I promise when I tell you this is probably my absolute favorite and new go-to cake recipe. Simply put – it’s a Banana Cake with a Chocolate Buttercream but it is SO much more than that. It’s beauty and grace and everyone should try this cake at least once.
Banana Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients
This cake, like you may have already guessed calls for very ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are not only easier to mash and work with but they are so much sweeter. This makes them perfect for all sorts of banana desserts – or in this case specifically, Banana Cake with Chocolate Buttercream 🙂
The Chocolate Buttercream used in this recipe pairs PERFECTLY with this cake. But if you wanted to swap it out for a vanilla buttercream, or maybe a cinnamon, or peanut butter buttercream then you 100% do you. No judgement here! You can also skip out on the frosting completely if you’re not a big icing person – this cake is so damn delicious it can be enjoyed just as much on its own.
Banana Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Decorating
This cake is simply amazing on its own so I didn’t want to go crazy with the decorating. I used the back of my spoon to make wavey patterns on the top and I was thrilled with the outcome. If you wanted to use a piping tip to decorate the top of the cake, it’s always an option. You can also use an offset spatula or butterknife to spread the Chocolate Buttercream for a more clean and even finish.
Banana Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Serving
This cake is so delicious that it just didn’t feel right to slice them any smaller…and yet you will still find yourself going for a second piece. I sliced these in large square pieces for everyone to enjoy. But as always…you – do – you 🙂Yum