Double Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Renée G.


I came up with this by playing around with three separate recipes – two for banana bread and a chocolate pound cake - little tweak here and a little change there; then, I just held my breath while it baked, hoping it wouldn’t turn into a brown door stop. But, I was quite pleased with the end result. I hope you will like it, too.

NOTE: I don't always make the glaze but choose instead to use a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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12 - 16


20 Min


50 Min





1½ cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp. instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 bananas, mashed
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


¼ cup half & half
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 º F. Grease & flour a bundt pan, or spray with non-stick baking spray.
Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
With electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Thoroughly mix in eggs and bananas.
Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
Turn into prepared bundt baking pan. Bake 40 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Begin checking at 40 minutes then keep baking/checking at 5 minute intervals until toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan, on wire rack for 45 minutes.
Turn out cake onto wire rack and continue to cool.
Heat half & half, brown sugar and instant coffee over medium heat until brown sugar has dissolved and mixture just begins to simmer slightly. DON’T BOIL. Quickly stir in vanilla and butter until melted and remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, but don’t stir; just allow to sit 2-3 minutes. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool; then, drizzle over cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American