Double Chocolate Banana Cake

IMG_7796.jpgLook at how ridiculously fluffy the cake is with bits of melted chocolate embedded in it ?!

IMG_7775.jpg     Brownie-like texture cake anyone?

When you have plenty of bananas that has been lying around for days, what do you do? Make banana cake of course! Adding cocoa powder and chocolate just makes it even more decadent.

Here is a ridiculously easy and yet foolproof recipe for just that. Baked it two days ago and my family absolutely loved it! Adapted from this recipe but added my own special twist to it. Try it and your whole house will smell like warm banana goodness – currently my house smells like that as I am typing away.

Adding a pinch of cinnamon powder and cinnamon sugar, gives a subtle warmth to the banana cake like what you would find in a gingerbread cake. You know what’s even better? Adding a tablespoon or two of rum to the cake intensifies the flavour of the cake further which is what I would do the next time. A little bit of booze just elevates this cake to a whole new level of excitement.

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 bar of chopped chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • A handful of raisins
  • A handful of walnuts

Preparation

  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl. Add in the salt and cinnamon sugar, mixing it well.
  2. Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces and leave it in the fridge.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas using a fork. Add in the white sugar and cinnamon powder.
  4. Crack an egg into the wet mixture, mix in the vanilla and pour in the coconut oil. Use a whisk to mix it till well combine.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  6. Fold in slowly and gently add the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Add in the raisins and chopped chocolate. Put it in the oven and bake it for 30 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

Mix it all up when you put it all together

img_7770Very moist and very good

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