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May 14, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake


Birthdays. They're never supposed to go by without a cake. To me, somehow, it has always been about the cake. It was also about the gifts for a long time. Nowadays, it doesn't matter if it is a store bought black forest cake or a home made sponge, I just feel that a cake makes a birthday complete.


So, in order to make his birthday complete, I'm sending this lovely banana chocolate chip cake to my brother who celebrates his birthday today.


1 3/4 cup Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

¼ tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Salt

¾ cup Brown Sugar

2/3 cup Chocolate chips

3-4 Bananas (overripe), peeled

1/3 cup Oil

2 Eggs

Oil and flour for lining and dusting


Heat the oven to 350F. Grease and dust a loaf tin.


Sift the dry ingredients together.



Combine the bananas, eggs, oil and brown sugar in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend all these to a rough paste. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and add the chocolate chips. Mix well and pour into the prepared cake tin.


Bake for 35-40 minutes (or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean). Cool on a rack for a few minutes.


When I made this cake, we didn't eat all of it at one go. We had enough left for a few days to learn that this cake gets better with time. A nice twist to the usual banana walnut cake to celebrate your birthday, H. Happy Birthday!

18 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow cake looks very moist and soft!!!

Happy cook said...

That cake looks really yummy delicous.

Arundathi said...

The cake does look great. Happy Birthday to your brother!

Renu said...

the cake looks moist...

Kelly said...

Happy birthday to your brother, what a great way to celebrate! The cake looks super-delicious, thank you for sharing. Also, visit www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com for some easy-to-make chocolate cake recipes. They are all great for birthday celebrations!

Parita said...

A very happy birthday to your brother..the cake looks moist and delicious

Priya said...

Happy Birthday to ur Brother...Delicious cake looks very soft and moist..

A_and_N said...

Its been ages since I came here! Or anywhere :|

Anyway- Believe it or not, I made the same cake a week ago. Same flavours :) But added coffee essence.

And hey, I was in Hyd too and would go to Hyd Central for AC during summers :D Saw your comment at Sra's

Cham said...

Happy Birthday to ur broher. So sweet of u and u eat alone the cake without parcelling one to ur brother?

Superchef said...

happy birthday to your bro!!

n i love banana cakes/breads, anyday!! chocolate is such a great addition!

Prathibha said...

The cake looks very moist lol..n belated bday wishes to ur bro...

luckysanjana said...

Raaga you sure know your way around cakes...................

delhibelle said...

what a sweet sis you are!
Happy Birthday to your brother:)

Sanghi said...

Getting very hungry after seeing this..!:)Yummy!

Chitra said...

Cake looks yummy! Happy birthday to H from me :)

sunita said...

What a lovely cake for your brother..happy b'day to him :-)

Anonymous said...

a very happy birthday to your bro raaga...and unfortunately it is still about gifts for me :D

Rajitha

प्रिया said...

Thank you Raaga for your comment on Nupur's as well as my blog. Your cake sure looks good and your banana muffins look even better. Cakes are for occasions and muffins are for everyday indulgence ;) I think I'm going to have to try the muffins first!