Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chunky Monkey Cake

You know "chunky monkey" can only mean 2 things. CHOCOLATE and BANANA.  I know, there are a few other things in the famous ice cream, but for me, just the chocolate and just the banana please.  Combine it into a moist cake and I am goin' down kids.  DOWN!

I wanted this to be bars.  I turned out cake.  I mean, it COULD be classified as bars.  You just should eat it with a fork, BUT, you don't have to.   I think I like it this way.  I know I like it this way or I wouldn't have posted it for you.  (can you tell I am beyond tired?)

Anyway, if you follow me on Facebook or if Facebook actually shows my posts to you, you will see what I did with these last night.  HA!  I packed a container full to send to work with my hubby, only I planted a fake rubbery, looks like it was cut off finger into the container.  These are the things I do that just make me chuckle to myself.  They found it and I got an email back saying, "it's ON like donkey kong".  He will never shake me.  I will always be the better prankster.  Always. 

Here is the recipe, it is easy and quick and boy is it delectable!

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 very ripe bananas (if not ripened and mushy, microwave for a couple of minutes to soften)
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups milk chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine butter, and sugar until mixed completely.  Add eggs, one at a time until completely mixed in.  Now if your bananas are soft, through them right in and if you are using a stand mixer or hand mixer they will just break up on their own.  Even if you are hand mixing you should be fine.  Now toss in the rest of the ingredients, salt, baking soda, flour, vanilla, and then chocolate chips.  Don't over mix!  Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.  When a toothpick comes out clean, it is done!  Let cool completely and then drizzle with icing.  (recipe below)

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp. milk

Mix together until combined and drizzle over cooled cake.

Your "chunky monkey lovin'" Chefwannabe

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried thes just yet,....have to go get some bananas.....and I think I will just throw in a handful of pecans (because I got 5 lbs of themfor Christmas).... Can't wait!!!!!