Banana Cake with Mocha Ganache

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
This is a Banana Cake with Mocha Ganache topping for all my banana lovers out there. It sure is a favorite in our home over banana bread, cookies and pies. This one is at the top of my list of favorite desserts, but this recipe surely takes the cake!



Banana cake on a plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting


A Childhood Favorite!




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 plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting




Such a Moist Cake!



This cake certainly reminds me of a dense banana bread, but more of a cake.



The chocolate ganache really makes a perfect compliment to the taste of the this delicious cake.



For all those who love nuts, that would be the perfect addition on top. I left them off due to allergies.



I would highly suggest chopped pistachios or roasted chopped almonds on this decadent ganache.





banana cake on a white plate with mocha frosting



Banana Lovers!




I really don't know a better combination other than chocolate and bananas. It's an addicting banana lovers dream.



I even lover chocolate nutella covered bananas, we make them often.



ganache on top of banana cake on a plate  Banana cake on a plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting


A subtle coffee taste




The mocha just makes the hint of flavor enhanced in these banana cakes. The mocha ganache enriches the flavor of the cake and brings the banana cake to a new level.



I also have little tip for you, you can make cupcakes with this batter and freeze them unfrosted. Take them out for guests and keep them on hand!



Cookie sheet with banana cake cooling Banana cake on a plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting





Simple Easy Recipe!



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 on a plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting






Banana cake on a plate from scratch this dense cake with a mocha chocolate frosting

Banana Cake with Mocha Ganance

instructions:

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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3 comments

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

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  2. Totally irresistible with mocha ganache!

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  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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