FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized CHOCOLATE, BANANA, GRAHAM CRACKER ICEBOX CAKE 13 October 2010

Was on a bit of a baking kick recently and baked twice in one week.. First was a super-moist banana cake that I like to have handy in the fridge, because it makes a great snack as well as breakfast. Just cut off a slice, toast it up, and slather on lashings of salted butter – mmmm!!! Also fabulous with some creamy vanilla ice cream.

I also found this Martha Stewart recipe for a Chocolate, banana and graham cracker icebox cake, which I was keen to try out. I mean, just LOOK at those ingredients – how can you possibly go wrong?! It’s also no-bake, and pretty easy to make, apart from having to wait for it to chill. My only issue was that it was really really sloppy. The main chocolate filling never really hardened and was quite liquidy, so we had to eat it out of bowls. But it didn’t really matter because it tasted FABULOUS 😀

It’s not pretty enough to make as a dessert for parties or when friends come over, but it’s fantastic comfort food/dessert and very very tasty.


Bring 3 cups heavy cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan.

Add 5 large egg yolks (whisked). Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick
enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 8 minutes.

Immediately strain through a fine sieve set over 15 ounces of milk chocolate.

Stir until chocolate melts and is smooth.

Refrigerate about 4 hours, stirring occasionally until thick.

Spread 1 cup of chocolate mixture evenly into bottom of loaf pan (lined with cling wrap).
Top with a layer of graham crackers, trimmed to fit. Spread 1\2 cup of chocolate over
top and cover with some bananas. Repeat.
Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Cut into slices.

Garnish with whipped cream and serve!

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28 Comments

  • rainingumbrella posted on October 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Where do you buy your graham crackers? City shop? This sounds amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:32 am

      Yep!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    hi hun, can you also share your banana cake recipe? thanks:) -pia

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:45 am

      I don’t have one on the computer.. I just mix and match and it’s all in my head! Try searching online though, I reckon there would be hundreds that are all really similar – it’s super easy to make, and so yummy 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yum, that cake looks sumptuous!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:50 am

      It’s a bit sloppy.. but the taste is all there, and it’s yummy!

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    mmm looks great! How do you find the time?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:58 am

      I usually bake on weekends 🙂

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on October 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Where do you buy your graham crackers? City shop? This sounds amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:32 am

      Yep!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on October 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

    comfort food indeed!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      hee yeah, good to make when friends are round too!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    hi hun, can you also share your banana cake recipe? thanks:) -pia

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:45 am

      I don’t have one on the computer.. I just mix and match and it’s all in my head! Try searching online though, I reckon there would be hundreds that are all really similar – it’s super easy to make, and so yummy 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 14, 2010 at 6:24 am

    i seriosuly think you should open a cake shop !!!!

    Rich

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Heh that would be quite fun!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yum, that cake looks sumptuous!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:50 am

      It’s a bit sloppy.. but the taste is all there, and it’s yummy!

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    mmm looks great! How do you find the time?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:58 am

      I usually bake on weekends 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on October 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

    comfort food indeed!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      hee yeah, good to make when friends are round too!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 14, 2010 at 6:24 am

    i seriosuly think you should open a cake shop !!!!

    Rich

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Heh that would be quite fun!

      Reply
  • gilraen_girl posted on October 17, 2010 at 3:49 am

    What’s the Aussie equivalent of a Graham Cracker?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      Hmm not sure, might have to search online!

      Reply
  • gilraen_girl posted on October 17, 2010 at 3:49 am

    What’s the Aussie equivalent of a Graham Cracker?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      Hmm not sure, might have to search online!

      Reply

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