I decided to go all out for you guys, given that this is my last week in Texas. So it had to be big, it had to be sweet, and there had to be peanut butter in there somewhere. I give you banana bread made into a cake covered with peanut butter frosting and drowned in chocolate sauce. Voilà!
The rest of this week is going to be spent packing my life up into boxes and suitcases AGAIN! Most of the props I have accumulated are going to stay in Texas for the moment. I am dreading packing them up. If you know me, then you might know that when it comes to things I love, I am really paranoid about breaking them. So lots of newspaper and bubble wrap is going to be needed.
I’m so excited to see my parents and my furry friend Kit Kat. It has been 3 whole months! Also weirdly looking forward to grey cloudy skies and rain. Real Autumn weather. And before you know it it’s going to be Christmas! What are you planning this year? Is it going to be turkey, or beef wellington, or goose or pheasant or are you vegetarian?? So many options!
Anyway, before I get too carried away. Back to the enormous cake! Naturally, bananas and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. The dark chocolate sauce cuts through the sweetness perfectly. You could definitely halve this recipe if you only have a few mouths to feed, but be warned. It’s highly addictive! I would recommend a glass of ice cold milk on the side. Perfect.
I haven’t used peanut butter in my baking in a while now. A few months ago I went through a phase where I literally made peanut butter pie twice a week. I know, I’m a terrible person. My boyfriend gets the blame for introducing me to the idea. These Americans, they sure know how to make food indulgent! Says the girl who just made this cake. Pure hypocrisy. Make the cake. Indulge. Eat peanut butter. Be happy.
PS – I topped this cake with the coconut chocolate sauce that I made with the pandan ice cream. Get the recipe here!