15/10/2011

Vegan MoFo Day 16 - Iron Chef Challenge #2

This weeks ingredients are bananas and coffee.
Thus the ugliest cake in the world was born...people - I give you the Coffee Banoffee Cake.


This is a basic sponge with 4 teaspoons of strong coffee and muscavado sugar added.
I would have decorated this cake with a buttercream topping but I had no icing sugar and couldn't be bothered to nip to the shop I made an agreement to myself that I would participate in the Iron Chef Challenge ONLY if I had the ingredients in the house already. I would not participate if I had to buy something in. Whilst that is true, I would have bought icing sugar because it gets used A LOT round here but well.......I really couldn't be arsed to go to the shops.
The banana cream topping didn't go quite as planned, though it tastes fricking AWESOME it is not very pleasing to the eye. I think lemon juice was needed to prevent the bananas from going brown. The addition of a teaspoon of turmeric sent it a day glo green colour.
Who knew!
So it got covered in smashed up muesli to lessen the eyeball attack.
I will make this again for sure, but it needs a few tweaks so therefore I ain't posting the recipe.
here's a pretty picture to make up for the optical onslaught of the previous picture and to prove that there is nothing wrong with your monitor OR your eyesight.


GO VEGAN!
Go MoFo!

17 comments:

Tiffany said...

I don't think the cake is ugly. In any case, it sounds delicious. :) I made something for the Iron Chef Challenge today, too, and a similar thing happened with the banana and turmeric, haha. Oh well.

Dawn said...

Great job! Delicious to be sure :)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Thanks guys. The testament to this cake lies in the fact that there is only slice left! My son didn't even think there was anything wrong with the colour of the topping - he thought it was meant to be like that...ha ha.

Kristen said...

I definitely don't think it's ugly. Besides, with a name as cool as that, who needs to be cute? :) It looks delicious!

Rithika said...

That doesn't look ugly. It's perfect! Even when i made the banana right side up cake, I thought it looked like puke! But anything with bananas tastes so darn good!

jessy said...

i like the day glo green - it's kick ass, Jeni 'n looks awesome to me! i'd love a slice....or two...or three! mmmmmmmmmm!

Kelly said...

I don't think the cake is ugly at all! In fact, I'm bookmarking it so I can make it. I can't wait!

Luciana said...

I actually gasped, and maybe drooled a little when I opened your blog and saw this photo. Definitely not ugly!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ah you're all so lovely. I promise I'll work on this and post the recipe soon.
xxx

plantpower said...

The cake isn't ugly at all. I totally love the name ;).

Jeni Treehugger said...

Thank you!
And I LOVE your name
:-)

Cara said...

Girl, I don't know what you are talking about--this cake looks AND sounds sooooo good!! In fact when I first saw it, my eyes popped out and I yelled, I have to make this!

thevegandivision said...

I think the cake looks very good - I definitely wouldn't say no to it! I'm sure it's delicious. I also like the second picture :)

Richa said...

:):) i love your write.. i think it looks mightly fine.. i drooled so much over your carrot cake.. that i made one for hubbs birthday .. a little indianzed version!.. now i only need some time to post it!

Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/

vegan.in.brighton said...

Um, that cake is not ugly! It looks totally awesome & I'm not even a banana fan!

Mandee said...

I would eat it, anything with banana gets 2 thumbs up from me!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Coffee banoffee cake=GENIUS!