Chocolate banana cake

Chocolate banana cake

The cake is soft, fluffy, with intense chocolate flavor, plus with a glaze that actually melts in your mouth. The ingredients are simple, easy to prepare and fast .

I recommend you to try it, is very delicious.


400 g
White flour
245 g
Baking powder
1.5 tsp
Baking soda
1 tsp
0.5 tsp
2 pieces
2 pieces
240 ml
warm water
Vanilla Extract
1 piece
14 g
1 lingura de unt
Cacao powder
75 g
120 ml
Sunflower oil
120 ml
or another flavourless oil
Dark chocolate
200 g
Heavy cream (32% fat)
170 ml

Step by step

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Whisk all dry ingredients - the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder and salt.

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Step 2

In another bowl mash the bananas.

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Step 3

Add the eggs and mix well.

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Step 4

Then add warm water, sunflower oil, milk and vanilla extract - whisk all together.

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Step 5

Mix together dry ingredients and wet ingredients until combined. The batter will be quite thin.

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Step 6

Butter or spray a 23x33 cm pan or one with 28 cm diameter.

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Step 7

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.

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Step 8

You can check if it's cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean you can remove it from the oven and let cool.

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Step 9

Now it is ready for frosting with ganache.

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Step 10

Chop the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

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Step 11

Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat until reaching boiling point.

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Step 12

Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and let it stay for 5 minutes, then stir until smooth.

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Step 13

When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy.

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Step 14

Spread the frosting on top of the cake. Put the cake in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.

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Step 15

Then serve it with your favorite drink.

Bon Appetit!

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Quantity: 1 kg (10-12 servings)
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
Publish date:
Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Collections: Cakes, Cakes, Desserts

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Lavi 26 Jan 2011, 09:55

looks delicious

My rating for recipe:
emicloud 10 May 2014, 00:42

Good for a beginner and easy to make, but the result is not too brilliant. I wish it had more of a banana taste and less of chocolate, but I think adding more banana would change the thickness of the dough. Any suggestions?

Also, in the US, cream is easy to find, but nearly impossible in Romania, so I replaced with sour cream. The ganache came out too thick. What did you use for cream?

Thank you for the recipe :)

My rating for recipe:
Elena (lena) 12 May 2014, 13:14

The result is brilliant but not what you expected, first off all this is a chocolate cake - try to cook Banana Bread, is more banana flavour and no chocolate.
In Romania I buy "La Dorna" cream(a blue-red tetrapak) - you can find it everywhere, in Carrefour markets I found it. Sometimes I bought President Cream or Milii, ZuZu, but my favourite is La Dorna.