Smashed Banana Cake

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Smashed Banana Cake

… or HOW TO “recycle” leftovers.

  • Because you often feel sorry about throwing away “good” food.
  • Because you like to experiment without having an impression of “waste”.
  • Because you have your own reason (s) why you like to try many different combinations of many different ingredients.

If you identify yourself in one of those situations, then this post is FOR YOU! I feel very comfortable with working with food, experimenting and mixing without always knowing what will come out at the end. The excitement of working on a small or big project, the expectation of something unknown, the moves in a space where there is no rule, no limit but your own imagination!!! …

Well, let’s go back to the cake before I loose myself. Lol

I had left over butter brioche (you know, the French one) and banana. For me, (homemade) brioche is like bread. If I have to warm it up then I can throw it away as well. I decided to bake without the traditional ingredients like flour, eggs etc. Especially I wanted it to be something quick.

So I smashed a banana together with the leftover brioche, then added chocolate chips and milk. I used soy milk but you can use the one of your choice. Some extra flavour will give a special touch to your “cake”. The mixture will bake at 200°C for ca. 15 minutes. Don’t let the moist center bother you, that is how it should be!

Let it cool down a little bit and here is your Smashed Banana Cake with Chocolate!

Enjoy :-*

 

Plain Cake with Crunchy Chocolate & Strawberries

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myRECIPE – keep it simple

For the cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 150 g melted butter
  • 50 cl lukewarm milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla and/or lemon aroma
  • a 24 cm diam. round pan
  • flour & butter to coat the pan

For the crunchy chocolate frosting:

  • 500 g mild dark or milk chocolate
  • 50 g soft butter
  • a microwave 😀

For the topping:

  • Fresh strawberries

Beat the eggs and sugar until creamy, and slowly add the dry ingredients. Incorporate the melted butter, then the lukewarm milk and beat until your batter is fluffy and soft. Pour the batter in your coated pan and put in the oven preheated at 180°C for ca. 35 minutes. With a toothpick check if your cake is ready by introducing it in the center. If it comes out without crumbs, then remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool down on a rack. Use this time to make your crunchy chocolate frosting.

In a microwave suitable bowl put your pieces of chocolate and butter, and let them melt slowly in your microwave (at 600 watts it must be 4-5 minutes). Please note that we want a crunchy and not burned chocolate frosting :-D, so watch out! Take out the bowl from time to time to mix the content very well and allow it to melt evenly. When it’s completely melted, let the chocolate get a few crunches then remove it from the oven. Now they must be small crunchy pieces of chocolate in your bowl together with the melted chocolate. Mix it well and let it cool down a little bit.

Unrack your cake and mount the frosting. Wash the strawberries and spread them all over your frosted cake. Here is your Plain Cake with Crunchy Chocolate and Strawberries. Enjoy!

Oreo Cream Cake

Oreo Chocolate Cream Cake

Oreo Chocolate Cream Cake

Coucou,

me revoilà ! 🙂 Si l’on m’avait dit il y a quelques années, que je deviendrais fan de chocolat, je n’y aurais jamais cru. Je me suis découvert une passion pour les desserts chocolatés, l’un d’entre eux est un gâteau au chocolat, rien qu’au chocolat (Special Dark Chocolate Cake) 😀 ! Étant adepte des gâteaux  à la crème, j’aimerais vous présenter un Oreo Cream Cake version “LeKitchenLab”.

La base est un moelleux, la crème au chocolat blanc et aux miettes de biscuits Oreo, et pour terminer, quelques copaux de chocolat au lait. Dé-li-cieux!

À bientôt :-))