Monday, November 12, 2012

Dulce De Leche and Banana Cream Cheese Cake


I made this cake using all the leftovers ingredients I have in the fridge. I have some leftover dulce de leche left from the Argentinean Bread Pudding and also some cream cheese. Since there are some over-ripe bananas on the kitchen counter I decided to incorporate it into the cake too. While baking the house was filled with the fragrant aroma of banana and DDL. I really miss that smell as I didn’t do any cake baking for over a month. As for the taste of the cake, it turns out really moist, buttery and delicious. It tastes even better the next day.



Ingredients:

150 gram butter
120 gram low fat cream cheese
100 gram sugar
3 large eggs
260 gram flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup dulce de leche
3 bananas – mashed (about 1 ¼ cups)
1 tsp vanilla


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Greased and line an 8” round baking pan. In a bowl sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set it aside.
2. Beat the soft butter, cream cheese, DDL and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth. Mix in mashed bananas and vanilla.
3. Lower down the mixer speed, slowly add in the flour mixture and blend just until smooth.
4. Pour batter into the baking pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing it. Let the cool completely before cutting into it.

Note: As you can see from the pictures I overbaked the cake as I was upstairs doing some work and totally forgoteen about it.

10 comments:

nursen aksoy said...

What a beatiful and delicious cake.I will try as soon as possible..thnks for sharing..love nur┼čen...nurlumutfakta.blogspot.com..

Phong Hong said...

I love banana cake. Will try this one too except that I don't have DDL.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

This must be a very delicious cake with dulce de leche and banana as both are my favourite :)

Shereen said...

Oh,Gert!nI just DDL pound cake a few days ago too. We love anything with DDL as the fragrance and taste is simply superb.We even dip the pound cake into chocolate fountain..hahaha.A moment on the lips,a life time on the hip:)

suhaina aji said...

I love this beautiful cake. Very clever idea to come up with this combination. Nice tempting clicks

Alice said...

this is definitely a yummy cake, Gert
i must try, but have to make DDL first :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

till now i still have yet to try DDL, hehehe..Love all ingredients in this cake recipe.

lena said...

oh yes, i tried DDL before and there was once i mixed the ddl with some warm milk and just drank that..hehe..i'm sure this is one fabulous cake! anyway, thanks for your concern on my last post, i'm okay now..

ICook4Fun said...

Nursen aksoy, thank you.

Phong Hong, you can DDL from condensed milk. Just boil them :)

Ann, oh yes this is a great cake. Hope you try it out someday.

Shereen, I thought you ran out of DDL. I know what you mean. I think we have to zip up our mouth :)

Suhaina, thank you.

Alice, hope you like it.

Sonia, you have yet to try DDL. I am pretty sure kids are going to like it :)

Lena, that is a very creative way of drinking milk. Just like putting hershey choc in milk. Hope you are well and not too trumatized by the snatching incident.

lylyl said...

Gert, It's delicious cake. I love both Dulce De Leche and Banana. Thank you for sharing this.