Monday, April 11, 2011

Chocolate Banana Cake

Here is yet another recipe to help you use up your freezer banana collection. Surely I'm not the only person with that problem? Maybe we should start a support group.

Or we could just make cakes, sherbet, muffins, bread, bars, smoothies and pies. I like that option.

For this cake, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa,

baking powder, baking soda and salt

in a medium bowl. In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, bananas

and buttermilk.

Blend well then beat in the eggs. Add in the oil, corn syrup and vanilla.

(I combine all three of those things - putting the oil in first - so that the corn syrup doesn't stick to the measuring cup!)

Now gradually mix in the flour mixture just until combined. Pour into a greased bundt pan

and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. While it cools, you can decide if you want to have it glazed, dusted with powdered sugar, or plain. I chose glaze. Combine the powdered sugar and milk

and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.

If you want to get really fancy, you could garnish this with banana chips and chocolate chips. I left it plain and it was delicious.

One year ago: Sesame Pork Tenderloin
Two years ago: Banana Oat Bread (that's ironic!), Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crusts

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Chocolate Banana Cake

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp. vanilla

1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons buttermilk

Banana chips and mini chocolate chips for garnish, if you wish

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, blend buttermilk, bananas, and brown sugar. Then, beat in eggs. Stir in oil, corn syrup and vanilla. Gradually fold in flour mixture until just combined.

Pour into prepared greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Remove from bundt pan to cool completely on wire rack.

For glaze, combine powdered sugar and buttermilk and drizzle over cooled cake. Alternatively, dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with banana chips and chocolate chips if you desire. Serves 16.


  1. That looks so wonderful. Cannot wait to try it.

  2. This looks so good! I just love anything with a glaze, too - it's different, and looks pretty.

    Visiting from ASF :)

  3. That looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

  4. in my world, chocolate & banana are bff's - they are meant to go together! this cake sounds awesome!

    thanks so much for linking up to mangia mondays!


  5. Wow! That Chocolate Banana Cake looks divine! My husband loves anything with banana...I'll definitely try this!
    Can't wait to try this!
    Following you now from Tasty Tuesdays! Would appreciate a follow back on Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner.
    Thanks! Have a great week!

  6. Wow chocolate never thought about a banana cake being chocolate sounds delicious I shared a banana bread recipe the other day on my blog would love for you to come visit at

  7. Delicious! Yum i must give this recipe a go!

  8. YUM, YUM, YUM!

    Come join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog:

    "Made it on Monday" link is open every WED.-SAT.

    Hope you'll stop by soon.

  9. You cake looks beautiful - and so delicious. I love chocolate and banana in cakes! Thank you for sharing your recipe with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will come along and join in again this week - the linky is up now!

  10. Great way to make a good recipe into a great one is to add chocolate! YAY!

  11. I found this at Me And My Sweets. This cake looks totally amazing. I can't wait to try this.


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