Super Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe



  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) butter
  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 grams (3 ounces) banana (for the batter)
  • 1 banana (for topping)
  • 70 grams (0.5 cup) flour
  • 30 grams (0.25 cup) cocoa powder
  • 5 grams (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) milk chocolate
  • 35 milliliters (2.5 tablespoons) vegetable oil (neutral flavor)
  • 80-100 grams (3-4 ounces) hazelnuts


  • Mixing Bowls

    Choose different sizes to streamline your prep. Stainless steel is ideal for easy cleaning.

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

    A must-have for that light and airy batter consistency.

  • Fork or Blender

    Perfect for mashing those bananas to a smooth consistency. A fork keeps some texture, while a blender ensures no lumps.

  • Baking Pan

    Use a rectangular pan for a classic cake shape and ensure it's lined with parchment paper for easy removal.

  • Microwave or Double Boiler

    Essential for melting chocolate without burning. Short bursts in the microwave work wonders!

  • Spatula

    Great for smoothing the glaze over the cake. Silicone spatulas are flexible and easy to handle.


Step 1

Cake Preparation

Beat softened butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt and eggs, then mix well.
Combine all dry ingredients and add to the mixture, stirring until smooth.
Mash the banana with a fork or blender and add to the batter, mixing thoroughly.
Pour the batter into a rectangular baking pan lined with parchment paper, place a halved banana on top, and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 45-50 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
Let it cool and refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 2

Glaze Preparation

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in short bursts or over a double boiler. Add oil and mix well.
Chop hazelnuts with a knife or blender and add to the chocolate mixture.
Cover the cake on all sides, smoothing with a spatula if desired. Serve immediately or let the glaze set in the fridge for 10 minutes.


Serving Suggestions

Elevate each slice of this Banana Chocolate Cake with some fun and creative serving ideas. 🌟

Top with Whipped Cream: Add a dollop of freshly whipped cream for extra indulgence. A sprinkle of cocoa powder on top makes it picture-perfect! 📸

Serve with Fresh Berries: Fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries add a burst of freshness that complements the rich chocolate and banana flavors. 🍓

Ice Cream Pairing: A scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor can take this cake to another level. Vanilla, chocolate, or even salted caramel are excellent choices. 🍨

Drizzle with Caramel Sauce: Adding a drizzle of caramel sauce gives an irresistible sweet and salty balance. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth! 🍯

Don’t be afraid to get creative and try different combinations. This cake is a versatile base for all your sweet adventures! 🎉


Gluten-Free Variation 🌾

Switch out the standard flour for a gluten-free blend at a 1:1 ratio. Ensure your baking powder is gluten-free to keep it safe for those with gluten sensitivities.

Vegan Variation 🌱

Replace the butter with a plant-based alternative, such as margarine or coconut oil. Substitute the eggs with flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water per egg) and use dark chocolate for the glaze to ensure it's dairy-free. Opt for a neutral-flavored vegetable oil for the best taste.

Experimenting with these variations ensures everyone can enjoy this delicious Banana Chocolate Cake, no matter their dietary preferences! 🎂


  • How do I know when the cake is done?

    Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean or with a few dry crumbs, it's ready!

  • Can I use regular chocolate chips for the glaze?

    Absolutely! Simply melt them just like you would with a chocolate bar, and you're good to go.

  • What’s the best way to store this cake?

    Keep the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

  • Can I make this cake ahead of time?

    Yes, you can bake the cake a day ahead and refrigerate it. Just add the glaze right before serving.

  • How can I make the glaze extra smooth?

    Ensure you are melting the chocolate slowly and evenly, either in short microwave bursts or over a double boiler. Add the oil slowly while mixing to achieve a silky consistency.

  • Can I add mix-ins to the batter?

    Feel free to add nuts, chocolate chips, or even dried fruits to the batter. Just fold them in at the end before pouring the batter into the baking pan.

Nutrition facts

Super Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 450-500 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):450 - 500
Total Fat:29g
Saturated Fat:11g
Total Carbohydrate:52g
Total Sugars:33g