banana chocolate cakethe weather in beijing had been lousy recently… you’d expect lesser pollution during the hols but hell.. it just got worse because of the number of tourists visiting beijing…cars.. smoke, no wind…. smog….  these are those days you just feel equally lousy but yet you just wanna bake something… and the simplest thing that came into my mind, is a butter cake ʘ̅͟͜͡ʘ̲̅

Recipe adapted from I Love Butter Cake Too 2 by Kevin Chai

250g butter
200g sugar
4 eggs
80g chocolate (chopped)
80ml fresh milk
250g plain flour
5g baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
15g cocoa powder
200g banana (thinly sliced)
banana chocolate butter cake
– preheat oven to 160C, grease and line a 18cm (7″) square baking pan
– melt chocolate in milk over low heat and allow it to cool before using
– cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy and  add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
– add in cooled chocolate/milk mixture and incorporate well
– fold in sifted flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder
– finally add in sliced bananas into batter. spread batter into pan and bake in oven for 50-60 mins
Personal notes:
banana chocolate butter cake
– i baked my cake for 65 mins (somehow the middle did not get cooked)
– i topped the cake with sliced bananas half way into the baking time
I hope you enjoy this simple cake as much as i do… yawn….. i should go “hibernate” for a bit…. ლ(இ ε இ`。ლ.. the autumn weather is so conducive for afternoon snooze…
banana chocolate butter cake

Pollution index: 153 (unhealthy)


(10) Comments

  • Jessie Ng (October 8, 2013)

    Hi VB, you had decorated this Banana chocolate butter cake so pretty And when I\’m writing this, I can see your other old post, ie the Coffee swiss roll. Must pop over there now to have a better look.

  • May Law (October 8, 2013)

    虽然楼上的Jessie已经赞过了, 但是我还是要说,这蛋糕的装饰真的很美!

  • kitchen flavours (October 8, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    Your cake looks so delicious! Adding banana slices on the top is a good idea!
    Thanks for linking to CYB!
    Hope the air clears soon, enjoy your snooze!!! 🙂

  • Mich Piece of Cake (October 9, 2013)

    I am so totally drawn to your banana chocolate cake… if you were selling it, I would order a whole cake.

  • 0620 (October 9, 2013)

    Look Yummy !!

  • Rumbling Tummy (October 9, 2013)

    These days, everywhere has pollution, even in my own home, I have to mop daily because there are so many construction nearby. I heart Banana cake and I have some waiting for me to turn them into something yummy.

  • Zoe (October 10, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,

    I didn\’t know that you are living in Beijing… Opsie! We went to Shanghai last year and can sense the difference between Melbourne or Singapore….

    Glad that baking and enjoying your banana chocolate is a good therapy for you 😀


  • jeannietay (October 10, 2013)

    What a lovely cake! I have been trying hard to stop baking but with so many beautiful cakes around, I just cant resist!

  • Xiao (October 14, 2013)


  • Doreen/ mui mui (October 18, 2013)

    你真棒!! 就这么简单的banana butter cake也被你打扮的美美!!
    like like like!

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