Chocolate banana cake

Who doesn’t know the choco-banana cake? Or at least heard of it? This thing is the absolute best and has a half life of about two days. In a 4 member family. Some finish it up in only one day. Those people are usually found in the super size department.

Okay, so what do we need for that explosion of tastes? First of all shortcrust, consisting of those ingredients:

  • 200 g of wheat
  • 65 g of powdered sugar
  • 100 g of butter
  • one big egg (no ostrich egg!)
  • some legumes

For the holy cream we’ll need:

  • one cup of cream
  • 250 g of cream cheese
  • 250 g of curd
  • two egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/8 l of milk (I once added a shot of rum. That’s my little secret)

And then there’s the fittings. Without that we don’t have a cake but just a bunch of… well, stuff. Okay, we need

  • 2-3 bananas (it’s kinda getting lame, I know)
  • half a pack of chocolate hearts and
  • half a squeezed lemon

All of the ingredients (except for the legumes) for the shortcrust are punched together, then put away to cool for half an hour. In the meantime, turn on the oven to about 200°C. Forget the old ways of burning your stuff with wood, spirit or fuel oil. Just heat up the oven.

Roll out the dough and put it into the cake pan, spread the legumes on it and put it in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the yolk, sugar and milk in a pot until the sauce thickens. Add the cream to the cream cheese and the curd. Whip the cream and add it as well. Now spread the cream on the cool dough (after you’ve removed the legumes) and cool for another couple hours.

chocolate banana cakeCut the bananas in slices and pour some of the lemon juice over them. Then spread the slices and the chocolate hearts over the cake. Uniform, not uniform, we don’t care, just put them there.

With a little bit of luck your work looks at least remotely like what you see on the picture and is at least not poisoning. Don’t forget the bib, we still have to take that family picture.

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