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    Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    Banana Cake for the Birthday Boy

    It was Glen’s birthday and my turn make his cake…
    Glen has a dairy allergy and this cake is great…no dairy at all.
    I have actually posted this cake before but I have made a couple of changes and I think they are worth noting.

    First I did make it in a round tin this time
    And I used Lindt Intense Orange Chocolate
    Don’t you love the candle. It’s all we had on hand

    Oven temperature: 160C
    Cooking time: 45 minutes - 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
    1 x cake Lindt Intense Orange Chocolate chipped
    Reserve 2 tablespoons of chips for icing.
    Chop them even more finely

    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 chipped Chocolate to the flour mix and fluff with a fork.

    Now add flour and choclate to banana mix and fold together without over mixing
    Pour into a prepared cake tin
    Bake at 160C for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.
    When cold turn out and ice.

    Simple Chocolate Icing
    1 cup icing sugar sifted
    1 tablespoons cocoa sifted
    1 teaspoon rice bran oil
    Hot water to mix

    In a bowl place icing sugar and cocoa
    Add chocolate chips and mix
    Add oil and then hot water till you get the consistency you need to cover cake
    Cut 3 banana slices dip them in lemon juice for decoration.


    Asha said...

    Happy Birthday to him!:))
    Cake looks delicious.

    So Simple said...

    Thanks asha
    Everyone enjoyed it. I'll pass on your regards