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Banana Split Cake with Surprise Chocolate and Banana Frosting

Imagine a banana cake recipe with chocolate and banana filling inside, which will definitely  fill your mouth with a delightful combination of banana and chocolate flavors. For your next family dinner, use this banana spilt cake recipe filled with chocolate and banana frosting to surprise the guests.

Items needed for the cake:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – 1 cup
  • Cake flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Soft and unsalted butter – 15 teaspoons
  • Eggs – 4 large
  • Sour cream – ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Colorful sprinkles – 1 packet for garnishing

To prepare the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a deep bowl, take the butter and sugar and whisk them using a blender (at medium speed) until you get a fluffy mix.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, and whisk well after each addition until the sugar dissolves and the butter is well combined with the eggs.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder).
  • Add the dry ingredients in the egg-butter mix using a tablespoon. Whisk well after each addition.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and sour cream to the mix and combine well using a wooden ladle.
  • Pour the batter into a 9-inch greased baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • While the cake is being baked you can start making the banana frosting and chocolate frosting.

Items needed for banana frosting:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – ½ cup
  • Butter – 2 ¾ cups
  • Egg whites of 5 large eggs
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Yellow food coloring – 5-8 drops

To prepare the banana frosting:

In a double boiler, mix the egg whites and sugar and whisk them a little until the sugar dissolves.

  • Remove from the boiler and whisk the mix until it doubles in volume.
  • To this, add the softened butter and whisk some more until the mix becomes smooth.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. You can use banana essence in place of vanilla if you wish.
  • Combine all the ingredients well.
  • Add 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring and see if it gets the ‘banana’ color. You can add more coloring if you want the frosting to be more yellow.
  • Frosting can be made a few days in advance and stored in the fridge. However, make sure that you bring it to room temperature before using.

Items needed for chocolate frosting:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 cup
  • Sweet caramel sauce – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Confectioner’s sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

To prepare the chocolate frosting:

Mix the chocolate chips, caramel sauce, butter and sugar in a bowl and heat the mix on a low heat.

  • Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the chocolate frosting is ready to be used.

Assembling the cake:

  • Let the cake cool to room temperature before assembling.
  • Cut three horizontal layers out of the cake.
  • Place the bottom layer on the serving palate and apply banana frosting over it.
  • Place the middle layer on top of it and apply chocolate frosting over it.
  • Place the top layer and press slightly.
  • Use the rest of the banana frosting to cover all the sides of the cake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.
  • Let the cake set in the refrigerator before cutting into slices to serve.


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Simple and Tasty Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

There is a myth that a homemade carrot cake recipe must be difficult to make, which is why many people choose to get their carrot cakes from the store. Not only is that unnecessary, it simply isn’t true—and this homemade carrot cake recipe will prove it. This is a simple-to-make cake recipe that delivers delicious results. If you have tried to make a carrot cake at home before and it did not turn out quite right, or if you haven’t had the courage to give it a try yet, now is the perfect time with this delicious yet simple cake recipe for carrot cake at home. As you can see, it uses very common household ingredients and you can have it ready in under 1 hour!

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs

Here are the preparation instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a medium glass mixing bowl to combine the sugar and vegetable oil. Next, beat in one egg at a time and add the vanilla.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients.
  4. Next, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix in the carrots.
  5. Pour this mixture into a lightly-greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until you can poke it with a toothpick and the toothpick comes out clean. That is the standard, universal test for telling if a cake recipe is finished baking yet or not.

There you have it! Enjoy your fantastic homemade carrot cake recipe and don’t forget to share some with your friends. Keep an extra copy of this cake recipe as well—you’ll certainly be sharing it! Since it only took about an hour, what are you going to do with all of your extra time?


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Delicious Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipes

‘A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate.’ Chocolate has long been considered the king of all comfort foods. A piece of delicious homemade chocolate cake recipe is all you need to forget all your worries. Here are some simple and delicious homemade chocolate cake recipes that you can prepare under an hour’s time and enjoy with your family.

1. Simple chocolate cake


– 3/4 cup of shortening
– 1 1/2 cups of sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup of milk
– 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
– 2 teaspoons of baking soda
– 2 cups of refined flour
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
– 1 cup of boiling water


– Beat the eggs, sugar and shortening in a mixing bowl until the eggs are fluffy.
– Add the vanilla essence and milk and whip some more to incorporate some air in the mix.
– Now add the dry ingredients (flour and cocoa powder) in the mix and use a blender to mix them well (no lumps).
– Now add the baking soda and fold the ingredients together.
– Add the boiling water in last and pour the batter in a greased baking pan.
– Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 30-35 minutes.
– Cool and cut in slices to serve.

2. Homemade coffee chocolate cake


– 2 cups of flour
– 1 1/2 cups of refined sugar
– 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 cup of cold brewed coffee
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
– 1 cup of mayonnaise


– Take the mayonnaise in a deep bowl and add the sugar to it.
– Use an electric blender to whip the mayonnaise and sugar.
– Add the cold coffee to the mix and blend well.
– Now add the vanilla essence and mix all the wet ingredients into a frothy mix.
– In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, one spoon at a time, and blend well using an electric blender.
– Pour the batter in a greased baking pan.
– Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 30 minutes.
– Cool on a wire rack and cut in slices to serve.

Note: This recipe does not use egg but if you want to, you can replace the mayonnaise with 1 egg and 1/2 cup of fresh cream.

Both chocolate cake recipes can be enjoyed warm as well as cold.

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Simple Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

The recent eating trends have shown that more and more people are turning towards vegan food. Vegan foods taste different from normal food but are quite easy to prepare just like this carrot cake recipe. All you have to keep in mind is that the vegan diet does not include any dairy or any other animal products. Here is a simple vegan carrot cake recipe that is very nutritious, filling and makes a wonderful dessert or evening snack.


  • 3 cups of peeled and grated red carrots
  • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder (use fresh powder for better taste)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 cup of cut raisins
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (preheating ensures even cooking).
  2. Use a spoon or ladle to mix the ingredients of the cake and avoid using an electric   blender.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, raisins and walnuts together in a deep bowl.
  4. Add the grated carrots and oil to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Now add the orange juice and sugar and mix the ingredients well. Grated carrot tends to stick in the form of lumps; therefore, be careful when mixing.
  6. Grease a baking pan and spray the insides using a cooking spray.
  7. Pour the prepared batter in a baking pan.
  8. Bake the cake in the oven for 45 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool completely before serving.

The perfect accompaniment to the carrot cake is traditional cream cheese frosting. Here is a vegan cream cheese frosting recipe that you can prepare at home:


  • 1/4 cup of soy cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of vegan margarine
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


  1.  Beat the margarine and cream cheese together.
  2. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat using an electric blender until you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Pour the mix in a piping bag and pipe the frosting over the cooled carrot cake.
  4. You can also cut the cake horizontally, spread the frosting on the bottom layer, press the second layer on top and add another layer of frosting.
  5. Let the cake cool in the fridge before cutting in slices to serve.
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A Red Velvet Bundt Cake Recipe to Remember

This is not your usual bundt cake recipe. This is a red velvet bundt cake recipe, which puts a tasty twist on the classic bundt cake recipe made in a round bundt baking pan. If you don’t have a bundt pan, don’t worry about it – you can make this red velvet cake recipe in a regular baking pan or even make it into cupcakes. If you don’t have a lot of experience making cakes, don’t worry about that either – simply follow these easy directions and you’ll be amazed at how easy it was.

Here’s what you will need:

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

3/4 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon red food coloring

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil

Here are the directions:

1) Firstly, preheat your oven to 350F. Next, lightly grease and flour your bundt pan.

2) In a mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, buttermilk, vinegar, food coloring and vanilla. Mix together with a beater until everything is combined.

3) In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa powder. Now, combine both bowls and mix until smooth.

4) Pour your cake batter into the bundt pan and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Once you can poke the cake with a toothpick and it comes out clean, the cake is done baking.

5) Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before removing the cake from the bundt pan. If you want to add your favorite icing on top, now is the time!

About an hour later, this delicious red velvet bundt cake recipe will transform into a cake that is sure to delight even the pickiest of cake-eaters, no matter what the occasion is!


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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe For Your Childs 1st Birthday Cake Recipes

1st birthdays are truly special for families and preparing a cake from scratch makes it even more special. Chocolate cakes are the most popular with kids of all ages. Not surprisingly chocolate cake recipe‘s are still a favourite with most adults as well. As far as 1st birthday cake recipes are concerned this homemade chocolate cake recipes should tick all the boxes.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 ½ cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 x 3/4th cup of all-purpose flour (you can use cake flour too but then skip the baking powder).
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon of Baking powder

To prepare:

  • Dissolve the cocoa powder in boiling water and set is aside to cool at room temperature. Make sure there are no lumps in it.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 C or 350 F
  • Sieve the flour and add baking powder to it. Keep aside.
  • Blend butter and sugar together until you get a smooth texture.
  • Add the eggs one by one and beat at a medium speed and you will get a slightly frothy mixture.
  • Add the flour mix spoon by spoon and keep mixing.
  • Once the flour is mixed well add the cocoa powder and water mix.
  • Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Grease three 9-inch baking pans and pour the mixture equally into the three cans.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack before icing

What you will need to prepare the icing

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 packet
  • Half and half cream -1/2 cup
  • Unsalted butter ¾  cup
  • Icing sugar 2 ½ cup (you can use normal powdered sugar too but icing sugar sets well).
  • Mixed fruit jam – 3 large tablespoon
  • Piping bag-1

To prepare

  • On a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and unsalted butter to get a glossy mix.
  • Add the cream and mix well while the mix is still hot.
  • When the mix cools stir in the icing sugar. It will dissolve quickly.
  • Do not beat the mixture too much otherwise, the cream will separate and give it a bitter taste.
  • Slice each cake in the middle, spread the frosting on each layer, and join them.
  • Let the cake cool in the fridge to set the icing.
  • Fill the piping bag with the jam and pipe it over the cake on the borders or you can make a design and even some cartoons.
  • Use some chocolate wafers to stick on the cake for decorations.
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