Few things annoy me more than throwing away rotten food, which is why I find it extremely satisfying to make something delicious out of aliments just in time before they go bad. Yesterday we craved something sweet after dinner and as my eyes scanned our kitchen for anything containing sugar, they were caught by a brown and mushy banana in the fruit basket and a half eaten bar of chocolate. The decision was made- a banana and chocolate cake had to be baked!
I quickly found a recipe online but since I did not have all the ingredients and felt too lazy to walk to the store I improvised on most of it. Gladly, it turned out delicious so I will pass the recipe right on!
Banana and chocolate cake
Ingredients (I made a small cake because I only had one banana, for a regular cake simply double all measurements):
- 100 gr butter
- 75 ml agave nectar (if you want to use sugar instead make sure to add ¼ of the mass)
- ½ pack vanilla sugar
- 2 eggs
- 120 gr flour
- ½ pack backing powder
- 25 gr chocolate (chopped)
- 25 gr walnuts (chopped)
- 1 old and sweet banana
1. Melt the butter
2. Combine the liquid butter with the agave nectar, vanilla sugar and eggs and stir
3. Mix flour and backing powder and gradually add the mix to the batter
4. Chop the chocolate and walnuts and stir them into the batter
5. Squash the banana with a fork and mix it into the batter
6. Fill the batter dough into a greased cake pan and bake with 155°C for 60 min.
Eat it warm right out of the tin or cover with chocolate glaze 🙂