25 April 2011

Chocolate-Bottom Banana Squares

Saw it on Cook.Bake.Love's website then 鲸鱼's website. If you love the combination of chocolate and bananas, this recipe is a sure keeper. Thanks Angel for sharing this beautiful recipe. When I grabbed one piece of the cake, the chocolate chips on top melted and sticked on my fingers ... it was fingers licking good :D My cake sat in the oven for 45 mins. the surface still doesn't browning, then I gave up, that's with a yellowish surface.

Recipe adapted from Cook.Bake.Love and 鲸鱼

60g castor sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
80g vegetable oil
220g bananas, mashed with a fork
35g milk
1 tsp rum (replaced with banana essence)
125g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda(omitted)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Some chocolate chips (about 1 cup)

1) Beat (A) till light and creamy.
2) Add (B) and combine.
3) Sieve in (C), mix till just incorporated. Stop once there is no traces of flour remain.
4) Divide the batter into half. Sieve in cocoa powder to one portion of the batter and mix well. Add the cocoa batter to a greased and lined square pan (I used 6” round pan)
5) Add the remaining plain batter on top of the cocoa batter. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips (be generous).
6) Bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 30 mins (45 mins) or until a skewer inserted in the centre and come out clean. Cool and cut into squares to serve.


  1. I juz went to 鲸鱼's blog & saw this as well~ both yours & hers look really good ;)

  2. Oh, gosh, I bet the bananas make this super moist! And those chocolate chips on top are gorgeous! Wonderful squares :)

  3. You must like chocolate a lot because I see disproportionate banana vs chocolate layer ;p I like the chocolate chip addition on top! Makes the cake look like it has polka dots!

  4. Another beautiful banana squares... later die die must go and grab some banana from ntuc ^_^

  5. >>Cathy, 鲸鱼's one looks prettier :) I really like her photos and cakes.

    >>Lizzy, is easy to get bananas in Asia. At my home the extra one always go into cakes :)

    >>Janine, good spot!! yes, I purposely makes it uneven portions just to have more chocolate ...hehehe

    >>neyeeloh, hahaha, go go go!!

  6. 哟,这么快哦,好厉害哪,我的都吃完了....现在继续吃你的:)

  7. This is a perfect dessert for banana and chocolate lovers! You did well in decoration with dots of chocolates on top.

  8. >>鲸鱼,家里的香蕉以到了不可再留的第步了,只有快快弄蛋糕 :)谢谢你的recipe!

    >>Veron, thanks for the compliment!

  9. hi tze, even though the surface is not as brown as you were expecting but the pale still look very beautiful here, very moist looking and teemmpting toooo!

  10. looks delicious and i love the chocolate chips studded effect. makes the squares look so pretty!

  11. I just saw it at 鲸鱼 and now yours!! You are really fast!! :)

  12. This looks good! Melting choc sounds really great! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

  13. Hiya Ah Tze... your banana squares looks ...oooh yummy :D
    its been awhile since I have banana cake... bananas are too pricey at the moment due to flood and typhoon... will have to wait *sigh*

  14. Mmm...looks very delicious. Can I have a slice please :)

  15. >>Lena, Jean, Hanushi, Joyce, Ann, thank you! So sad to have a yellowish top cake ya :(

    >>Lisa, so sorry to know that banana is pricey at your place. Hope the flood and typhoon at your place will go away soon!


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