Chocolate Banana Cake

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Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_3489Can you imagine we are already in December? The days seem to be flying so fast, If only I would catch them or tell them to wait, for me. I am trying to clear all the 2014 blog posts so I can start the New Year on a clean slate. I made this cake several weeks ago, but never had time to post the recipe. I have the pleasure of posting it now and I hope it will appeal to you.

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_3491The recipe is very simple. Use those overripe bananas you have in your fruit basket, some dark brown sugar and cocoa powder. I love using the Dutch process cocoa because it always gives a much darker and more pleasant colour. You can use the regular cocoa too.

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_3493I wish you a happy week. The weather is cold and snowy today but still very pleasant.

  • Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz, 1¾ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 14g (2 tablespoons cocoa) I used Dutch process cocoa
  • 125g (1 stick + 2 tablespoons) butter
  • 180g (¾ cup brown) sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas
  • 180ml (¾ cup) plain yoghurt or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar to garnish

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5537Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5540Sift or whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) Grease and lightly flour a 23cm bundt, baba or ring tin (pan).

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5543Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beat until combined.

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5548Stir in banana,

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5550until combined

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5552then, fold in sifted flour and yoghurt in two batches.

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5557Spoon the mixture into prepared pan and bake 1-1¼ hours or until firm. Stand 10 minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5559Transfer onto a plate

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5560Sprinkle lightly with icing sugar

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_3499 serve, warm, with whipped cream or ice cream or just on it’s own. Whatever suits your palate!

Chocolate Banana Cake myfavouritepastime.com_5565This was a cake worth remembering!

Chocolate Banana Cake

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking time: 6o-75 minutes; Makes: 10-15 slices

Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz, 1¾ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 14g (2 tablespoons cocoa) I used Dutch process cocoa
  • 125g (1 stick + 2 tablespoons) butter
  • 180g (¾ cup brown) sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas
  • 180ml (¾ cup) plain yoghurt or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar to garnish

Instructions

  1. Sift or whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) Grease and lightly flour a 23cm bundt, baba or ring tin (pan). Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beat until combined.
  3. Stir in banana, then, fold in sifted flour and yoghurt in two batches. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan and bake 1-1¼ hours or until firm. Stand 10 minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle lightly with icing sugar and serve, warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

59 thoughts

  1. Hi Liz, hope you are enjoying a reprieve from blogging. Missing your posts and notes but totally understand taking time off!! 😳. I plan to get back to the blog soon too. Cheers!

    1. Happy New Year Sandy. I’ve been thinking about you, every single day. I am so glad to hear from you. I took a short break, then extended to attend to some pressing issues. I’ll soon be rolling back but will only be posting once or twice a week. I wish you all the best of 2015 and my best regards to your lovely family. Thanks for thinking about me!
      Liz

      1. Good for you Liz! Sometimes we need to know our limits and not have such high expectations of ourselves that it’s hard to keep up. I was sick for over five weeks with a virus that gravitated to my lungs. I am feeling so much better now. I too might return to the blogging world. Glad to hear things are ok with you. Take special care.

        1. Hi there Sandy
          I am so sorry to hear you’ve been sick and glad to hear you’re feeling much better now! Things are not bad at all. Just focusing on other things. that need my attention. I hope to start clearing last years backlog, Perhaps tomorrow I shall post something. I wish you all the best and thanks for everything. My best wishes to your family!
          Liz

        2. Thank you Liz, you are very kind. Sometimes we leave things to pile up and sooner or later need attention….like my walk in closet in spare room! Why do I hang onto stuff!!! I’ve been working on an update for our website for the Centre and it’s taking quite a bit of time, but I do enjoy it. Also doing one for my sister for her craft projects. And if I don’t get up off my butt and start doing something soon, I will be annoyed that I can’t get into my summer clothes!

        3. Hi Sandy,
          The sun is shining today but it’s still very very cold. I took a walk this morning and it was so challenging with the wind blowing and making everything so much colder that it’s. Last year I threw quite a bit of “stuff” and I felt so relieved after that. This year I plan to throw LOTS OF STUFF. I can’t wait for spring. Cleaning and throwing and cleaning some more. I look forward to the updated website. I need to work on mine too but still haven’t located an expert to help me. I look forward to your sister’s craft site too. maybe I can buy something? Have a lovely week Sandy and thanks for your friendship. I am trying to get back into the blogging mood. I hope to start regular posts soon.
          Liz

    1. Thanks for wishing me a happy new year. I am trying to get back, albeit slowly. We are all good except for the cold. I am looking forward to spring. Best wishes!
      liz

    1. Happy New Year. I took a long break and almost forget I used to have a blog. He he!!! I am good and what about you? I hope you’re enjoying the new year!!!! Have the best of times!
      Liz

  2. Liz,
    Another fabulous post! The cake looks super yummy! I wish I could pick up one of the slices right off the screen and have it with my tea:)

    1. Happy New Year, again. I am planning on making this cake on Sunday for dessert. I cannot wait!!! with some nice warm custard. Have a lovely 2015!
      Liz

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