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Recipe for family meals :

Banana Chocolate Cake

This recipe was submitted by Bella.

"Every once in a while, it's nice to forget all about calories and being good and enjoy a really yummy cake! This cake is 'glued' together with a special chocolate-banana creme and is so delicious I can hardly believe it's true. And it's become a favorite for birthdays in our family, not least for a chocolate monster like myself !".


150 g (5 oz) butter or margarine
good 5 dl (2 cups) brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla sugar
3 ripe, middle-size bananas
85 g (good 2 1/2 oz) dark chocolate
approx 4 dl (1 3/4 cups) flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp water

Chocolate-banana creme:
85 g (good 2 1/2 oz) dark chocolate or milk chocolate
good 50 g (good 1 3/4 oz) butter or margarine
250 g (8 oz) powdered sugar
1 ripe, middle-size banana
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 - 2 tbs milk



  • Mix room-tempered fat with brown sugar to a smooth mixture.
  • Mix eggs, vanilla sugar and mashed bananas (the mash should be amounted to 2 1/2 dl / 1 cup) and stir this mixture into the brown sugar mixture.
  • Melt the chocolate and allow to cool slightly, then mix in the chocolate in the batter.
  • Beat vigorously.
  • Mix flour and baking powder and stir it into the batter.
  • Last, add water.
  • Divide the batter into 2 greased spring-form pans, about 24 cm / good 9" in diameter.
  • Bake at 200C/400F for about 35 minutes. Try with a stick, it should come out dry.
  • Allow the layers to cool in their pans for about 5 minutes before gently unmolding them onto a rack to cool. Keep the bottom plates until the layers are cold.


  • Melt the chocolate in a waterbath and let cool.
  • Stir fat and powdered sugar smooth.
  • Mash the banana with a fork and mix it into the butter-sugar mixture together with the chocolate.
  • Add vanilla sugar and milk to make the creme really smooth.

Filling and decorating:

Put the two cake layers together, using part of the chocolate-banana creme. Then distribute remaining creme on top and on the sides of the cake. You can pipe it out to a nice pattern if you like, or just spread it. Sprinkle with some finely grated chocolate or cocoa powder. Put the cake in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

If you want to make it in advance, you can keep the cake in the fridge for up to 24 hours.


Makes 1 cake