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Chocolate Banana Cake

I had few bananas, which were untouched and became ripe. And I thought it was time to put them to some use. The first thought that came into my mind is a banana cake….. but I am such a chocoholic that I wanted some chocolate also in the cake. So the best thing is Chocolate Banana cake.

The bananas add the extra sweetness to the cake and keep it really moist and fresh for 2 or 3 days. It is perfect as tea time cake.

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour : 175 gms
Cocoa Powder : 25 gms
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Brown Sugar or Golden Caster Sugar : 175 gms
Butter : 150 gms, softened
Eggs : 3, at room temperature
Bananas : 2 large, ripe and mashed
Dark Bitter Chocolate or Plain Chocolate : 100 gms
Icing Sugar : 1 tbsp

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Cakes : Out of Oven

How I did it:

  1. Heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Butter and flour the bases of two loaf tins.
  3. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a small glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth and remove from the heat.
  4. Cream together the softened butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, one by one, beating well between each addition.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold in using a large rubber spatula.
  6. Add the mashed banana and chocolate and mix well.
  7. Divide the mixture between the 2 tins and bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.
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Chocolate Banana Cake

And the Verdict:
Rich, Chocolaty, moist and mild sweetness of the bananas…. yummmmm… can anyone resist this? 🙂
I used dark bitter chocolate, and J dint like that bitter taste in cake. So I would use plain chocolate next time.

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30 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Cake”

  1. Cinnamon – The cake looks so tasty! All I need is simple vanilla icecream to compliment this!! Yumm…… (Drooling)

  2. they look so tempeting. i want have a slice with a cup of coffee. perfect for an evening. really nice. i must try it out, i too have a few bananas.

  3. they look so lovely.. with that perfect crack. Just this morning I was looking at a chocolate banana cake at joyofbaking.com. Will try your version over week-end and give a feedback.

  4. The cake looks tempting.Dusting icing sugar makes it look Fab.

    Cinnamon,thanks for stopping by and as regard to size of the cake tin.I used muffin mould to bake the cake but u can also use a 22 cm tin.

  5. Hi Cinnamon,

    This is delicious. I just baked it.. yet to try but from the looks of it and smells i know it’s a hit:) Thanks to your tip, I have used 38% chocolate and also added a tsp of orange extract. I love the combo of chocolate+orange. This is for keeps… bonus is me and my toddler baked it together and he just loved the licking part:)

  6. WOW , That does sound very good. 🙂

    I made banana bread last weekend but this sounds better ~ mostly because of the chocolate.

    Thanks,
    Sharona May

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