My First Cake

I don’t have much opportunity to step into the kitchen when i have so many good cooks around me and to spare everyone else around me with the agony of having to bear with my less than palatable cooking.

But when I do make something, I try my very best to follow the receipe very closely, despite the high tendencies of deviating from the instructions due to impatience.

I have cooked some meals, baked some cookies and froze some cheesecake but never have i actually baked a cake. And what better occassion to bake it for beebops birthday!

I was meant as a surprise for him and everything was done within the timing that he was out for his usual soccer activities. (read: 3 hours that he was out of the house)

I was searching around for the choice of cake, taking into consideration my amatuerish skill of baking and his liking for bananas, I guess it only led to one cake: ” Banana Chocolate Cake”.

The main ingredients: Banana and chocolate. Duh!

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After the baking, the cake seems to have expanded too much from the center creating a peak in the middle. I’m not sure of the reason why too.

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Slice the cake across the cross section to get three layers of chococake
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Preparing the cream to spread on the individual layers, in chocolate too!
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The texture of the chocolate cream should have been thicker!
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Line the bananas on the layer and repeat with the 2nd layer.
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Place the layers on top of each other, coat the rest of the cake with chocolate fudge and let your creativity take over!

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I can’t help but be a bit pleased with myself for being able to have the final product out, without people chocking and running to the toilet after they take a bite from the cake.

Till I find another occasion to bake again. 🙂

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  1. #1 by Breezy Pink on August 31, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Wow, given the short amt of time, good job! :o)

  2. #2 by Esther Chia on September 3, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    So Sweet! Was yr beehops touched? =)

  3. #3 by Kenny on September 6, 2010 - 1:40 am

    Wow, it looks really nice. Something I would love too! Chocolate and bananas…. yum.

  4. #4 by ~ Everest ~ on October 9, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Breezy pink thanks! 😉

    Esther, to tell u the truth he was more concerned about continuing his board game than cut the cake!!

    Kenny, where have u been?!? Yes u love to eat EVERYTHING!

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