2.11.2013

Banana-Chocolate Cake


What a weekend! Lots of snow, freezing cold BUT, we managed to have fun. Yes, fun in those conditions. This is the first year we get plenty of snow and Lucas is old enough to play outside and build a snowman. I'm telling you, he was loving it, he did not want to go back inside until I told him there was a piece of banana-chocolate cake with hot chocolate waiting for him inside. 



At first, he looked at me like I was pulling a trick to get him in but then he said "chocolate cake? Yes please!" He couldn't resist. He is a chocoholic just like his mama. 


This banana-chocolate recipe is seriously good. Moist, chocolaty with a beautiful banana flavor. I like to add coarsely chopped dark chocolate and when you bite into it, you get these chunks of half melted chocolate that will make the cake that much better. This can be the perfect Valentine's Day dessert if you are having friends over. It's a little more casual but there is nothing casual about the taste. 



Click HERE to see last year's magazine style post for more Valentine's Day ideas and recipes.



Happy Valentine's Day!  

Ingredients:

3 very ripe bananas
8 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3oz chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt cake pan or a 9x5 inch loaf pan, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the milk and sour cream and mix well. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cocoa powder and salt. Add the banana mixture to the butter, sugar and egg mixture and mix until well combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears. Fold in the chopped chocolate and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool down for 10 minutes before transferring it to a rack to cool completely. 

Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp buter

In a sauce pan, melt the butter then add the rest of ingredients, whisk well until smooth. Pour it over the cake. 



16 comments:

  1. che belle quelle manine che rubano una fetta di torta...
    Deliziosa e profumatissima, complimenti!

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  2. It looks wonderful! Great clicks too. Lucas is so cute.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I can't decide which is more beautiful: your cake or your child.

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  4. hi najwa, this is the time i see your blog, i went through all your posts, the pics are so beautiful, and the sweets yummmii made me want some. i knew you had some middle eastern roots, from your name and from the recipes. good luck.

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  5. aw! so wonderful photos with your little boy!! he is beautyful and i think he looks like you :)
    great recipe! i love cakes!
    xxxFiC.

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  6. What a lucky boy!!! My kids would love to play in the snow and come in to a treat of your beautiful Banana Chocolate Cake. Living in coastal California my kids rarely glimpse the snow. We have to drive 3 hours for colder snowy spots!
    xxoo
    E

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    1. I bet it's worth the drive when you see their happy faces :) xx

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  7. Just tried it. So good. Thanks for the recipe

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    1. Thank so much for trying it out! I'm glad you liked it!!

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  8. I love chocolate, prepared in every possible way!! This banana chocolate cake looks fantastic. I'll try to make this specialty tonight! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

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    1. Let me know how it came out if you make it!!! Thank you!

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