8.05.2008

TWD: Black & White Banana Loaf

Thanks to Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen for choosing this week's recipe!

I was so excited to give this recipe a run for its money- I really like both chocolate & bananas and was looking forward to this marriage! I was additionally excited because I had brand new mini-loaf pans that I received for my bridal shower last year and was dying to break them in (or at least I could have sworn I had these pans). Seriously, I tore through all of the remaining boxes that we hadn't unpacked looking for them. No luck. The sad thing is my husband has no recollection of seeing them in our other apartment. Basically, I've concluded that it's possible I'm losing my mind! What a random item to swear up and down that you own though. I suppose if indeed we do own them, I'll find them 2 days before we move again whenever that is.

Anyway..... I had a regular size loaf pan so that saved the day. Additionally exciting was getting to use this Cruzan dark rum which I picked up in the duty free store at the St. Thomas airport:
gratuitous reference to St. John:Ok, so back to the cake. Like many posters on the P's & Q's, I had runny batter. The chocolate batter was very thick- almost pudding-like so the marbling was a little interesting. After 30 minutes I tented the cake and let it continue baking and boy oh boy did this cake smell good! After an hour & half, all signs showed the cake was done & even the knife turned out clean: 


I was so excited to try it and was all set to have it with a nice cup of coffee for an afternoon snack. Then I saw the slice {insert price is right music after the contestant loses}:



Not sure what ended up happening, or how the cake ended up being only partially baked. It was such a disappointment considering how wonderful it smelled! I full intended to make the cake again to give it another shot but ran out of time. 

11 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Sorry it didn't work for you. Thanks for the shot of St. John. ;-)

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

I'm so sorry it didn't cook properly for you! Nice swirl though!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh, sorry to hear it, but SO glad you accompanied it with sound effects (and a fabulous choice of sound effect, might I say). Sometimes I fantasize about owning cookware and then I later confuse that with reality. Totally not uncommon. :)

Bumblebutton said...

Oooo, partial baking is such a drag! And I predict you'll find the mini-loaf pans immediately after you cave and buy replacements...

chocolatechic said...

Sorry it didn't turn out.

I bet that rum is good though.

Teanna said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out well. I think you should go back to St. John and pick up some more rum for it! I'll join you!

Melissa said...

What a bummer to slice into it and find that it isn't cooked! At least your house smelled good!

Engineer Baker said...

I hate when I slice in and it's not baked. No fun. And it's definitely no fun to lose the mini loaf pans. I hope you have the chance to try this again sometime, and hopefully it turns out better!

SiHaN said...

oh its orite. the smell is invigorating enough as it is! give it another shot (as i did) I'm sure it will turn out great!

Rebecca said...

OH! What a disappointment. You will find the pan right before you move. It just happened to me with my immersion blender. ;)

Rigby said...

Sorry that your cake didn't cooperate with the baking time. The marbling looks pretty.