Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cake

Remember this book by Nutriplus; Think Out Of The Shell ? It has a whole lot of recipes by different chefs. Different style and different technique. So my aim is to make 1 recipe from each chef. Of course, no time frame is inducted into this challenge, unlike Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays.

So one of the very first recipes that caught my eye was FatBoyBakes’ Peanut Butter Banana Cake. Luscious layers of cream, chocolate, peanut butter and banana. It’s as comforting as a lasagne, only sweeter.



“Fatboybakes is an accidental baker. A civil engineer by training, he found that mixing batter was not much different from mixing concrete, but far more therapeutic.”

Well I’m not so far off, I did architecture for a while before enrolling into Le Cordon Bleu. Conceptualizing, designing, planning, construction.. I guess it works the same too, only with butter, eggs and sugar instead of sand, cement, and steel.

When I saw the picture, I knew I wanted to make it, whether there’s an occasion for it or not. How wrong can you got with peanut butter, chocolate and banana right ??? Now with bonus, cream 🙂

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe 
(slightly adapted from Nutriplus’s Think Out of the Shell”)

1 packet Oreo biscuits
30g melted butter
200g Chunky Peanut Butter
400g Whipping Cream
4-5 ripe bananas

Chocolate Sponge cake
125g Chocolate Sponge Cake mix
2 eggs
25ml water
25ml oil


Ganache
150g Dark Chocolate Ganache
150ml Cream

Method
1. Prepare chocolate sponge cake. Whisk cake mix and eggs in a mixer till ribbon stage on high speed. Gradually reduce speed and stream in water, followed by oil. Pour into 8″ pan and bake at 180 C for 10-15 minutes or so.
2. Once baked, remove from oven and let it cool.
3. Grind oreo biscuits together with the filling in a food processor. Add melted butter and mix well.
4. Press mixture in the bottom of a 8″ cake ring, or a removable base pan.
5. Place peanut butter in the mixer, whisk to break up a bit. Add in 200g whipping cream and whisk till the mixture is light, fluffy but firm. Pour onto the Oreo base.

6. Whip the remaining 200g of cream till medium peak. Spread a thin layer, then layer with bananas, then a layer of cream, lastly bananas. Leave a small amount of whipped cream.
7. Lay the chocolate sponge ontop. Press lightly. Spread a thin layer of cream and refrigerate while you prepare the ganache.
8. To make ganache, bring cream to almost boiling stage, then pour over chopped dark chocolate. Sit for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate mixture with a spatula till everything is combined. Let it cool and pour ganache on top of cream. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Oreo + peanut butter + cream + bananas + Chocolate = Bliss

cheers

14 Comments

14 Comments on Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cake

  1. So, we don't need to get the book for the recipes, thanks!!!!
    😉

    This cake looks really good!! Aiyor.. those layers of different stuff.
    One more thing, very recently your pics look much better.

  2. Swee San says:

    but there's so much more interesting recipes in the book.. i'm obviously not going to make all of it 😛 … oh thanks, constant practice I guess 😛

  3. Quinn says:

    Haha Swee San, don't worry, I will not feel unhappy about you posting the recipe despite me buying the book. My whole point is to try support you by buying the book! Thanks again, I'll get my sis to bank in to you ASAP. The last two shots are amazing. What camera are you using?

  4. Swee San says:

    Quinn, thanks love u lots !! Trust me there are alot of more amazing recipes in the book to try 😉 I'm using Canon S90 🙂

  5. ovenhaven says:

    Oh wow, that's a triple threat right there;– peanut butter, chocolate and banana! Gorgeous photography 🙂

  6. Mandy says:

    the last picture is so tempting! If only I was the one holding the folk and eating the piece of cake. :p really nice shot.

  7. linda says:

    This cakes looks deelicious. I love every single layer, everything just seems to go so well together. Yum

  8. Glo-w~* says:

    *swoons* i think i've found love ^^

  9. youfei says:

    Simple yet delectable treat! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. I am sold! It's a good strategy to post some of the recipes online to get people "craving" for more. 😉 Lovely cake, think I will make this, since I'm a choco-peanut lover. 😉 Thanks for sharing this.

  11. fatboybakes says:

    hahah, ryan told me that you made it… so hor, nice or not?? gorgeous pics. i so honored.

  12. Swee San says:

    FBB : nice lar !!!! I wanna try to make it with durian filling instead of PB next time..

  13. whisk-kid says:

    Wow!! This looks amazing! Great photos 🙂

  14. Patty says:

    Awesome cake Swee San! Looking forward to more treats from the cookbook. 🙂

  15. Mary says:

    OMG! I need to bake this asap!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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