BANANA BREAD BOTTOM CHEESECAKE

Ingredients:

Banana Bread Layer

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk (add 1 tsp lemon juice)

Cheesecake Layer

  • 1 block cream cheese, room temp
  • ½ cup  sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot milk (2 mins microwave)
  • 1 tbsp  gelatin powder

Chocolate or caramel syrup, for drizzling (optional)

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Procedure:

  • In a large bowl, sift and combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
  • Mashed bananas using a fork. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift and combine the wet ingredients: sugar, melted butter and eggs. Beat mixture until creamy.
  • Add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract and milk with lemon juice. Beat just to combine.
  • Then, add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  • Stir gently until the flour is incorporated. Beat until well combined. Do not overmix.
  • Brush the bottom and the sides of the baking pan with butter.
  • Place a parchment paper at the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour the batter on the baking pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F/ 180 C for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • After baking, place in a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.

Cheesecake

  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • Add the gelatin powder into the hot milk. Quickly stir until the gelatin powder is completely dissolved.
  • Then, strain the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese.
  • Beat again until smooth.
  • Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread.
  • Chill for about 3 hours.
  • Unmold and slice the cake.
  • Drizzle with chocolate or caramel syrup (optional).
  • Enjoy!

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