How to make the ultimate chocolate and banana cake

This fabulous creation is a double layer banana cake with chocolate frosting.  Can you believe there were leftovers? I made it when I had book club at my house as part of my never ending quest to use up the bananas from my fruit and vegie box.  Given it was a double decker cake everyone only had a thin slice.  So there was plenty left over to take into work the next day.  Luckily there were no leftovers the second time, otherwise I would have been very worried. 

The Ultimate Banana and ChocoLate Cake

In fact it was all eaten by the time it got to 11am in the morning.  But as the cake contained banana I suppose it was essentially a breakfast item.  



The ultimate banana and chocolate cake
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8049 calories
859 g
1219 g
492 g
89 g
256 g
2054 g
1713 g
497 g
13 g
177 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8049
Calories from Fat 4301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 492g
Saturated Fat 256g
Trans Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 79g
Monounsaturated Fat 98g
Cholesterol 1219mg
Sodium 1713mg
Total Carbohydrates 859g
Dietary Fiber 49g
Sugars 497g
Protein 89g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 350g plain flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 250g butter
  7. 300g sugar
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 90ml Greek yoghurt
  11. 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  12. 135g walnuts, roughly chopped
  1. 280g chocolate, roughly chopped
  2. 125ml water
  3. 140g butter, chopped into small pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Butter the bottom and sides of two round cake tins and line with baking paper.
  2. To make the cake, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
  3. In a mixer beat the butter and sugar until creamed together and light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat in one at a time until incorporated.
  4. Mix in half the flour mixture, followed by the yoghurt and bananas. Stir in the remaining flour mixture then stir in the walnuts until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the cake tins and bake until golden brown, for about 40 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. For the frosting, combine the chocolate and water in a medium heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  7. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the butter until combined.
  8. To assemble the cake loosen the cakes from the tins and then spread a small amount of the frosting over the top of the first cake. Carefully place the second cake on top and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Top with walnuts for decoration.
Gourmet Chick


  1. Yummo! Soooo good, my mouth is watering

  2. Love banana and chocolate cake, and this one looks extremely enticing!

  3. Marvelous cake. It loos delicious!

  4. Yummmmmm! That icing looks so creamy and luscious! 🙂

  5. Wow – this looks heavenly!

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