Friday, 3 February 2012

Banana Cream Chocolate Cake


Extra for Banana lovers....
Have made this so many times by now . Though I could take a clear snap only recently.
Recipe idea is from GU .
You can use any soft ripe bananas (not plantains) .
Yield is 20 pieces, since we are making in a baking tray. . Ideal for parties.

Things Needed:
All purpose flour - 350 gm
Backing powder - 1 small pack
Dark Cacao powder - 3 full tbsp

Eggs - 4
Sugar - 250 gm
Oil - 200 ml
Banana juice - 200 ml (if not available then make using 2 well ripe bananas adding some water, sieve it before adding)

For cream topping:
Vanille cream pudding powder - 2 packets (37gm each) for 1 litre milk.
1 litre milk for pudding making
Butter - 200 gm
Powder sugar - 8 tbsp or as per need
Bananas - 1 kg

For chocolate glaze:
Block Chocolate -200 gm
Whipping cream - 150 ml

Preparation method:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover baking pan with baking paper . Grease the sides.
Mix roughly flour, backing powder, cacao powder in a vessel & set aside.
Beat well eggs in sugar adding one by one until thick creamy.
Add oil & juice . Mix.
To this add the flour mix using a sieve in 2 batches, mix well in between.
Pour this over the baking tray.
Bake for 20- 25 min. Check using a wooden toothpick to see whether its done.
Allow to cool when done.

Meantime, make pudding according to the instructions written in the back of the pack (it differs)
Allow to cool. Refrigerate it for 3-4 hrs later.

Beat the butter until soft with the powder sugar. Add pudding to this & mix uniformly to make the cream topping.

Apply over the cake & spread uniformly using spatula.
Slice the bananas & press it almost into the cream .

Chop chocolate. Warm up cream . Melt the chocolate in it by stirring.
Pour it over the cream cake using a spoon.
Refrigerate . Cut using a wet knife.


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