Leave the margarine, eggs and milk at room temperature. Combine the ★ ingredients.
Chop the bananas and put in a heat resistant dish. Microwave for 50 seconds~1 minute at 600W☆, then mash well with a fork.
If you are using fully ripened bananas, you don't need to microwave in Step 3. Just mash with a fork.
Put ☆ ingredients in a heat resistant bowl and microwave for 30~40 seconds at 600W.
When the chocolate starts melting, mix with the milk really well and cool down the mixture slightly. Be careful not to let it boil over or heat too much!
Preheat the oven to 400°F/200℃.
Using a whisk, put softened margarine and sugar into a bowl, mix until white.
Add eggs one at a time, whisking well between additions.
Whisk until the mixture is creamy, then add mashed banana (Step 3). The mixture may separate as shown in this photo, but it's ok.
Sift in the ★ ingredients in 2~3 batches, mixing well between additions.
Using a rubber spatula. Add dried fruits and mix together lightly.
Add the chocolate mixture (Step 6) little by little, turning the bowl and mix with the rubber spatula from the bottom to blend. ※Do not over mix!
Pour in the dough, drop the mold slightly onto a kitchen surface to remove air bubbles☆. Turn down the oven temperature to 350°F/180℃, bake for 50 minutes.
Cover the cake with aluminum foil if it looks like it will burn.
It's done if the bamboo skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean! Let it cool down on a cake cooling rack .
This cake will taste even better if you leave it for half a day or overnight. Keep it in the fridge in the hot season .
I used the Meiji Black chocolate.
Story Behind this Recipe
This recipe is easy enough for beginners! It's an easy cake using pancake mix and you won't fail making it. I made a Valentine's Day cake with the reference to: Twinkle,Twinkle Banana Bread Recipe ID: 1425301. Pancake Mix Chocolate Pound Cake for Adults Recipe ID: 1698691.
Adjust the cooking time depending on your oven. You can use unsweetened cocoa instead of black cocoa! In that case, it is the best to add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water! (Change the milk to 3 tablespoons)