Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Butterless Chocolate Banana Cake

May i present to you, the new baker in our home - my almost-5-year-old son !!
I am so excited about this cake, since its the first time my son insisted on making it 'all by myself' !

I had picked up these colourful sprinkles a while back and he's been mega excited about using it. Last weekend, he insisted that we make a cake and use these sprinkles over them. I asked him if he can help me and he said he wants to make the cake himself...

cakesid

Ok, I obviously read the recipe and took out all the ingredients, but he did the measuring and mixing and couldnt wait for the cake to get ready...He held the bottle with sprinkles for as long as the cake baked and then was in a hurry to put it all over, so we couldnt wait to even out the cake or layer it with a ganache, like I had planned to...

cakepic

I got the recipe from JoyOfBaking, used slightly lesser sugar and water..It turned out to be wonderfully soft and moist, despite no butter being added...I am sure this can easily be made without eggs too. I just didnt want to tamper with the recipe for his first experiment...

If you want to give this a shot without eggs, just add another banana and 1/4 cup of oil..

This stores well. I just had the last piece with my tea now and its just as soft...

What you need -

Dry ingredients -
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt

Wet ingredients -
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Topping
sprinkles (optional)

What you do with it -

Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C

Mix in all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside

Mash the bananas and beat the eggs into it
Add all the other wet ingredients and mix well or beat lightly till its all combined well
Pour this into the dry ingredients. Stir together or beat for 2 mins

Grease the pan and dust lightly with some flour
Pour the batter a greased pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 45 mins

Top with sprinkles

13 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum...looks so cute

Dipsy said...
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Dipsy said...

A budding Chef I see.. :) oh and very cute pic with the Sid holding the plate and the hearts doilie...awesome presentation..
Next summer Sid will have to do this all over again for his "Gopi's" :))

Sayantani said...

every one loves choco cake and you have made a delicious one. soft, crumbly and butter less. what can we ask for more.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Nice one ..Looks soo tempting!Thanks for the recipe

Lal said...

Wow Arch,
The cake definitely looks good but Iam mighty impressed that you have inspired Sid to do this.
Congrats mate !

PreeOccupied said...

A new chef in the making. God bless your almost-five-year-old. The cake looks perfect.

Maria Mcclain said...

Too yummy & delicious also your blog is too outstanding and eye catching,you should try website for advertising and marketing.

Indus said...

I'm so impressed, Sid! :)

Miri said...

Very very cool Sid :) Muah!!

Nags said...

This is seriously a masterpiece!

Anonymous said...

wow!!! It's really really gooood as i expected!!! Gooood job, Sid!!!!!!!!^_^ -jhongi-

HS said...

Just made this recipe as cupcakes. Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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