Aug 1, 2014

Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Sauce

You guys cracked me up with the requests for the recipes from our beach meals.

Year before last, I posted everything we cooked, I think. Last year, I didn't post any of them, because I didn't think anyone cared. This year before we even left for the trip, I had a few emails and several tweets from people saying, "PLEASE POST THE RECIPES WHEN YOU GET BACK."

So now I'm clear on that ... you guys want the recipes. Okey-dokey.

I'll take it meal by meal, and I'll give you some posts in between so it's not all recipe posts for a whole week. How's that?

Heather cooked a pork tenderloin, green beans and yeast rolls, and dessert was Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Sauce. Internet, you ought to just go ahead and add the ingredients for this dish to your grocery list right now, because DE-LISH.

Am I a professional food blogger? NO I AM NOT. So this is the picture you get. That I took with my phone. So sorry. You almost didn't get one at all, because this was in my tummy before you could say "Grass Stains."

Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Sauce

cake ingredients

1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed bananas
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sour cream
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini chocolate chips

Mix butter, sugar and sour cream. Add eggs, bananas and chocolate chips, and mix well. Mix in flour and baking powder. Put baking soda in 1/4 c. of water to dissolve. Combine mixtures. Add vanilla. Pour into round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. (Spoon warm chocolate sauce over the top to serve.)

chocolate sauce ingredients

2 c. brown sugar
1/2 lb. butter
4 T. milk
4 T. cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix brown sugar, butter, milk and cocoa well in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil for about 90 seconds. Remove from heat, then add 1/4 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well. Spoon warm chocolate sauce over the top of the cake to serve.

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