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Changes Afoot and Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing

November 21, 2010 · 37 comments

in Baking,Changes,New Zealand,Sweets

banana cake photo on sasasunakkuIf you’ve been following along at home you may have noticed a few changes on Sasasunakku – not quite as dramatic as the ones I made when I moved to my new domain but I hope the behind-the-scenes fiddling I’ve done will make the site easier to navigate.

Some of the changes were things I had planned to do as part of the big move but couldn’t bring myself to complete after staring at the screen for so long I wanted to poke my eyes out with a stick, and a few are a response to emails I’ve received asking various questions; chiefly, how to find things.

If you’re a blogger please avert your eyes from the text now and just look at pictures of nana-style banana cake because you probably know all this but if you have ever wanted to find something on Sasasunakku and not known how, read on…

banana cake image on sasasunakku

If you can’t find what you’re looking for by typing keywords into the search box in the sidebar, try the new recipe index in the navigation bar at the top of the page which lists all the recipes on the site.

You can also search by categories such as country, season and dietary preference by clicking on the photos down the sidebar or the same categories are listed in words in the footer at the bottom of the page. If you are looking at a recipe and want to use the same ingredients you’re in luck – I’ve reorganised it so the main ingredients are displayed in tags at the bottom of each post and if you click on one, it will take you to a page with recipes that include that ingredient. If it’s a recent post you’re searching for, those are in the footer too.

uniced cake image on sasasunakku

I’ve also added a few more pages – pages are permanent articles, as opposed to posts which are chronological and what make a blog different from other types of websites – if you hover your mouse over “Food Reads” and “About Sasa” in the navigation bar, you will see them.

Finally, I have added printable PDFs of the recipes at the bottom of each post so you can print a black and white text-only version, as well as Facebook “Like” and “Tweet this” buttons to replace the all-in-one share button I had there before.

banana cake picture on sasasunakku

Rather scintillating stuff I know, and if you’ve made it thus far, I applaud your tenacity and thank you for your interest – back to normal programming in my next post!

Speaking of scintillating, banana cake is not exactly groundbreaking  but I promise you, this one is perfection. I searched high and low to get the sort with black squiggles in – the sort without, to me, is banana loaf – not the same thing at all. I wanted the kind of cake one used to find at bake sales in New Zealand in the 80s and this is it, my search is over. I’ve made it twice in the last three weeks and what’s more, plan to make it again tomorrow.

banana cake image sasasunakku

Any changes in your world of late my lovelies?

Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing

Based very loosely on this one from New Zealand Women’s Weekly

I’m submitting this post to Meeta at What’s for Lunch Honey’s Monthly Mingle which, this month, is hosted by the lovely Deeba of Passionate about Baking.

175 grams butter

225 grams (1 cup) sugar

3 eggs

4 medium bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons boiling milk

2 teaspoons baking powder

215 grams (1 and 2/3 cups) flour

Preheat oven to 150°C.

Grease and flour a 22 cm ring tin – I used a Kugelhopf tin.

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale, then add eggs, one at a time.

Fold in the mashed bananas.

Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and stir into the batter.

Sift the flour and baking powder in and fold until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Leave to cool and remove from tin.

Chocolate Icing

50g (scant 1/2 stick or 1/5 cup) softened butter

125 grams (1 cup) icing sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons boiling water

Sift the icing sugar into a medium bowl and beat together with the butter.

Sift in the cocoa, add the boiling water and beat until creamy.

Ice the cooled cake.

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hungryandfrozen November 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

Nice one on your changes – it’s amazing how puttering around on my blog adding bits here and there makes me feel extremely accomplished :D I’m working on the rather massive project of trying to make a recipe index at the moment, I don’t see it being finished anytime soon…

Lovely looking banana cake – very classic, and while lemon icing is nice, I love chocolate best! As for those creepy banana cakes you sometimes see in shops that have no sign of any actual bananas in them…ew.

Sasa November 22, 2010 at 7:15 am

I tried to do it bit by bit unfortunately I’m all or nothing so I totally ignored the whole project but once I started I once again kept going til I wanted eye poke with stick. Sigh.

amber November 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

Yum! I love banana in baked things. This cake looks so good with its coat of chocolate.

Congratulations on the behind-the-scenes blog changes. I have been tinkering with a professional website for myself for the last few months but it ain’t really happening. I need to find a graphic designer who is willing to work in exchange for baked goods! Let me know if you know of one…;)

Sasa November 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

Afraid I just coerced my friend Mark into helping me – he showed me how to do it and I rinsed and repeated (because natch, I couldn’t remember how to do ANYTHING from just a few months ago) *^_^*

Couscous & Consciousness November 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

You’ve made some great changes and your site is looking totally awesome. I’m totally loving this banana cake – it looks exactly like a typical Kiwi bake-sale banana cake. Banana cake is absolutely my partner’s favourite kind of cake, so perhaps I’ll be a nice girlfriend this week and bake him one. Thanks for sharing it :-)

BTW – you so must get that ice cream maker – make sure absolutely everyone knows its on your list. I actually got mine at Briscoes for $40, so not a big investment, and it works pretty well for a cheapie :-)


Alessandra November 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

The world is an ever changing place and it seems to change even if I keep static… even my blogs seem to have a life on their own… but yes, I could do better and I admire who can sort out pages, photos and navigation bars :-)

Good nana cake too!


sakura November 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

Banana cake is my favourite of mum’s cakes. I think she just adds bananas to a pound cake recipe but it’s SO delicious. I used to bring back whole cakes to share with my friends at boarding school. They were like treasure!

catty November 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

mmmmm nana cake is one of my all time favourites! I love it with extra soggy extremely overripe nanas, so it’s all heavy and gooey. Never coated it with chocolate before though but there is a first time for everything!

Deeba November 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Thank you for sending this beauty for the Mingle my lovely! It’s awesome. Lapping up all the changes you have brought about, and marveling at technology! Still gasping for breath that so much ‘change’ is possible, and wondering if you outsource your efficient services! I need change!
Big hugs…your pictures are beautiful!

Suzy (Foodie in Berlin) November 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Oh…can you do my website too! It’s such a drag when websites are hard to navigate and even worse when it’s your own.
Nice pics by the way.

Cherine November 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Yum! I love banana cakes. And this looks so good!

Maria @ Scandifoodie November 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm

The blog’s looking great Sasa! And this banana cake looks delicious!

Kocinera November 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I must say, I really appreciate your thorough explanation of your site’s features. Good to have the info, even if that banana cake was deliciously distracting. :D

SMITH BITES November 21, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I’m so thankful I have The Professor to do all those behind-the-scene things or I too, would want to poke my eyes out with a stick!!! Instead, I just smile sweetly and tell him I’m feeding him something quite wonderful – which, he would consider this cake recipe to be!! Nice job on the changes!

Plum Kitchen November 22, 2010 at 5:01 am

Hi there
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and even better leading me to yours, love it:) I got a big whiff of festering banana from the fruit bowl as I walked in the door this evening, a nana cake in order me thinks, thanks for the idea! Looking fwd to meeting you at High Tea
Kristina x

Sasa November 22, 2010 at 7:20 am

Thanks y’all! Before I started blogging I had no idea how to even take a screenshot but well, let’s say I spend a lot of time reading geek forums and annoying my friend Mark. I have no idea what I’m doing really though, I just hope for the best so I wouldn’t go asking me to be let loose on any other backends of blogs!

Alli November 22, 2010 at 9:35 am

Love banana cake, particularly covered in chocolate….mmmm. I am just making some buttermilk chocolate mini cakes and they aren’t looking as pretty as I wanted them too, they have muffin tops as in the ones that hang over pants! Ah well, a bit of butter icing will hide that like a good baggy tshirt.

diva November 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

Sasa! I was so busy staring at your banana cake covered in all that glorious chocolate i didn’t even realize there was anything missing in the side column…until of course, i read the words and stopped ogling at the pics -_-” HAHA. beautiful. the next time i make banana bread, i’ll add chocolate icing too! x

Tiffany November 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

Love banana cake!!!!!!!!


katie@cozydelicious November 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Yum! I love banana cake. And I love your pretty little china plate too.

sally November 23, 2010 at 3:04 am

Looks great…. Recipe index is a good idea!

Anna Johnston November 23, 2010 at 6:52 am

Can’t beat a banana cake, love ‘em :)
I so love it when my fave blogsters make their sites easy to navigate, so often you find fab recipes and great ideas and when you go back to find the recipe its disappeared and hard to find, so thanks for the order, very ummmm, orderly of you ;)

Fathima November 24, 2010 at 2:12 am

that is a perfect bundt! esp with banana!

Nachiketa November 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

What a lovely looking bundt….. amazing flavours…. Banana and chocolate just can’t go wrong… :)


Sally November 26, 2010 at 9:51 am

I think you’ve just provided me with the solution of how to get my daughters to eat banana cake – chocolate icing! Beautiful pics.

Amanda November 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

That cake looks wonderful, and that plate? Gorgeous!

sameena November 27, 2010 at 7:24 am

Wow..That’s a beauty…lovely and yummy…can i have a slice too!?

Smita November 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

What a lovely cake – and the combination of bananas is amazing !!! Love the beautiful clicks ..

Prerna@IndianSimmer November 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Banana is one thing in the world that my li’l one just never says a NO to you you can imagine how highly I think of this cake :-)
Love the recipe and so great to get to know you through the mingle. I don’t think I’m gonna miss any mingles anymore. Its a great way to know great people like yourself!

nishi November 27, 2010 at 4:20 am

Hi Sasa,
Thanks for visiting my space. You have an AWESOME blog!!! And the shots are so lovely. I’m drooling over the banana cake. It looks divine with all the chocolate on top :)

vegetarianirvana November 27, 2010 at 6:46 am

Thanks Sasa for dropping by my blog and now I have the opportunity to enjoy your blog. You have a very unique space and intersting stories to tell. I’d love to keep in touch.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

Sasa the new blog looks great as does that banana cake! Adding chocolate icing is just…well the icing on the cake! :D

shaz November 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

Hi Sasa, the blog upgrade looks great! And that banana cake also looks great. Unfortunately, I have two banana hating people in the family, but the cake looks so good I think I’m going to have to make it anyway. Especially when there’s chocolate icing involved!

Su-yin November 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Ooooh small changes, but definitely makes the blog easier to navigate. Well done you! I’ve been wanting to redesign mine for ages now, but am completely IT deplete and I suspect I would only mess everything up if I was to try. Best to stick with the templates for now.. :P

Jun December 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

YUMMY!!! I love this! It looks so tempting…

Jamie December 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Yes I was a little shocked when I got here and had to look around to remember whose blog it was, but I love the sharp, clean look. Lovely. And this “simple” banana cake is great!

Sean February 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

Chocolate Icing…Lovely

Trying it this weekend. Thanks for the recipe

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