An over-ripe banana, leftover coffee from the morning, complaint from husband : you don't make coffee cake anymore.......,hot oven ready to bake anything(after my home made Pav's), something(that's my DD's voice) telling me all the time, make chocolate cake......... that's how this cake is born. Well it's on the line of marble cake so basically half of the batter is chocolate & half is regular, I'm not calling it white or vanilla as because of banana & coffee the color of regular one was also toward light brown. Very easy to make, no fat used, hardly took me 6-7 minutes to put it together, here's how it goes :
- 1 cup all purpose flour(i use maida)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 med. size over-ripe banana
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar(i'm using little less than usual)
- 1 tblsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tblsp. instant coffee powder
- 1/3 cup prepared coffee(no milk) *
- 1/2 cup home made dahi/buttermilk
- 1/4 cup milk
* Note : As I had some leftover coffee so i used it, instead of that increase the quantity of instant coffee powder according to your taste, how strong you want. And also increase the quantity of milk(liquid).Method :
- Sift first 5 ingredients together.
- In a mixing bowl mash the banana using back side of the fork. Mix sugar to it. Add all the liquids one at a time(any order) & mix them together so that banana is well incorporated into the liquids.
- Now add dry mix to it little bit at a time(for some reasons I always add it in three parts).
- Divide the batter into two equal parts.
- Add cocoa powder to one part mix it & if needed add a spoon or two of milk/water to bring it to cake batter consistency.
- Pour any one batter into the greased & floured cake tin. Once settled now add other batter in the centre & using your finger/small spoon swirl the mixture little bit.
- Bake at 350 degree F pre-heated oven for around 20-22 minutes. Cake tin I use is around 8 inches, the measurements are for small cake. If you increase or decrease the quantity oven timings will also change.
Enjoy it with some fresh whip cream on top. Sorry no pics from inside, once the cake was done, we were so busy eating it, that didn't get a chance to take more pics. I'm sending this cake to Sara for her blog anniversary event Cakes n Cookies and also to Radhika & sudeshna's Food for 7 stages of life : In love with Detectable desserts, pastries & Ice-cream event.