Thursday, 11 December 2008
I recently tried this no-bake banana cake. It was a little messy: I ended up using the blender, a pan, a spring-form cake tin, and two pots (as a double boiler); and I got chocolate and milk all over the place.
The packet of agar-agar we picked up from the local Chinese grocer was green, which made D a bit apprehensive, but I think it turned out okay! I did accidentally use caster sugar instead of plain sugar; the recipe calls for sucanat, but some quick internet reading revealed it was not too difficult to substitute out for white sugar.
It was fun to make, because it was all stiring and pouring, and sampling the dried fruit. The cake itself was a little cheese-cakey (though not incredibly so), with a nutty, fruity biscuit base and some wobbly banana filling. I didn't quite melt the chocolate enough for the topping so it was a bit lumpy.
I will definitely try it again, perhaps even gluten free (as it was gluten free up until the last ingredient).