I LOVE chocolate cake. I really do. And not the kind with the fudge, and the cream, and mousse or whatever else, but simple, old fashioned and delicious chocolate cake. Made with heart, cocoa, vanilla, good quality flour and a hearty appetite. This is kind of cake recipe I found with Nigella Lawson’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, which I adore.
This cake here, with the banana slices, I created to make a virtue out of a necessity. I had 2 stray bananas left in the fruit basket, and I could not let them rot. So I decided to put this cake together. Something unexpected happened when I put the cake in the oven – the bananas caramelised so lusciously, I couldn’t even notice the reduced sugar content of the cake.
This cake is great with tea, on Sunday evenings when all you need is the hot summer wind, cold tea and cake. Oh, and a good book.