish I can have a chance to try it some day. Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Yes Amy! This is indeed a magic pan in certain way which can prepare either sweet or savoury dishes. Worth getting one if you want something quick and easy :) You have a great weekend too! Cheers!

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  3. Banana and chocolate always are good friend, your cake look so good.

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    1. Yes yes agreed! We love the awesome combination of banana and chocolate :p

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  4. Thanks Ellena for sharing your cook & bake using HCP. You have given me so many ideas what to come up with using this pan. Now, I'm so tempted to get the ocher size too after looking at your bakes. You are absolutely innovative!

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    1. Hi Hearty Bakes, thanks for your kind words :) I am sure you can come out with lots of delicious dishes and bakes for your loved ones too :) Look forward to your post soon!

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  5. I am really enjoying your blog. This cake looks great. I may have a go this weekend. Would it be ok to use fruit juice instead of rum? Just Me. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Hi there, if using RUM is a concern you can replace it with vanilla extra and of course some fresh orange juice from the fruit :p Do share with us how's your cake turn out to :)

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  6. Wow, everyone seems to be really getting the HCP fever. It seems to bake the cake well - just like an oven!

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    1. Hi Shirley, yup this HCP is really something good for quick and easy stuffs. Indeed it can make decent cake with good taste too :)

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  7. I think your son is really happy you have been making delicious treats non stop after having this pan. ;-) I love both banana choco cake. Hard to pick. Recently I added chocolate chip to my cake too, and I really liked it!

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    1. Yes Nami, he love the cake but only those with chocolate added :p

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  8. Cool! I have been thinking about using my new HCP pan for deserts! After cooking a whole chicken in less then 15 mins, coming out all juicy and tender, I have even higher hopes of it, lol! Thanks agains for sharing. o(^_^)o

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    1. Agreed! This HCP indeed cook chicken till perfection! Hope to see your bakes with HCP soon :)

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  9. Hi Ellena, initially I was debating whether to get this HCP. After seeing yr blog, I've decided to order one too.
    Thanks your sharing yr receipe with us. These cakes look soooo delicious.....

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    1. Hi there! Hope to see your bakes or dishes with HCP soon :) Do share with us if you have a blog or upload to cuisine paradise facebook page to show us :) Cheers!

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  10. Hi, can i check with you where to get the glass kind of mixing bowl? is it exp? thank you very much!

    Bernice

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    1. Hi Bernice, I bought my set of glass mixing bowl while I was in Brisbane few years back. You can get similar type from Pyrex glass bowl from Tangs or OG. I think around S$20+ or so depending on the size.

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  11. Hi Ellena,

    I tried out the banana cake(mine without rum,cranberry and choco chip). it turn our well thou but a bit dry. What should I do to increase the moisture of the cake? Thank you!

    Serene

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  12. Hi Ellena, I bought a happycall double pan three days ago. and noticed ur blog while searching for recipes. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and experiences. I'm a young wife without kid, and honestly, I'm a bad cook. :( wish one day I can cook so many delicious food as well!!

    Jiani

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    1. Hi Jiani, Thanks for your kind words and I hope those quick and easy recipe using HCP will be of some help to you :) You are not a bad cook, just give yourself some time I am sure you can whipped up some yummy food too.

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