German Banana Chocolate Cream Cake
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Maulwurfkuchen is the classic, German “Mole Cake,” made to look like a mound of dirt a mole left in your backyard. This cake was often on the rotation for cake and coffee time in Germany. It’s extremely easy to make, does not involve a lot of skill, but tastes super delicious! It consists of a simple chocolate cake base, fresh bananas and a whipped cream frosting marbled with Dutch milk chocolate sprinkles – yum! All that’s required is a spring form if you don’t already have one.
This could also make a cute kid’s birthday cake if you take some extra time to decorate it with a garden of carrots and flowers and moles made from marzipan (my preference) or fondant. Super cute! I went the plain route as I am just planning to eat it myself. 😉
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Ingredients for the batter:
- 7 Tbsp (100g) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 5/8 c (140g) sugar
- 1 c (150g) all-purpose flour
- 4 Tbsp (30g) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 c (75 ml) milk
For the toppings:
- 3 bananas, halved lengthwise (I used about 2.5, but depends on size)
- 1 pint (500 ml) heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 c milk chocolate sprinkles (I like the De Ruijter brand, which you can find at World Market or buy here online)
- Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare a spring form (I used one with about 9 inch diameter), with parchment paper on the round bottom and by greasing the sides with butter.
- Combine all ingredients for the batter and beat with an electric mixer until smooth (about 5 minutes)
- Pour the batter into the spring form and distribute evenly.
- Bake on the middle rack for about 30 minutes, let cool completely.
- Now gently remove the middle of the cake (see photo below), by leaving about a one inch rim and some of the bottom. Save the crumbs.
- Peel the bananas, half lengthwise and lay flat side down onto the hollowed out cake.
- Combine the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a deep bowl and whisk until stiff. Fold in the chocolate sprinkles and distribute evenly over the bananas (come all the way to the rim), forming a mound.
- Sprinkle the crumbs over the mound and gently press onto the mound.
- If you would like, you can decorate this cake with moles, carrots, grasses and flowers made from marzipan or fondant (makes a great cake for a kid’s birthday party!). I left mine as is. Guten Appetit!
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