Chocolate Banana Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake will blow your mind. So soft, so strong, so juicy! The best part: it’s really quick to prepare: all-in-all under an hour if you skip the ganache. Let’s dive right into it.


  • 200 gr dark chocolate
  • 150 gr butter
  • 4 eggs (200 gr)
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 50 gr flour
  • 25 gr cocoa powder
  • 1 packet baking powder (8 gr, 1 teaspoon)
  • 100 ml whipping cream
  • 1-2 bananas (or 150 gr berries)
  • optional: 30 gr chopped hazelnuts


  1. Slowly and carefully melt the butter together with one bar of chocolate (100 gr).
  2. In the meantime, whisk the eggs and sugar until you get foamy consistency.
  3. Mix the remaining dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and optionally hazelnuts) and add them to the egg-sugar mixture. Stir until you get a homogeneous mass.
  4. Add the melted butter and chocolate to the dough and mix until everything is evenly distributed.
  5. Prepare a baking shape of your choice (e.g. springform or silicone shape) with butter and a thin layer of breadcrumbs.
  6. Pour the dough into the baking shape (see Image 1).
  7. Cut the banana into small slices (or use your favourite berries) and put them on top of the dough. Carefully press them into the dough, so that they are mostly covered.
  8. Bake with top-bottom heat for 30-35 minutes at 165° Celsius. Make sure you check the consistency of the cake in the last ten minutes, since the exact timing will depend on your oven. If in doubt, take the cake out a bit earlier to preserve the moisture and texture of the cake (see Image 2).
  9. While the cake is cooling down, heat up the (liquid) whipping cream until it almost boils and then mix in the remaining chocolate bar (100 gr). Apply this ganache mixture on top of the cake with a spatula (see Image 3).

Enjoy your meal!


  • The ganache will take around an hour to fully solidify, but of course you can feel free to cut yourself a piece of the warm cake before that. However, I can also recommend trying the cake fresh out of the fridge.


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Published on 21 February 2021