Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

Continue from my previous post on the Banana Chocolate Cake With Cranberry this double chocolate version is definitely with excitement! I made this Double Chocolate Banana Cake because it consists two of my boy's favourite ingredients which are "Banana" and "Dark Chocolate" and they definitely pairs well. If you want to impress your guests with something rich, soft and moist and quick for afternoon tea perhaps you can try baking this using either oven method or my super Happy Call Pan!



DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE
(using Happy Call Pan)


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From the photo above you can still visual the ozzing chocolate from the cake which makes it texture extra sexy and hard not to fall in love with especially if you are a chocolate lover. And moreover chocolate and banana are definitely an awesome pair of ingredients.


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

Chinese Version of the recipe HERE.

Ingredients:
200g All-Purpose Flour(plain flour)
25g Valrhona Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
170g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
170g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs(55g each)
2 Ripe Banana(about 200 - 220g), mashed
30ml of Fresh Milk
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped


Method:-
1. 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 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).

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.



MIXED FRUIT CAKE
(Preview)


Lastly here is a snack preview of the Mixed Fruit Cake which I made together on the same as the above Double Chocolate Banana Cake. This one was rather a quick version using soaked mixed fruit in RUM and Orange juice and bake using a butter cake recipe. 

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! My list is getting longer and longer :D

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    1. Thanks Ann :) So how you bought your HCP?

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  2. hhhmm.... my girl will beg me for this double choco banana cake!
    time to use up my valrhona cocoa pwdr :)
    thks!

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    1. Yeah!!!! Valrhona add extra flavour to chocolate cake :p love it to bits

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  3. Ellena, do you need me to visit you to eat your delicious bread? You have been making a lot... *hint hint* Seriously, all of them look so delicious. Who are the lucky people eating your cake! lol.

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  4. Ellena, today trying to make the double chocolate banana cake dun understand y my cake center is uncook, when i view your batter picture, y my batter seems to be waterly compare to yr. i follow according to your recepi ?

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    1. Hi there, emmmm if your batter is slightly watery perhaps it's due to the banana(too ripe)? or the butter melted too fast while beating or the size of the egg used also play important parts in the batter. As for the undercook cake perhaps next round you can cook slightly longer like another extra 5 - 7 mins more depending on your stove heat.

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  5. Dear Ellena, I love dark choc! I tried baking this today without banana using oven. The top of the cake has a nice crusty feel but the bottom was still moist... Tasted delicious like a lava cake. I baked a lil longer and the crust got a bit burnt but the bottom still moist.... Feels like a moist brownie that can with vanilla ice cream too! My butter did not melt too fast. Shd the egg size be big or small? Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your note. Just to check did you follow all the ingredients in the recipe above to dot and left out only the banana? or did you add or minus certain ingredients? How long did you bake in the bake and what size of the size you use :)

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  6. i have tried this reacpe. It was great. In fact i am more happy with the outcome than using oven, as its fast and easy using happy call pan.
    Thank you very much

    cheers,
    melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for your feedback and I am glad you love this recipe and it turns out well on your side. If you don't mind can email me a photo of your bake or you can help to upload to our facebook page to share with other readers :) Thanks.

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  7. Ellena,
    I am so sorry.
    I made it in a rush as we were going for a short vacation, so i quickly cut it and pack it up for our trip.
    Will sure make it again and i will snap a photo of the cake.
    Removing the cake from the pan is difficult, though.
    As i said i was in a rush, it 'cracked' as i tried to 'pour' it out of the pan.

    p/s: I also made kuih bakar pandan with the pan :) my oven can on leave already :p


    cheers,
    melissa

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  8. hi ellena,

    i tried using the hcp to bake brownies using a customized recipe. i find that the bottom gets burnt very easily, as in less than 2 mins or so on low heat. need your advice on this please.

    thanks
    winston

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    1. Hi Winston, due to the sweetness of brownies and chocolate the base tends to get burnt faster compared to the rest of the cake. So perhaps you can use the lowest heat and try to shift the pan around in different sides to even out the heat during baking process. HTH :)

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  9. Hello Ellena can I know when you said to flip the cake and 'bake' it.. does it mean to continue 'baking' in the hcp or to transfer it to an oven? =\

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    1. Hi Vicky,

      Yup. After you flip the cake, continue to bake it in the hcp till done. No oven is required :)

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  10. Hi Ellena I am doing my baking tdy following your receipe..hope it turns out well.Not sure how low flame is low flame..Trying my luck!!

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    1. Hi there, Usually low flame is the lowest on your stove. Hope your cake turns out well :)

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  11. Hi. May I know instead of using baking soda, can I just add more baking powder?
    -Carol

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Ellena (Cuisine Paradise)

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