recipe of the week: banana chocolate cake

FINALLY back in the kitchen again!  It is so nice my 3 1/2 month old can entertain herself on the floor for a few minutes at least.  Her fingers are her best friend and favorite toy.  I'm trying to savor every minute of this time.  I can't even imagine how busy we will be once she is on the move.

I've literally had this recipe hanging up inside my cupboard to try for months.  I finally decided its now or never.  Boy am I glad I tried it.  This recipe is amazing.   Its one of those "I can sit down and eat the entire thing" sort of recipes.  I had literally no self control this week.  Next week.. gym.



Banana Chocolate Cake
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
{the goods}
2 c mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c veg oil
2 c lightly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze:
1/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbl. milk

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan.  In small bowl, mix banana and lemon juice.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  In large bowl beat oil and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla.  Blend in half the flour mixture and half the buttermilk.  Then mix in remaining flour and buttermilk.  Fold in bananas and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Spread into prepared pan.

Bake until a skewer inserted into the thickest part of the cake comes out with only a few moist crumbs (about 55 min).  Cool in pan, set on cooling rack for 30 min before turning out onto a cake plate.

Glaze.  Melt remaining 1/4 c. chocolate chips with milk in a small bowl for 1 minute.  Wisk together until smooth. Drizzle over cake.  Serve warm or at room temperature (with ice cream!)

Serving:
1 slice
220 calories
4 g protein
8 g total fat (2 g sat fat)
25 mg cholesterol
33 g carbohydrates
2 g fibre
20 g sugars
130 mg sodium

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sixteen sunbuckles: recipe of the week: banana chocolate cake

Monday, October 15, 2012

recipe of the week: banana chocolate cake

FINALLY back in the kitchen again!  It is so nice my 3 1/2 month old can entertain herself on the floor for a few minutes at least.  Her fingers are her best friend and favorite toy.  I'm trying to savor every minute of this time.  I can't even imagine how busy we will be once she is on the move.

I've literally had this recipe hanging up inside my cupboard to try for months.  I finally decided its now or never.  Boy am I glad I tried it.  This recipe is amazing.   Its one of those "I can sit down and eat the entire thing" sort of recipes.  I had literally no self control this week.  Next week.. gym.



Banana Chocolate Cake
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
{the goods}
2 c mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c veg oil
2 c lightly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Glaze:
1/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbl. milk

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan.  In small bowl, mix banana and lemon juice.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  In large bowl beat oil and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla.  Blend in half the flour mixture and half the buttermilk.  Then mix in remaining flour and buttermilk.  Fold in bananas and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Spread into prepared pan.

Bake until a skewer inserted into the thickest part of the cake comes out with only a few moist crumbs (about 55 min).  Cool in pan, set on cooling rack for 30 min before turning out onto a cake plate.

Glaze.  Melt remaining 1/4 c. chocolate chips with milk in a small bowl for 1 minute.  Wisk together until smooth. Drizzle over cake.  Serve warm or at room temperature (with ice cream!)

Serving:
1 slice
220 calories
4 g protein
8 g total fat (2 g sat fat)
25 mg cholesterol
33 g carbohydrates
2 g fibre
20 g sugars
130 mg sodium

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