Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Chocolate and Banana Cakes

I made these cakes for my sons celebration. You can make one big cake, but i decided to make individual cakes for everyone.

They were very moist and chocolaty.

You can get the cake cases i used from Sainsbury's supermarket.

You can top the cakes with anything you like, this time i used chocolate and vanilla marshmallows.

Pre heat oven to 140c, 280f, gas mark 2

Makes 16 cakes.

100ml sunflower oil
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp cocoa powder
100g of chocolate chips or chunks
2 very ripe bananas
3 medium eggs 2 of them separated
50ml full fat milk

Sift the sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a bowl, stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.

In another bowl mash the bananas, stir in one whole egg and 2 egg yolks, followed by the oil and milk.

Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff.

Stir the wet and dry ingredients together then stir in ¼ of the egg whites to loosen the mixture, then gently fold in the rest of the egg white.

Fill the cases halfway up, and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool then spread over the ganache. Recipe follows.

Ganache Recipe.

100g milk chocolate
100ml sour cream

Melt the chocolate and sour cream together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, don't let the bowl touch the water.
Put in the fridge till its cold and spreadable.


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