Dec 6, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Banana Cake - Virtual Bridal Shower for Nelly

A Banana recipe and my virtual party is complete for the girl who loves chocolate, coffee, Nutella and banana more than her boy! After posting a recipe with almost all the favorite ingredients of Nelly, I noticed one of the most favorite s of all Banana was left out. We call ourselves banana sisters and our banana love often comes out on Twitter. Nelly even has a post with all banana recipes here.
The first two ingredients are taken care of in on my other blog with Coffee & Nutella Molten Lava cupcakes. 

Check this post here for more about this fun Virtual Bridal shower party from food bloggers.

“And …I said YESSSSS!” 
It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a beat, we all knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”,as she sweetly calls Brian Murray, her fiancé.
So here we are,Nelly dear, your friends in the food world, wishing you and Brian,all the best. And with our wishes, a simple recipe with an easy formula for a life of bliss, rich with EVERYTHING in it!
Mix together: A lot of Love, Patience, Perseverance, Respect, Courage, Strength, Trust, Kindness, Honesty, Compromise & Great Sex. Stir in : Equal Parts of Love, Support, Faith, Fidelity, Hope, Validation, Friendship, Forgiveness, Communication.
Cook over slow simmer for the rest of your life. Dot daily with a Sense of Humor. Leave out the nagging, sarcasm, skepticism, doubts and stubbornness.
Serving Suggestions: Best prepared daily. Serve with flourish because Married Life is a FEAST. Live it with flavor, spice it with unconditional love, enjoy its richness.
Recipe Notes: Some ingredients won’t always be fresh or available. Or the heat may flare up and the anger spills over. Simmer down and douse the flames with all the LOVE you can throw in.
Enjoy the feast of marriage, love and life!
(Written by : Elizabeth @Mango_Queen)

Eggless Banana Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 large overripe banana mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. yogurt/curd
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Method; Sieve All purpose flour (maida), baking powder, baking soda and cocoa together in a large vessel. 
In another vessel add butter (at room temperature) & sugar and beat till it becomes light and fluffy. Add mashed banana, milk, vanilla essence and yogurt into it and mix well. 
Grease a round cake tin with little oil and preheat in a oven at 190°C for 10 minutes.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry flour mix and fold it lightly to incorporate all the ingredients. 
Pour the batter in the greased baking tin and bake at 190°C for about 35-40 minutes or till done.
Take out from the oven and let it cool completely. 
Spread the chocolate frosting with the help of a blunt knife.

Chocolate Frosting; 
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coffee powder (optional)
  • Little hot water to bind

Method; Beat butter and sugar with an electric beater tll light and fluffy. Add cocoa powder and coffee powder if using and mix well. Add water by drops to make it into a smooth and creamy frosting.

This is my recipe/post for the virtual bridal shower for Nelly hosted at Lite Bite.  

Love and hugs to all the members for being such wonderful pals, will cherish this association for long!Special thanks to Heather for the logo, Elizabeth for the intro write up and to Junia for the spreadsheet. Last but not the least to thank are the threesome awesome men of the group- Brian, Alesio and Alan who kept the group in high spirits with witty jokes.  

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  1. Oh I want that chocolate cake so badly, and I'm not even the one getting married, Lol! Seriously, it's so delish. Wish this was a real live shower, then we'd enjoy all the treats! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks sooo yummy, you are way too tempting in both your spaces!

  3. Luv it!!!

  4. When Nelly changed her FB profile picture from the one of her with bananas to the one of her and Brian, she said she'd finally found something she loved more than bananas :)

  5. This is a perfect cake for Nelly, she will love it!

  6. Wowie--dark and sinful! And perfect for Nelly with the bananas in it:) Best bridal shower ever!

  7. wow, what a great end product, love the deep rich color.

  8. Eggless chocolate banana cake? Yum! You're an overachiever--2 contributions to the party? I'm impressed! :)

  9. wow wonderful cake and love the use of banana's perfect for Nelly

  10. I love it! So decadent and festive for Nelly's day! Thanks for hosting this wonderful event for the wonderful Nelly... I came in to the event late and didn't realize it was you who organized it! Amazing job!

  11. love this cake....all your eggless recipes are awesome. happy baking !

  12. I absolutely love this combination. I like the rich dense texture of your cake.

  13. loved it sanjeeta ...if u get a chance pls do visit my blog

  14. First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious.…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…


  15. Yummm!!! Delicious!!! Awesome!!!! I am loving it..