Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake<< Back to list

Cake, Dessert
2sticksunsalted butter, at room temperature
2cupsall purpose flour
1tspbaking powder
1tspbaking soda
4medium ripe banana,peeled and diced
2large eggs
1cupboiling water
1cupunsalted peanuts for the garnish (optional) (I used slivered almonds, because I had them.)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Icing:
1cupsmooth peanut butter
powdered sugar
4ozsemisweet chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly butter 3 9 inch round pans and line them with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the banana pieces at medium speed, until just incorporated. Add the sifted dry ingredients, mix well. Add the boiling water on low speed. Run a rubber spatula around the side and bottom of the mixer to make sure that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake 25-30minutes, rotating the pans if necessary. Let them cool to room temperature. Invert the cakes and peel of the parchment paper.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the peanut butter and powdered sugar together,and beat for about 4 minutes at high speed until very smooth. Add the melted chocolate and beat on medium high for about 1 minute. Leave at room temperature.
  6. Spread 1/2 cup of the icing over one of the cake layers. Top with another cake layer ad another 1/2 cup icing. Place the final cake layer on top. Spread the remaining icing on top of that last layer and down the side of the entire cake. Refrigerate for several hours or until the icing is firm to the touch.

12 servings

  • The original recipe has a chocolate ganache over the peanut butter frosting. I wouldn't be able to handle that much frosting, nor can Kevin eat ganache, but feel free to add some if you like.
    [talyn - 2008-02-03 17:07:37]

A yummy banana cake that's not nearly as hard as Grandma Wanda's


Feb 3, 2008

Sep 11, 2008

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