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Chocolate Ganache Banana Cake

Chocolate Ganache Banana Cake

A simple banana sheet cake is easy to whip up, but seems so elegant when topped with a silky chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache Banana Cake

What do you guys think about sheet cakes? They aren’t as popular as the round cakes but if you ask me to feed a crowd of 20 people, I would always make a sheet cake. First of all, they are so easy to make and then it’s so easy to slice and serve them. Whether it’s a birthday party or potluck or any get together, sheet cakes are the way to go.

I keep sharing these banana muffin recipes on my blog all the time. So this time when I had ripe bananas at home, I thought to change things a bit and make this sheet cake in stead.

Chocolate Ganache Banana Cake

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You can make the cake a day in advance. Let it cool down and then wrap the cake tightly using a cling sheet. You can then keep it at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight. Next morning, prepare the ganache, pour it over the cake and serve.

Manali Singh
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Wet ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk I used 2%
  • 1 cup mashed banana from 3-4 bananas

Chocolate Ganache

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, salt, cinnamon powder, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat butter and sugar till creamy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix. Add eggs, one at a time and mix till well combined.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and mix till combined.
  • Then add the flour mix in parts. Add it in 3 parts. Add greek yogurt and milk alternatively with the flour.
  • Mix till everything is combined but do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 F degrees for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and after 5 minutes flip on to the wire rack. Peel the parchment paper and let it cool completely.

 

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