Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Peanut Butter Banana Cake With Whipped Ganache

Moist and dense banana cake is filled and frosted with peanut butter buttercream and decorated with whipped chocolate ganache making this Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Whipped Ganache a seriously delicious indulgence. 

Ingredients :
  • 3 cups plain flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup bananas, mashed (about 4 medium banana)
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Peanut Butter Buttercream
  • 227g butter, softened
  • 227g shortening
  • 450g peanut butter 
  • 5 cups icing sugar
Whipped ganache:
  • 340g semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup double cream 

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C for fan assist oven.

Line the bottom of 2 x 9" cake pans with parchment paper and grease the pans, set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. 

In a bowl cream together butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, combining well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and bananas until combined. 
Starting with flour alternate adding the flour and buttermilk into the wet mixture until everything is combined. 

Piur batter even,y into baking pans and bake for about 50 minutes or until centre is set.

Remove from oven and let cool in pans for about 10 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks to cool completely.

Meanwhile to make the buttercream, in a large bowl mix together butter and shortening until fluffy. Add peanut butter and continue to mix until blended and creamy. Add 1 cup at a time the icing sugar until you reach your desired consistency. 

To assemble the cake: split each cake in half using cake leveller or serrated knife, add the bottom later to a turntable and top with about 3/4 cup buttercream and smooth out the edges. Repeat for all layers. 

Once you place the top layer on pipe remaining frosting onto sides with a long flat ribbon tip and smooth out over sides and top. Place in refrigerator to chill.

Meanwhile to make the ganache, place your chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Place double cream in a pan and heat until about to boil, then remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Cover for 5 minutes. Stir the cream and chocolate until all melted and blended. Let it cool for a few minutes to thicken a bit 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecake

Chocolate and peanut butter.....do you like this combination ?? If your answer is yes, here is an awesome dessert for you. It's easy to prepare and looks great too. Obviously is yummy and will impress your guest! 

Ingredients :

Biscuits base:
  • 1 cup digestive biscuits crumbs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
Chocolate cheesecake filling :
  • 285 g chocolate, chopped
  • 1.5 cup double cream 
  • 340g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2,tsp vanilla extract 
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Filling:
  • 115g cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup double cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
Chocolate topping:
  • 170g chocolate, chopped 
  • 6 tbsp double cream
  • 1/4 tsp oil
Sprinkle :
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanuts, chopped

Biscuits base- Prepare cheesecake pan or 12 paper baking cups. Put the digestive biscuits in the food processor until they are crumbed finely.
Add melted butter and stir well. Spread evenly in the baking pans and press with a spoon or a glass to make a solid layer. Set aside. 

Chocolate cheesecake filling: Warm the double cream until nearly boiling point, add the chop chocolate and mix well until the chocolate melted. Set aside. 
In a medium sized dish mix cream cheese and icing sugar with electric whisk at a medium speed, for about a minute. 
Add vanilla extract and melted chocolate and mix until well combined. Spread evenly over the biscuits base layer, with a spoon. Leave it in the fridge to cool. 

Peanut Butter Cheesecake filling :  In a medium size dish mix cream cheese and icing sugar with electric mixer at a medium speed, add vanilla extract, peanut butter and double cream. 
Mix until you get a fine, smooth mixture.  Take the cheesecake out of the fridge and spread evenly over chocolate cheesecake filling. Put in the fridge. 

Chocolate topping:  Warm the double cream until nearly boiling point, remove from heat and add in the chopped chocolate and oil. Stir until the chocolate all melted. 
Take the cheesecake out of the fridge. Pour chocolate topping over the cheesecake with a spoon. 
Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. 

Leave it in the fridge overnight or at least 6 hours before serving.