|the very large chocolate banana cake, unfortunately right|
after this picture the battery in the camera asked to be
charged and i couldn't get another picture of it cut with
the dusting of icing sugar :(
i eventually found this chocolate banana cake recipe from joy of baking. i had all the ingredients and in the second paragraph it had this to say:
Chocolate Banana Cake is a snap to put together. Fifteen minutes is about all you need. It is more like a quick bread in that you do not use a mixer, just two bowls.
yes indeedy, that was me sold and printing out the recipe after pinning it to my recipe must do's board.
i did exactly as the recipe suggested and it was done and in the oven in ten minutes. cakes do not get any easier than this to make! 35 minutes later a very large looking cake came out of the oven and my hopes of tin filling were beginning to take shape.
outcome: this is a superb light, very moist chocolate cake with a hint of banana taste. the texture is definitely that of a banana cake but the taste of the banana is subtle. the family loved the cake. i didn't frost the cake with anything except a dusting of icing sugar and that turned out to be a good decision. it really doesn't need anything as it is quite rich for a light cake. definitely doing this cake again, especially when i need something sweet for large groups :)
|it is a very runny mixture|
|into the tin for baking|
|and out of the oven this beautiful looking cake came|
35 minutes later
many thanks to joy of baking for testing this recipe from best summer weekends cookbook by jane rodmell. the cake was delicious and has filled a baking tin for today at least!