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Banana Chocolate Cake – Bananas are the New Pineapple

Banana Chocolate Cake

Banana Chocolate CakeI’m on a roll with the banana and chocolate desserts and I’m totally thinking bananas should be the new pineapple this summer. This cake is two layers of chocolate cake, one layer of delicious banana cake and filled with a banana flavored buttercream. This cake takes the, well, it’s banana-licious!

Banana Chocolate Cake

Supplies

1 Layer Banana Cake
2 Layers Chocolate Cake
Banana Vanilla Buttercream
White Fondant
Yellow Food Color Gel (I used this one “nofollow””>here)
Brown Food Color Gel (I used this one here)
Small paint brush (used for food only)
Fondant sponge

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Banana Chocolate Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cake
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Serves: 1 Three-Layer Cake
 
Ingredients
  • For the Banana Cake:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup banana, mashed
  • ½ teaspoon banana flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon banana flavor
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  • For the Chocolate Cake:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • For the Banana Buttercream:
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon banana flavor
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  • White Fondant
  • Yellow Food Color Gel (I used this one here)
  • Brown Food Color Gel (I used this one here)
  • Small paint brush (used for food only)
  • Fondant sponge
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease three 8" round cake pans (you can also use an 11" x 12" x 2" sheet cake pan and an 8" pastry ring for the chocolate cake. I use this one and this one).
  3. For the banana cake, sift together dry ingredients
  4. Add all of your wet ingredients to your dry and mix on medium speed until just combined
  5. Pour the mixture into your prepared 8" cake pan and place in the oven
  6. Bake cake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  7. While your banana cake is baking, prepare your chocolate cake mix (follow steps 3 - 6)
  8. Let your cakes cool for about 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  9. Start making your buttercream while your cakes are cooling
  10. Once cakes are cool, you can trim your cakes to about a 2.5 inch layer (you just want to make sure they're the same size or, I like to wrap and freeze my cake layers for about 20 minutes, it makes it a little easier to trim
  11. Once your cake layers are prepared place on a cake board or cake stand and assemble your layers (chocolate cake, banana buttercream filling, banana cake, banana buttercream filling and finish with the last chocolate cake layer). Dirty ice your cake and place in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  12. Roll out your fondant to about ⅛" thick and large enough to cover your entire cake
  13. Take your cake out of the fridge and frost with the banana buttercream and cover with your fondant
  14. Finally, paint on your bananas. I sponged on the yellow food color gel and then painted on the banana outlines
  15. To make the buttercream, add your softened butter and about two cups of your powdered sugar and mix on low until just combined
  16. Add 1 more cup of powdered sugar, vanilla extract, banana flavor and heavy whipping cream and mix until just combined
  17. At this point continue to add the rest of your powdered sugar until your desired consistency is reached. You want your buttercream to be thick enough to stay put on your cake, but still spreadable. If it gets too thick just add a little more heavy cream (1 tablespoon at a time)

Banana Chocolate Cake

I really, really love this cake. It’s the perfect combination of banana flavor and definitely satisfies my chocolate sweets craving. I want to see your version of this delicious cake. Share with me on Instagram with #tweedledeeazsweettreats

Photos and Recipe by Brandi Van Leer

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