I’m sure with the amount of posts I add to Instagram my followers must think I bake all day everyday and while I really wish that were true and I that I could do this for a living, sadly it’s not. The truth is, I just create recipes that are quick and easy and I try to keep ingredients to a minimum when possible, which is why I can bake a batch of cookies and a cake in less than an hour. I won’t lie to you though, it wouldn’t be possible without my sous chef Kenny; he’s just a whizz in the kitchen and makes my life so much easier ( Kenny). I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to invest in a good, quality, but affordable food processor and I’m so glad that I did because now baking is a breeze.
Now about that cake…
I felt like something decadent and chocolatey last night and I knew as soon as I woke, I would be making the most chocolatey cake I had ever eaten: with banana and peanut butter, because I can’t seem to get enough banana cake lately. For the banana cake to be quadruple chocolate I needed most of the ingredients to be chocolate – duh – and thankfully I had some Reese’s dark chocolate peanut butter hiding unopened in the back of my cupboard and combined with cacao, dark chocolate and chocolate protein powder I had myself a quadruple chocolate, banana and peanut butter cake. While the taste and texture was spot on for me, I was disappointed that the cake didn’t rise into a voluptuous chocolate loaf and this seems to be a common problem with my baking: nothing ever rises. I understand that a cake with protein powder will rise to a point and then deflate like a party balloon – in my experience – when removed from the oven, but this happens even when I don’t use protein powder. Maybe I’m not using enough ingredients? Obviously I’m no Mary Berry, so if anyone knows the answer to this and where I’m going wrong, please feel free to help a girl out and comment below! Diolch Yn Fawr 🙂
- 200g Banana
- 50g Rolled Oats
- 50g Chocolate Protein Powder
- 50g Chocolate Peanut Butter ( I used Reeses)
- 30g Cacao Powder
- 40g Dark Chocolate
- 1 Free Range Egg White
- 1 Free Range Whole Egg
- 100ml Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 2 tbsp Stevia
- Pre-heat your oven to 175c/347F (fan-assisted)
- Add the rolled oats to a food processor and blend until the oats have turned into a powder/flour, now toss in all of the other ingredients ( minus the chocolate) and blend until the batter is smooth.
- Using a knife cut your chocolate into chunks, roll them in a little protein powder and fold them into the cake batter with a spoon.
- Pour the batter into a Teflon loaf tin or line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper, then pop the tin into the oven for 20-25minutes. Stick a knife into the centre of the loaf and if it is clean when removed, the cake is cooked.