Monday, June 13, 2011


I usually make a banana bread out of leftover ripe bananas, but I wanted to try something different this time. I found an interesting recipe on originally called Banana Coffee Cake Diamond, which combined bananas with chocolate and coffee. The cake was very moist, and the flavor combination was intriguing. The teenagers loved it. Serve with some whipped cream or your favorite frosting.

Chocolate Banana Coffee Cake

1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 ver ripe bananas, mashed well
3/4 cup sour cream
125g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon espresso or strong coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 175 deg C.

I used a silicone baking mold, but if you are using a regular bundt pan, grease and flour it beforehand.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix bananas and sour cream.

In another bowl, beat butter, white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then coffee and vanilla.

Alternately beat in flour and banana mixture in batches, until well combined.

Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for about 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack.

Dust with confectioner's sugar, and serve with whipped cream or frosting.


  1. What a beautiful loaf that is. Recipe is fantastic, too. Chocolate and coffee_ who'd say no to that? I do usually have over ripe bananas which will be so good for this recipe. It looks so dense and moist.

  2. sounds like a refreshing take on the old fashioned banana bread.. the chocolate and coffee are sure ways to perk it up a little bit. btw, how's it been, i haven't heard from you awhile... take care and hope to see you around!


  3. Me too, I always have left over bananas. Got to try this recipe. Your cake us calling my name.

  4. YUMMY!! That looks so good Tita Annie! I'll ask my mom to make this.

  5. I love this recipe, it has all my favorite ingredients! And the color of the loaf is so chocolatey!

  6. I love the baking pan you used. Banana bread with mocha flavors souns like a great combo.