Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
It is sometimes really embarrassing to go through your older posts. You realize how amateurish you were. 😀 I mean, take this cake for example. Or bread. Yeah, you can call this a Banana Bread too. The texture is a cross between a cake and a bread. This is yet another recipe I posted in my previous blog. It doesn’t look too good, does it? Well, I could blame the bananas in it. But I also admit I had bad skills when it came to clean presentation and food photography!
This was the first cake I baked when I got my new convection oven in December 2011. As you can see from the pictures, neither does it look too great nor did it appeal so much to me to keep baking again and again. But I reckon there are people who love banana breads (or banana cake). For them, this would be a perfect recipe. It has no eggs in it too!
Don’t judge the outcome of the cake by seeing my photos. It was a new oven. I hadn’t yet mastered the functions! 😉 Check out Divya’s post if you want to be convinced about this cake! 🙂
EGGLESS BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE
Bake Time – 30 – 45 min
Makes – 1, 9 inch cake
Preheat oven to 180C/360F
Grease/line a cake tin
Sift together flour and baking powder and keep aside.
In a blender, pureé the banana with milk, cardamom and vanilla extract till smooth
Beat the sugar and butter till smooth and creamy
Mix in the banana puree and beat till smooth
Mix in the sifted flour little at a time and beat again on moderate speed till you get a smooth batter
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter into the prepared tin
Scatter more chocolate chips on top if you want
Bake for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (differs from oven to oven, so keep an eye on it. Mine was ready within 28 minutes)
Rest in the tin for about 5 minutes and then invert into a wire rack for further cooling