HONEY ROASTED PEANUT AND BANANA CREAM CAKE

FOR THE CRUST:peanut-butter-banana-pie
200 g chocolate cookies
2 tbs brown sugar
5 tbs unsalted butter, melted
FOR THE FILLING:
400 g honey roasted peanuts
1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tbs honey
500 ml heavy cream
2 tbs granulated sugar
1 ts vanilla extract
  1. To prepare crust, crush the cookies. Transfer to a bowl and stir in brown sugar. Add melted butter and mix until evenly incorporated. Press into the bottom of a 21 cm spring form pan. Freeze crust until filling is ready.
  2. Place peanuts in the food processor  and crush them at a low speed first, then increase the speed and mix till the nuts turn into peanut butter. Clean it out.
  3. Put banana chunks and honey into the food processor. Turn to the lowest speed, then increase for about 1 minute or until banana is liquefied. Pour into bowl with peanut butter and stir to combine.
  4. Whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Remove one fourth of the cream and set aside to use as a garnish later. Add about half of the remaining whipped cream to peanut butter mixture; fold to incorporate and lighten the filling. Fold in the remaining whipped cream until smooth.
  6. Pour filling into prepared crust,  smoothing top. Spoon or pipe remaining whipped cream in a decorative manner around the edges of the pie. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until set.

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P.S. This is a dream cake for those who love peanuts.. and peanut butter.. it is like eating fluffy halva.. it is light to the taste and it just melts in your mouth.. and believe me, it was a crowd pleaser at my House Warming Party.. :)

Enjoy, K.

Recipe from: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com