The Chocolate Banana Stud cake was a wonderful breather for me after that génoise. It was a pretty easy cake and I love making butter cakes. They feel like they are fool proof. All you do is make a chocolate mixture from water and cocoa, mix it into pureed bananas and a few other things, then add them to the dry ingredients. Put it in the oven for about 40 minutes and out comes a delicious, wonderful smelling chocolate banana cake.
Then to the ganache- 62% chocolate and heavy cream with a little vanilla and kahlua (I had it so i thought that i'd use it). You really can't go wrong with it. It took a few hours for the ganache to set so I made it last night and then completed the cake this morning.
But the best part about this cake is thatI had to get rid of it today. I took a piece to a friend and then had to run some errands. The problem was that I couldn't leave it in the car because it would melt so I ended up walking around town all day with a cake. I went into a make up store to get a few new items and the girls behind the make up counter freaked out. They oohed and aaahed over the cake and so I offered them some. After they put some new make up on me, there was this face product that I really wanted that cost about $150 but of course I was not about to pay that much money. Since I gave them cake, they seriously emptied out half of the bottle (all they had left) and put it in a sample for me "in payment." So it's definitely worth walking around town with a cake.
A lot of people tried it today and I got great reviews! It was really moist and looked cute too. I'm not a huge fan of banana but if you do like banana a lot then this cake is great.
Rose's Heavenly Cakes
Chocolate banana stud cake- page 96
Ganache Studded with Chocolate Chips- page 98