After my appointment with the dentist was my hubby’s. He went there after a grand breakfast. I knew he would not be able to eat anything hard to bite. “Something soft to eat” would bring into mind the picture of a cake or bread. I had few ripe bananas left over and thought of using that in the cake. So went with my aunt’s recipe of banana cake. To make it healthier I replaced butter with canola oil and maida with wheat. And made some other alterations to make a chocolate chip cake J which came out really good…
Wheat flour -- 1 cup (All purpose flour can be used instead)
Baking powder -- 1 tsp
Baking soda -- 1 tsp
Ripe Banana -- 2 medium size
Eggs -- 1 big egg (this can be replaced by another banana)
Canola oil -- ½ cup (Unsalted Butter can be used instead)
Powdered Sugar -- ¾ cup
Vanilla Essence -- 1 tsp
Cocoa powder/syrup -- 3 tbsp
Chocolate chips -- ¼ cup
Chopped Nuts -- ¼ cup (optional)
Preparation of Cake:
Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Sift the mix 4 -5 times. This helps to mix the baking powder and baking soda thoroughly in the flour. Keep it aside.
Take the oil in a vessel. Add the powdered sugar to it and beat well.
Smash the bananas with a fork or use the mixer to smash it well. Add egg to it and mix well. (If not using egg, smash all 3 bananas).
Pour this mixture in to the oil-sugar mix. Add the vanilla essence. Mix well. Keep on mixing and add the flour spoon by spoon. Make sure that the flour is mixed well in the mixture before adding the next set.
Add chocolate syrup and mix well.If the mixture is very thick, add milk to make it the required consistency.Add the chocolate chips and mix it.
Spray oil in the pan and dust it with the flour. Pour the batter into the floured pan.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree Celsius (300 F) for 70 to 80 minutes. Check if a tooth pick comes out neat and if yes let it cool.
Recipe Courtesy: Chithra Aunty