Wednesday, 25 December 2013

I was waiting for a right choice to post this recipe, as I always love the banana bread, this is another version of it but we mix some chocolate here. As today being Christmas, I thought of making a cake which doesn’t need a beater or electric mixer as anyone can make it, as it involves just the mixing and its purely optional for you. And for the very first time at Minu’s kitchen I am posting a cake with a fondant. I always have wondered on some of the Christmas cakes how they make such a perfect fondant, with some funky stuff on it. One of my experimental fondants I have done after a very long time is this. When I say fondant, you can prepare it in many types or you can get it as readymade in many grocery stores in the baking area, but its little expensive; instead you could prepare it at home as it is very simple and easy to make. The variety is the Marshmallow fondant; you can buy these marsh mallows at any grocery stores. They are little cute spongy isn’t it! :) .


Making a fondant is similar how you make dough for any snacks, the consistency should be correct else you cannot work with it. After you make it, you can mix it with any desired food color however make sure to use a branded food color to taste better and gives you a great look as well. I used the Americolor which are really rich and nice. Look at the snowman it’s very easy to make with the fondant and you can make it to any form and use to the cake. It was real fun to play with that but it takes time if you are doing it for the first time.

I did some frosting as well for the cake as part of decorating the cake however everything is optional and your choice, as if you need just the cake or the cake with fondant / frosting or both. The same colors I used for the icing as well. After you make it just put it inside the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to get that consistency, also an important factor while you make fondant cakes is, always choose cakes which is easy and simple as it may take much time to decorate, in that case the chocolate banana cake is the best choice…and that will be the best Christmas cake. I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas

To Make Marshmallow Fondant:
  • Marshmallows- 1 Lbs
  • Powdered Sugar- 2 Lbs
  • Water- 2 Tspn

  • Sprinkle the water to the marsh mallows and heat it in microwave for 1 minute, at this time all the marshmallows will dissolve, stir continues with a rubber spatula without any lumps in it.
  • Add the powdered sugar and kneed with hand until the dough is formed.
  • After its done wrap with a cover or in a Ziploc and store it in refrigerator.

For the Rich Creamy Frosting (If you wish to make):


  • Butter at room temperature- ¾ Cup
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 Tspn
  • Icing Sugar- 2 Cups


  • Beat the butter and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar and beat again at high speed. If icing is too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time, to desired consistency.
  • Makes 2 1/2 cups

To Make the Chocolate Banana Cake:

Initial Requirements:

  • Temperature:350 Degrees F(177 Degree C)
  • Time:35- 40 Minutes
  • Pan Used: A 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pan
  • All-purpose flour- 2 Cups
  • Sugar- 2 1/2 cups
  • Cocoa powder or melted Choco chips- 1 Cup
  • Baking Powder- 2 Tspn
  • Baking soda- 2 Tspn
  • Mashed Bananas (Ripe)- 1 ¼ Cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 Tspn
  • Warm water- 1 ¼ Cup
  • Milk- 1 Cup
  • Any Oil- 1 Cup
  • Salt- ¼ Tspn


  • In a bowl, sift the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs on high speed for about 1 minute and add the mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract and beat again for about a minute(beating is purely optional, you can just stir or whisk if you don’t have a beater/electric mixer)
  • Now add the sifted flour to the egg mixture and combine well with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter to the cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted at the middle comes out clean.

To decorate the cake:

  • Make a sheet out of the fondant by a rolling pin and spread that to cover the cake.
  • You could use the remaining fondant to form as any shape and affix to the cake.
  • With the frosting made you could decorate it at the bottom of the cake like the way I did.



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