The ChocoBanOr Scaramouche Cake ( Aka The one bowl Chocolate Banana and Orange cake 🙃 )

I might as well tell you upfront and save you from guessing that I am still reeling from having watched the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

This recipe is the “Queen” of cakes.. moist and tender. I love how the flavour of cocoa is balanced with the subtle tropical flavours of banana and orange. And I love the fact that Freddie Mercury endorses the story line of my life “ if it’s planned.. it’s boring.”🤔🤪

Happy Baking ♥️

Ingredients :

Dry Ingredients :

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar

Wet ingredients :

1 tbsp Orange zest

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup mashed over ripe bananas

2 tsp granulated coffee mixed in 3/4 cup water and cooled

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flavourless oil

2 tbsp pulpy orange juice

Method :

Preheat oven to 175 C.

Take a large bowl and sieve together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar. Stir. Make a well in the center and add in the remaining ingredients. Fold in. Batter will be runny. Pour into a prepared 12 inch cake tin (greased with butter and dusted with cocoa powder).

Bake for 30-35 mins until done or an inserted skewer in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Serve warm.

Add a pinch of love ♥️:

Add a tsp or two (hic) of orange liqueur into the batter.

Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce and some toasted nuts to the warm cake for added oomph.

You can serve it as dessert too, by adding a dollop of ice cream to the warm cake with chocolate sauce and praline.