August 3, 2008

Do You Banana, Take Chocolate...


This weeks' TWD was a match made in heaven. I mean chocolate and banana, in cake form? I can't think of a more delicious combination! I couldn't wait to try my hand at Dorie's Black and White Banana Loaf. I decided to make 2 mini loaves and a mini round so I could test out different marbling techniques.


I tried the original recipe's method with one of the loaves, and the layering method with the other. For the round, I tried the method my mom had always used to make marble cake-
filling the pan with the plain batter and then dropping in spoonfuls of the chocolate. All 3 were equally delicious however, the original recipe's method yielding the most marbling throughout. I love experiments when they involve cake!

14 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Looks great! I love the idea of making multiple loaves (rounds) and trying different marbling techniques.

melly~ said...

how fun!
where do you get those great paper loaf "pans".??

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Very nice!

Rigby said...

Your cakes look beautiful! And what a neat idea to make three minis to try the marbling techniques out! :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

Thanks for the info on the marbling experiment. You really can't go wrong with any of the results.

n.o.e said...

Oooh, a comparison - how fun! Your loaves look great (and I bet they tasted good also)

Nancy

melly~ said...

omg there's a Sur La Table 10 miles from my house! I'm so gonna get in trouble!! :) Thanks for the tip!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Beautiful! I love the round cake.

Christine said...

Love your title! Looks great!

SiHaN said...

i like the round ones! hehe. Like some sort of giant muffin! Great work on those and I"m glad you enjoyed them.

Engineer Baker said...

Love the title, and good idea to try different marbling techniques!

Natalie said...

Add me to the group coveting your pans! Your loaves look fantastic!

Pamela said...

I love those little pans, too. Nice job trying out all of those techniques.

Roni said...

Oh, good idea! I love that you tried different marbling techniques. They look awesome!