Thursday, March 22, 2012

Banana Cake

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting



2&1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup buttermilk
6oz mini chocolate chips
fudge frosting


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 pan. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake in preheated oven 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Remove from oven and cool on a damp tea towel (I used paper towel). Frost when completely cool.

This one is a keeper. I altered the original recipe just a touch by using a 9x13 pan, adding the chocolate chips, and the fudge frosting (yum!). This cake does not take longer than traditional banana bread , however, it is much moister. I suggest storing the frosted cake in the refrigerator, not only does it keep the frosting firm, the cool cake goes perfect with a cold glass of milk. Hope you enjoy!

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Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Looks heavenly!!!

Elisa said...

I am going to try that. Looks yummy!

Tricia said...

Mmmm, that looks so good!

tinajo said...

Nothing is wrong with that picture! :-)

A wondering star said...

Lovely photo!
Nam nam .... I love banana and chocolate cake!

DaenelT said...

I never would have thought of chocolate frosting or chocolate chips in the banana cake, but YES!

I'm definitely gonna have to give this a try. I know my kids will love it.

geetlee said...

oh yummy!! i want to try this out for sure. thanks for sharing :)

Elaine A. said...

You're always tempting us with such gorgeous and yummy treats! ;)

Rebecca said...

Both the cake and the photo.....delish!

Heather said...

Oh mygosh, I wish I wouldn't have looked because I'm Trying to watch what I eat. But Im so glad I did because its a great photo and I can just eat the photo ;) Great job with the shot!

el-mundo-en-colores said...

can I have a piece? so so delicious they look!

Mira Crisp said...

Oh my! This cake looks heavenly delicious! :) So glad you linked to Food Photography this week too. Thank you! :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh my goodness. I just tried putting choc chips in my batch of banana bread the other day. Never thought of frosting it. I think I might just do that next time. LOOKS AMAZING Tiffany!

Susan said...

Oh my, what a great combination. I'm going to try this one for sure.


deb duty said...

Looks so good!