Banana Chocolate And Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
Here is a Banana, Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cake is a mix of the predictable and classic flavours of banana and chocolate, but with an unexpected aromatic crunch of poppy seeds. Serve it for a tea time snack or when you have a party at home.
Banana, Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cake is a mix of the predictable and classic flavours of banana and chocolate, but with an unexpected aromatic crunch of poppy seeds. It is perfect teatime bake and a school snack box recipe idea. Poppy seeds are an excellent source of B-complex vitamins and contain healthy levels of essential minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium. Also rich in antioxidants and dietary fibre, poppy seeds generously sprinkled into this cake batter, makes the cake crunchy with nutty flavor, as well as adds a little extra health to your treat.
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- 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 1/3 cup Oil
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk , (or substitute with 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature + ¼ teaspoon vinegar)
- 1 Whole Egg
- 4 tablespoons Poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoon Chocolate chips , (optional)
How to make Banana Chocolate And Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
Make the buttermilk by combining milk and vinegar, stir and set aside. Once the milk curdles buttermilk is ready. Set aside till required.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa. Whisk lightly till evenly mixed. Set aside.
In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork, break the egg into it and beat together with the fork till creamy for 1 - 2 minutes. Next, add the vegetable oil, buttermilk and whisk it all together till smooth.
Add the wet ingredients mixture into the flour, and gently fold together with a spatula, until it is smooth and forms a batter-like consistency.
Add the poppy seeds (and chocolate chips, if using) in the batter and combine till evenly distributed into the batter. Pour Banana Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cake batter into the greased tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean.
Once baked, remove from the oven and cool in a wire rack for few minutes, before slicing.
Serve Banana, Chocolate and Poppy Seed Cake warm or at room temperature with a cup of coffee or tea.