Banana Cake with Mocha Ganache

Here is a moist delicious Banana Cake with Mocha Ganache for all my banana lovers out there. It sure is a favorite in our home.
Banana bread, cookies and pies, are all at the top of my list of favorite desserts, but this recipe surely takes the cake!

Banana cake on a plate with mocha frosting

When I was growing up, mom always made this cake with our over ripe bananas. It was so sweet and I loved how dense it was. It reminds me of banana bread but much moister.

Mom would always dust the cake squares with powdered sugar. Dad was never fond of frosting.

I loved this cake with whipped cream on it. Sometimes even in season some strawberries. The cake really was so versatile to do many things with.

Banana cake on a white plate with frosting

banana cake on a white plate with mocha frosting

ganache on top of banana cake on a plate

Cookies sheet with banana cake cooling

This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. There isn't much that you will need to buy. Most of the ingredients are in your pantry.  Bake the cake, cool and make this decadent mocha ganache for the topping or just dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

banana cake with chocolate frosting on a white plate

Banana Cake with Mocha Ganance


Make the banana cake batter:

1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt

 Cream sugar and butter together, beating around 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and banana's along with flavoring. Mix well. Pour in to a brownie size baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees till brown and set in the middle, using the toothpick method. Bake around 25 minutes. Cool completely.

Dust with powdered sugar or spread with ganache frosting.

Make the Ganache:

1 cup chocolate of your choice chopped I used semi sweet
1/4 heavy cream
1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee or regular instant coffee

Add the chocolate to a microwave proof bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds stirring until chocolate melts continue 30 second intervals. Stir in the heavy cream and espresso until smooth and blended together.

Spread over the cooled banana cake squares.

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  1. I love the combo of banana and chocolate. Plus I love cake. This is a winner!

  2. Totally irresistible with mocha ganache!

  3. My family loves frosting! What a simple, delicious banana cake---and the mocha ganache definitely kicks it up a notch :)


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