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    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Hidden Banana Chocolate Cake

    This recipe was sent into Food TV Kiwi Foodies by Donnis Harrison.
    She has kindly given me permission to post this recipe.
    We tested it in the Food TV kitchen and I was very impressed with this cake.
    Very moist and a large cake
    I actually made it in a square tin which was fine but it is hard to cut a nice piece from a square for photos. Our staff loved it.
    Here you go.

    Oven temperature: 160C
    Cooking time: 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean
    Grease and flour a 23 cm tin

    3 Brown Banana's
    1 cup Raw Sugar
    1 cup vegetable oil (grape seed oil or rice bran)
    4 Eggs
    ¼ cup cocoa powder (lump free)
    2 ½ cups Self Raising Flour
    1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    ¼ to ½ cup Chocolate Chips
    (err on the generous side)

    In a large bowl mash banana's.
    Add sugar and oil and mix to combine (try a masher).
    Add all eggs and combine.
    Add lump free cocoa to egg mix and combine.

    In another bowl add sifted self raising flour and baking soda
    Add Chocolate Chips to the flour mix and fluff with a fork.

    Now add flour to banana mix and fold together without over mixing
    Pour into a prepared cake tin
    Bake at 160C for 50 minutes - 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.
    When cold turn out and Ice with your favourite icing.
    Chocolate is good

    Comments from Donnis
    I wanted a moist cake but needed to hide the banana content from my fussy daughter. She loves this cake. I think there is far too much processed food and I like to know what goes in my children's lunch box!!
    This cake certainly doesn't come home!!!!

    This is a Cafe Style Large Cake.
    Thanks to Food TV for the great programmes...I got the great tip about coating the choc chips in flour so that they don't sink to the bottom!!!


    Anali said...

    This cake looks wonderful! I just printed out the recipe too! And thanks for the tip about the flour on the chocolate chips. This has been a constant source of agony for me!

    Jenny Lunn said...

    my family just love this cake, it makes wonderful cup cakes that freeze well too. Thanks Gilli, btw I use dark chocolate chunks because I am greedy when it comes to chocolate.

    Gilli Wrightson said...

    I use the Nestles Choc chips, they are dark and a good size. A Great cake