Monday, October 26, 2015

Banana Chocolate chip Cake

This recipe got rave reviews from Jenna's coworkers.  I made this after Jenna brought home some over ripe bananas from work.  Will make this again, for sure!
Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake

1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided or 3/4 c choc chips dusted in flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/3 cups mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1-1/2 cups flour
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 tsp. baking soda
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. milk

Heat oven to 350ºF.

Chop 3 oz. chocolate.Beth put the chocolate in a food processor and pulsed until it was chopped fine. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add bananas and sour cream; mix well. Mix flour, dry pudding mix and baking soda. Add to banana mixture; beat until blended. Stir in chopped chocolate; pour into 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 45 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min. Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely. Transfer to plate.

Microwave remaining chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until melted when stirred. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add powdered sugar; mix well. Stir in milk. Drizzle over cake.

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