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Monday, 12 June 2017

Marbled Chocolate Banana Cake

I love making easy, quick and tasty cakes for every day! I am always super excited when I see a new recipe with ingredients that I like and that are easily accessible. At the end of March, I came across this super sexy recipe and I thought I would give it a try. It was a beautiful spring day and, alone in my kitchen, with the voice of Adam Levine for company (singing “So cold” - I love that song!), I felt happy. Making cakes always put a large smile on my face...

This is a rich but delicious cake which is great on its own, no need to add any toppings. Enjoy!!


Ingredients:
4 large eggs
200g sugar
150g butter, softened
200g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g crushed banana
100g chocolate powder
50ml milk
* Cake size loaf mould: 24cm (L) X 10cm (W).

Preparation:
Beat the 4 yolks with the sugar and add the butter at room temperature and beat until light and fluffy. Add the milk and then mix the sifted flour with the baking powder.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff (until they form peaks), then add them to the above mixture and fold them in gently.

Then divide the batter into 2 equal parts: in one mix the crushed banana, in the other mix the chocolate powder.

Grease the cake mould and sprinkle it with flour and alternately pour the two batters into the loaf mould, so that it looks marbled. Bake in a preheated oven at 180º for 40 minutes.

Once cooked, let it cool and remove from the mould.


24 comments:

  1. Coucou ma belle ! Le marbré fait partie des gâteaux très appréciés par mes enfants, je fais la version classique mais je trouve qu'utiliser une banane mûre et du chocolat noir apporte plus de goût. Cette version semble moelleuse et agréable. Gros bisous Chantal <333

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    1. Salut Chantal ! Ce marbré chocolat noir et banane a effectivement plus de goût que la version classique. Bises et bonne semaine.

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  2. This looks sensational with that perfect marble effect. What is chocolate powder? You meant cocoa powder? Is it unsweetened?

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    1. Hello Angie! I used Cailler by Nestlé chocolate powder 43% cacao. It’s slightly sweet. I know you can find it easily in Germany. Have a great week!

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  3. OMG!!! This is just mouth-watering!!! What a great idea! The classic marbled cake is wonderful, but add banana? I think it is a nirvana! I'll make this cake for a picnic. Thank you RT for this great recipe :D

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, this is a great picnic cake that is sure to please friends and family... Have a lovely week!

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  4. Wow! I am once again very hungry first thing in the morning. That looks so good.

    My wife makes a banana bread. She sometimes puts chocolate chips in it but she has not done marbled.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Your wife's banana bread sounds delicious! I once tried this and it was amazing. Very moist. My entourage couldn't stop eating it.
      It does not matter how good my weekend was. Life is just so hard on Monday.... Have a lovely week!

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  5. Is there anything better than banana bread? Adding chocolate of course! This looks so good.

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  6. Love the gorgeous swirls and that golden crust! Chocolate and banana cake is one of our favorite things, too. Glad it turned out so well and that you had such a great time making it. Keep smiling! ; )

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    1. That's good to hear! Thank you, Monica!

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  7. Yum! This marbled chocolate, banana cake made quite an impression on me. Lol.

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    1. That's good to hear!! Thank you; Charles!

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  8. Nice looking cake! Bananas in cake or bread are not my favorite but maybe the chocolate would make it ok for me!

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  9. Your yummy marbled cake is the perfect combo of my favourite things: chocolate and bananas!

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  10. I saw the same cake the other day in Gilles Desplanches and yours looks every bit as good, if not better. You must be a cake masterchef!

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    1. Ohhhh thank you so much Cresta Bear! You just made my day! I adore baking cakes that’s all...

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  11. Adoro bolo de Mármore!
    Vou anotar esta variante feita com banana...
    Bjs
    Ana

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  12. Ah là là, voilà un cake qu'il vaudrait mieux ne pas me mettre sous le nez sous peine de le voir disparaître plus vite que la vitesse de la lumière !! :)

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    1. Hahahaha...ton commentaire m'a fait rire, Caro :)

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