Banana & Cheese Cake

It’s so frustrating to be accused of something we didn’t even do!  There’s a knock on our door about 10pm 2 days ago from a neighbour living downstairs demanding ( in a nasty tone) us to stop jumping on the floor.  I explained calmly to him that no one was jumping and we have just reached home about 5-10 minutes before he approached us but he insisted that the noise was coming from our unit.  He claimed that the noise was made from a bare foot stamping on the floor and he casted a quick glance at our feet.  OMG, it’s so typical for a Singaporean to walk around the house without any footwear!  Does it mean all bare footers in this neighbourhood are guilty of the noise making???   Seeing someone standing right at the door step through a door peephole, would I still open the door to him if we have been the one creating the noise at that hour???   We can understand how irritating it might be to him as we do hear noises too but we have never wanted to confront neighbours upstairs as there’s no evidence.  Moreover, noises travel upwards and downwards, it may even come from 3 storeys above or below your unit, you just cannot assume that your neighbours upstairs are the culprits.

Coming back to this lovely Banana & Cheese Cake.  This is an easy to make without electric mixer cake recipe.

Source : lifted verbatim from Peng’s Kitchen with her reference to Kevin Chai’s Easy Stir & Bake Cakes.

Banana & Cheese Cake

Ingredient

Base Layer

160gm cream cheese ( I used SCS cream cheese spread )

80gm butter

80gm sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

100gm plain flour ( I used cake flour )

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Top Layer

80gm butter

80gm sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 tsp salt

200gm bananas, mashed

80gm plain flour

10gm valhorna cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Method

1. Base Layer : Dissolve cream cheese, butter & sugar over a pot of simmering water until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in beaten eggs.

2. Sift flour, baking powder & baking soda. Fold into cheese mixture.

3. Pour batter into a lined 7″ square pan and bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 20mins.  ( I used a 6” round pan )

4. Top Layer : Dissolve butter & sugar over a pot of simmering water. Remove from heat. Stir in beaten eggs, salt & mashed bananas.

5. Sift flour, baking powder & baking soda. Fold into egg mixture.

6. Pour batter over cheese layer. Continue to bake for another 30mins. Cool in pan for 10mins before unmoulding. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.

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4 thoughts on “Banana & Cheese Cake

  1. this is indeed a very special cake, banana and cheese is also a great pairing! btw, can understand your frustration being accused of something that you never do. Did you still hear the noises after he left?

    • You are right! Chocolate banana and cheese are perfect match. No, we didn’t hear any noise after he left, the noise someone was making lasted for few minutes each time. We just heard of the noise this morning at 7, and I am sure he will think that’s us again! We have also experienced noises made around midnight and it sounded like someone was nailing on something. You have something to share with me?

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