Banana Cocoa Cake

11 Mar

It is a quick, easy cake to prepare. Last day, I got a phone call from my cousin and my aunt, they were coming over for a visit. The one thing that passed on my mind is to bake a cake. And quickly. Something sweet to have with coffee. Thought of banana cake with some chocolate chips.

Just to tell you how delicious the cake was, half of it was over when it was still warm, well actually, more than warm. So, after that phone call, I headed to the kitchen and in 20 minutes the cake was in the oven.

Having baked a banana cake different times, doesn’t stop me from baking another one and post about it. In all cases, bananas and chocolate are the perfect combination.

Banana cake with chocolate chips

- 2 cups cake flour

- 2 tbsp cocoa powder

- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder

- 1/4 tsp salt

- 4 small bananas, mashed

- 3 eggs

- 1 cup sugar

- 100 g butter, melted and cooled a little

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 cup chocolate chips, I used semi-sweet 

Preheat the oven to 190C. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sifting the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, cream butter, pinch of salt, vanilla extract and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and thick. Stir in the mashed bananas then the melted butter.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir till combined. Then add the chocolate chips. Do not over mix.

Pour in a greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Enjoy it warm like we did.

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One Response to “Banana Cocoa Cake”

  1. Loulou March 12, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    I love chocolate chips in cake and banana cake is one of my favorite cakes!

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