Monday, November 24, 2008

Banana Chocolate Bundt Cake


An overly ripe banana sitting in a fruit basket is an invitation for me to bake a cake or muffins or bread or even cookies to get the most of the sweetness of the bananas.
Considering my enthusiasm in baking ,a close friend of mine felt it was appropriate to gift me a bundt cake pan as an Eid gift.She was right on with her instincts,I was excited to bake using the sumptuous bundt pan.Banana Chocolate Cake was an elementary chocolate cake to start with, there isn't much you can go wrong with the simple recipe. Succulence of Chocolate and sweetness of bananas makes this an incredibly flavorsome cake.I made this cake for a food festival at my husband's work.Evidently his colleagues had gulped every crumb..he brought back the platter clean.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup Cocoa powder unsweetened
1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate
2 ripe bananas,mashed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Baking powder(Aluminum free)
3 large Organic eggs
1/2 cup light Olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoon butter ,at room temperature
1 cup Organic Whole Milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts

Method
preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust oven rack to middle .Lightly grease and flour a 10-cup (10-inch) nonstick Bundt pan or a loaf pan or a cake pan.
Sift all the dry ingredients(flours and powders) in large mixing bowl.Mix in the chocolate chips and toss to coat the flour on the chips.
In another mixing bowl whisk together softened butter , oil and sugar until creamy. Crack the eggs and whisk some more, stir in vanilla and milk. Gently fold in the bananas, being careful not to over-mix.
Now combine wet and dry mixtures. Pour in the prepared bundt pan or cake pan or loaf pan and set in the oven for 50-55 minutes(for bundt pan and lesser for cake pan or loaf pan) until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool cake completely and loosen the edges before flipping onto a serving dish.Just before serving garnish with sliced Banana.



This simply festive cake is my entry for Aparna's of My diverse Kitchen Anniversary celebration. And Srilekha's EFM:Sweets.

27 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and perfect.I too make this,but eggless.You sub mashed bananas instead of eggs.Perfect and I can imagine the deliscious taste.

maimoona said...

The cake came out so well, no breaking on top.It looks so perfect and delectable.

n33ma said...

now this is an easy recipe.......looks amazing!

Rachel said...

A bundt pan is a great gift to receive..I can see it has been put to good use..gorgeous cake..

Cham said...

The bundt cake is gorgeous.

Ann said...

It's definitely a great cake..feel like to have a bite..So,the gift was worth recieving..enjoy the cake yasmeen..

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicious, i love banana cakes.

Chandani said...

i love everything that has chocolate!! this cake looks so amazing:)

Zee said...

Banana and chocolate..a ravishing combination anytime..the cake turned out so perfect and am sure enticing to the taste buds too..no wonder you had clean platter back:)

Ivy said...

What a lovely cake, banana and chocolate is a lovely combination. Yasmeen, there's an Award for you on my blog.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Cake is simply looking awesome and tempting too... I love anything with bananas and this chocolate addition mmm wonderful...

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i do the same thing with bananas - we never throw them out - they are always used in a cake - and did you know that you can freeze overripe banana and use it in the same way as fresh banana in a cake?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

awesome looking cake..

sefa firdaus said...

a must try! thanks for sharing the recipe Yasmeen, and I have the bundt pan :D

btw, nice header!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks perfect..

Pearlsofeast said...

Yasmeen the cake has come out superb.The pan is great and me too will out for a pan soon.

Lisa said...

This looks so good. I love your presentation.

Vibaas said...

Looks so perfect. Yum!

Shifa Firoz said...

i love all ur recipes yasmeen.. now that im back to my normal cooking im goin gto try one by one :)

thanks for sharing ur wonderful recipes :)

SriLekha said...

that looks cute and perfect mouthwatering and can u plz parcel it to me
join in the sweet event going in my blog

Sireesha said...

Looks fabulous and divine...

DEESHA said...

it has come out soo beautifully ... looks lovely

Kitchen Flavours said...

Banana and chocolate nice combo.

Purva Desai said...

looks irresistible, I just want to grab a bite

Bharti said...

Gorgeous cake. I have some ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl right now..

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That's so yummy! :)

How are you dear?Hope your li'l angel is doing good.Take care.

Aparna said...

Nothing quite like the new bundt pan and bananas to get you going, I guess. Cake looks really good.
Thanks for celebrating with me.

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