Banana & Chocolate Whoopie Cakes

“A hint of banana,
With chocolate smooth,
Moisture that rolls
From tooth to tooth.
Black & white
The cream at the seam,
Oozes at each bite
Takes you to a dream.
Breakfast or dessert
Eat solo, or share,
Eat it all day
For all I care!”
For the cakes
1 overripe banana, mashed
1 large egg
100 gm dark chocolate
½ cup brown sugar (adjust to taste)
½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons greek yogurt
½ cup all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
½ cup whipping cream + 1 tablespoon sugar, whipped to icing thickness
1 small banana, sliced
Drinking chocolate powder, for dusting

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt and keep aside.
Melt the chocolate in a double broiler (over a pan of simmering water) till melted. Add the sugar and vanilla essence and mix well. Cool to room temperate. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the mashed banana, oil and yogurt, followed by the flour mixture – 2 tablespoons at a time. Fold in all the flour till well incorporated.
Fill the moulds of a mini cheesecake pan with the batter (1/2 level mark) and bake at 350 F for 20-22 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from moulds and cool.
Divide each cake into half.  Put some whipped cream and banana slices in the centre. Cover with the other half and add more cream and banana slices. Finish with a dust of chocolate powder. Serve fresh.
A moist bite sized cake, with the goodness of banana and richness of chocolate. Quite cute to serve at a party don’t you think?