Tasty Thursdays: Chocolate Banana Cake

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I recently had some amazing banana cake so I've searched online for a similar recipe. I stumbled onto JoyofBaking where they also show you a video tutorial on how to make a chocolate banana cake!

Ingredients:
2 cups (400 grams) granulated white sugar
1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium sized bananas)
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) corn, safflower or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache Frosting (or I'm sure you can just buy your own icing):
8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter

Directions:
Chocolate Banana Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. You will notice that the batter is quite thin. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with the Ganache.

Ganache: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel, or heatproof bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat (can also be heated in the microwave). Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. When Ganache has completely cooled, beat until soft and fluffy (I use a wire whisk). Then spread the frosting on top of the cake. Can garnish with dried banana chips.

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23 comments :

Mimi said...

oh my goodness!!! how delicious does that look?! i am definitely going to try this recipe. :D

<3, Mimi
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Izzah Beverly said...

I always love banana cakes, but cant seems to get my lazyness to bake :D. so i tend to buy from the bakery

Robots in Trouble said...

wahhh!? chocolate banana cake? i love both of them individually but together? ahhh ! i'm in heaven!

-robots in trouble

ML said...

Uh oh; how delicious this sounds... Thank you for this gorgeous idea, I've just been looking for something new to bake :)

xoxo
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MM said...

Looks delicious! I feel like eating a piece right now!!!

xoxoxo

Josie said...

Okay, stop. This looks INSANE.
xo Josie
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very married said...

oh yum! i don't even like chocolate cake and this looks delicious.

FashionJazz said...

I am craving a cake now hun! Hope you are having a lovely Thursday xx

Marianna said...

Oh my god!
This looks amazing!
So tasty!

Thanks for the comment!



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A BRIT GREEK said...

I love choc banana bread/cake... home-made icing is the best!
x.o.x.o

Kristin said...

These are absolutely two of my favorite flavors!

nookie said...

looks delicious!

Kavery said...

I confess I don't like banana mixed with chocolate so I'd make this minus the fruit.

Grace said...

This sounds delicious! I've always found banana and chocolate to be a surprisingly good combination.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

OMG, I'm totally craving chocolates right now! xoxoxo

le sorelle said...

Ahh we made banana bread this week! Looks like you've one-upped us with this one - it looks sinfully delicious! Chocolate <33

-j
sorelle in style

Tara said...

hmmmmm look delicious cake :P

Oh my Dior! said...

wow! chocolate banana it sounds extremely delicious!

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cryskay said...

that looks so good but so bad. lol. btw i looove your playlist! xx

♥B said...

that looks so good. i need to get in the kitchen this weekend!

-B

Dirt On The Rocks said...

i'd love to eat this i love bananas up until i found out that i'm allergic to it. :( it sucks cause it's one of my favs! this looks so delicious too!

AquĆ­ said...

that sounds delicious! I love the combination of banana and chocolate! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

Oh... that look delicious! My sister just got back from Honduras and had a chocolate banana cake, so I'll have to make this for her (because she LOVED it!)

<3 Heidi

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