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Monkey business Bundt Cake
2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) corn oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a bundt pan - set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined.
You will notice that the batter is quite thin. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with the Ganache.
Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon (14 gram) unsalted butter
NOTE: FOR THICKER GANACHE USE LESS HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM...
Ganache: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy. Then spread the frosting on top of the cake or pipe ganache rosettes :)
more frosting options:
You can use a Satiny Chocolate Glaze
2 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Corn Syrup
...2 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cup icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Combine water, butter, corn syrup in a saucepan - set over high heat..bring to boil..remove from heat and immediately stir in cocoa. Whisk in icing sugar & vanilla until smooth - cool slightly..Pour satiny glaze over top of cake - allow to drizzle on side...Enjoy..
or with whipped cream:
2 cups Whipped cream (whipped)
1/2 cup Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tbsp Cocoa
Beat cream till slightly thickened, gradually add sugar, vanilla and cocoa..beat until stiff peak form. Decorate ur cake :)
r with condensed milk:
1 can Condensed Milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsps butter
Combine condensed milk, cooca powder and butter in the top of the double broiler and cook until thick...Spread warm mixture over the top of a slightly cooled cake.