Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday: Banana chocolate cake topped with candied walnuts

Happy Fat Tuesday to everyone! For Lent this year I am not having any type of sweets during the week days (I understand my limitations). So today I thought well perhaps I should make something to mark the occasion! I have never made banana cake before so I got that off in the oven...then started to make vanilla frosting and thought...hmmm yea chocolate would be better. When that was finished I thought well the nuts really would be better if they were molasses! I just kind of kept on going and well-- it turned out great!

5 Bananas
2 cups of pureed white beans (about 1 can)
2/3 cup Corn starch
4 tablespoons of Stevia
2 teaspoons of Baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Peel bananas and place in bowl. Microwave bananas until soft and mash them as smooth as possible. Puree beans and measure out 1 cup. Mix bananas and beans together then add corn starch. Add stevia and baking soda and mix well. Line two loaf pans with parchment or tin foil and grease. Pour half of the mixture in each pan and bake on 350 for about 45 minutes. Let cool (I even placed mine in the freezer for a bit to cool).

1 cup of Greek yogurt
4 tablespoons of Honey
2 tablespoons Stevia
4 tablespoons Coco powder

Add all ingredients together and mix well. Leave the frosting in the fridge until cake cools.

1 1/2 cup of Chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons Unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup Molasses

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and mix on medium heat. Make sure nuts and coconut are covered in molasses. Cook until molasses simmers, turn off heat and let cool.

When cake is cooled remove from pans and carefully place cakes first piece of cake on plate. Cover first piece of cake with frosting and cover top of cake with nuts.

Take second piece of cake and coat the bottom of it with frosting and place on top of piece of cake #2. Repeat the frosting the entire second cake and top with nuts. Viola! Happy Fat Tuesday!