Sunday, October 14, 2012

Killer Banana Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze

This is better than my stand by banana bread recipe, but so much healthier. The regular flour is swapped for whole grain spelt, there are more bananas, there is 90ml of natural syrup vs. 187.5 ml of sugar in my regular recipe, and 90 ml of fat vs. 125 ml . You've got to try it.

Killer Banana Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze adapted from this recipe at My New Roots

1/4 C Milk ( I used flaxseed milk)
6 Tbsp butter melted
6 Tbsp maple syrup ( the real stuff!)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 C mashed bananas ( I used 5)
2 C spelt flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C walnuts ( optional - I didn't use them)

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Grease and flour a 9 inch spring form cake pan
3. Mix together the milk, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and bananas
4. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
5. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix by hand until it is just combined.
6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in oven for about 60 minutes. Toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.

Rich Chocolate Glaze

1 C milk ( I used flaxseed again)
200 g of high quality dark chocolate ( I used 85%)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch salt

1. Put milk and chocolate in a sauce pan and warm slowly while stirring continuously until chocolate is melted.

2. Stir in the vanilla extract and salt, and pour the glaze over the cake immediately. Let set. (As you can see from the pictures, we couldn't wait to try it and cut the cake while the chocolate was still warm and melty. 

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