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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Choco banana marble cake

I have a small bowl of chocolate in the fridge, a left-over from the chocolate fountain we served during the last birthday of my nephew. I also have small green bananas (balangon variety) hanging in our clothesline to ripen. So, an idea sparked: make a chocolate and banana cake. Since the banana is not over ripe, i did not mash it but instead, sliced it. For this recipe, I used the the following proportion times three. I churned out three 9 x 6 pans with 1 inch thick cake I cut into squares. So for a small pan, here is the proportion....

2 cups sifted flour
1T baking powder
2 pcs chicken eggs
1 cup milk or water
1/2 cup canola oil (or may use butter/margarine)
1/2 cup sugar (or more if desired)
1 cup sliced banana (or mashed, if desired and I used a lot of this in this recipe) 
1/4 cup chocolate syrup (or melted chocolate of choice)

To melt chocolate from the fridge, I boil water in a small deep pan and place a stainless bowl of top of the pan. This will slowly melt the chocolate and not burn it. Set aside.

Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a deep bowl, place flour and baking powder, and make a well. Place egg, milk, oil and sugar alternately. Mix batter in a circular motion until well-mixed. Add sliced bananas. Transfer batter in the greased/oiled baking tin pan. On top, pour the chocolate in a straight line. Move the chocolate left and right with a spoon, mixing with the surface of the batter only. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool, slice and serve!

A pan of cake to delight one's taste buds. 
Banana and chocolate can never go wrong...


A square of banana slices and chocolate cake.


The mixture before it made to the oven!