Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chocolate Banana Cake

There's not much better than a moist piece of chocolate cake, except for this banana chocolate cake! It's simply my easy chocolate cake from previous recipes, I cut back on the sugar a bit, but with the addition of that wonderful aroma of bananas. A simple dessert that is wonderful without icing. This one had people mmming and yumming!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare 3/4 cup of boiling water

3 Bananas
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups of unbleached flour
3/4 cups of cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup of boiling water

In the mixer, mix up the bananas until smooth. Add in the sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla. Sift the dry ingredients into a seperate bowl. If you don't have anything to sift with, simply whisk the dry ingredients in the bowl until you see the lumps smoothing out. With the mixer on low, pour the dry ingredients into the wet. Slowly pour in the water until combined. Bake at 350 degrees. Bake cupcakes for about 22 minutes. A cake will take about 40. Test with toothpick. Once cooled a bit dust with powdered sugar.

I stepped this cake up by making it a layer cake. I baked it in two round pans and placed sliced bananas in between the layers.

I melted chocolate chips and drizzled over the bananas

Finished it off with ground pecans

Top with the other layer of cake and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  1. could you use thawed bananas that have been in the freezer?? That's what I use to make my banana bread.

  2. Yes, that would work just as well!