People Are Going Wild For This Caramilk Banana Bread Cake Recipe
People have been understandably grabbing Caramilk chocolate blocks from supermarket shelves at a remarkable rate since they returned a few months ago.
Well, we're here to tell you that Dole New Zealand has released a beautiful recipe for a Caramilk banana bread cake, and even just looking at it is making us salivate.
If you want to make this at home and delight anyone you deem worthy of a slice, here's what you'll need to do.
The ingredients you'll need for the cake are:
- 250g butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup golden caster sugar
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 ripe Dole bananas, large, peeled and mashed
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup hot milk
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ block of Cadbury Caramilk, broken into squares
For the Caramilk Ganache, you'll need:
- 1 block (190g) Cadbury Caramilk
- 200g cream
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For the Vanilla Buttercream icing:
- 100g butter, room temperature
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
Now onto the method into bringing this bad boy to life.
- Preheat oven to 180°C bake. Line two medium (22cm diameter) cake tins with baking paper.
- Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and Dole bananas.
- Dissolve baking soda in hot milk, add to mixture and stir to combine.
- Sift in flour and baking powder and fold gently into mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Spoon mixture into prepared tins and smooth tops. Gently press squares of Caramilk chocolate into the cake batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean and the top is golden and springy to the touch. Allow to cool in tins and then turn out.
- While the cakes are cooling, prepare the Caramilk ganache. In a bain marie, gently heat the cream over a low heat until small bubbles begin to appear.
- Remove the cream from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir gently until the chocolate is almost fully melted. Use a whisk to combine the two until the ganache becomes glossy. Cool in the refrigerator and stir occasionally It will gradually thicken over time - it can take around two hours to get to the desired texture. Any remaining ganache can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- When the ganache is cool, prepare the vanilla buttercream. In a medium bowl, cream butter with icing sugar, adding ½ cup at a time. Add in vanilla and milk and beat with an electric beater until well smooth and fluffy. You may need to add more milk to reach desired consistency.
- Once the cake is cool and the Caramilk ganache thick enough to hold its shape, spread the ganache on the top of one cake, gently place the second on top and ice with Vanilla Buttercream Icing as desired.
- Drizzle the remaining ganache over the iced cake, and gently arrange chopped / whole pieces of Caramilk on top.
- Store in a sealed container in a cool place for 2-3 days (although it won't last that long!)
There you have it. If you've been dying to perfect your baking skills while you were in isolation, this could be the perfect thing to add to your repertoire.
Featured Image Credit: Dole
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