Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Bottom Banana Squares

This is for you, CT.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as my family did :-)

An overdose on chocolate chips.  My kids reminded me not to use so much chocolate chips next time.

This recipe yields a very soft and moist cake.  Too moist if you ask me but it taste perfect when the cake is chilled.

Chocolate-Bottom Banana Squares
Adapted from Hearty Bakes

113g butter, unsalted
80g sugar, depending on banana used (sugar reduced)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract (I omit)
3 bananas, mashed (mine was about 220g)
180g plain/cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
25g-30g cocoa powder
Chocolate chips, optional

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Drizzle in the egg, vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Beat till creamy.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together and fold in 3 separate batches. Mix well with a spatula.
  4. Divide the batter into half. Add the cocoa powder to one portion of the batter.
  5. Pour the chocolate batter into a greased/lined 7 inch square baking.  Using a spatula, spread the layer evenly.
  6. Spread the remaining plain batter on top the cocoa batter and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 deg C for 25-30mins (I baked mine @ 180C for 20 mins, reduce temperature to 150C and bake for another 5 mins).


mabel said...

This look delicious. Will try it this week. can you share with me how you manage to cook for the family while taking care of there kids all by yourself? I am going to start cooking and taking care of my two kids all by myself. Quite worry how to manage.

Anonymous said...

This look delicious. Will make it for my kids. How do you manage to cook lunch and dinner while taking care of kids? I am going to cook and look after two kids all by myself. Quite worry can't cope, can share how you do it? From : mabel

WendyinKK said...

Haha, ur kids are so cute.
Usually kids will hope the mommy will dump as much chocolate chips in, LOL.

Ean said...

Wow, so so yummi. I'm at Australia, I can't find cake flour,can I use self raising flour and omit baking powder? hu

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Ean,
Since SRF = APF + baking powder + baking soda + salt, I'll say it's ok to use it in this recipe.

Pls let me know how it turn out for you.

Anonymous said...

Do I need to use very ripe bananas? K

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Anonymous said...

This looks delicious. I must make it for my children and hubby. Thank you.

Happy Homebaker said...

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kachna said...

It looks great :)

Shoutforfood said...

Oh my gosh, I am drooling over here, those look sooo yummy!