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Triple Chocolate Banana Cake

Makes a 9x5 loaf pan


Chocolate banana cake

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder I used valrhona
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder optional
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana about 3 medium banana or 2 large
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup greek yoghurt or plain yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup semi sweet mini chocolate chips


  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 100 ml heavy cream


Chocolate banana cake

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  • Grease and flour your loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, yoghurt, bananas, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet, and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until skewer comes out mostly clean or with few moist crumbs.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes before unmoulding and cool completely on wire rack.


  • In a sauce pan, bring cream to a simmer.
  • Then remove from heat and add chocolate.
  • Allow to stand for a minute or two, then whisk until combined and smooth.
  • Cool ganache completely for it to thicken before drizzling over cake.


Adapted from Liv for Cake