Need a dessert in a hurry? Have ripe spotty bananas you don’t know what to do with? Here is a simple cake that is moist and full of choc full of chocolate…what’s not to love. The banana flavour is very faint but still there, but more importantly the bananas add a great moistness to the cake. I always have a few cake and pudding mixes in my pantry so I can make this whenever the mood hits.
Banana Double Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
2 ripe bananas
1 pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix (4 serving size)
1 pkg. chocolate layer cake mix (2 layer size)
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk or buttermilk
½ cup mini chocolate chips (do not use regular size chips in this recipe…they will fall to the bottom of the cake)
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash up with your mixer/beaters. Add the rest of the ingredients except the mini chocolate chips. Mix 2-3 minutes on medium speed until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Bake at 350° for 60 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then remove from pan.
Chocolate Ganache Icing:
1 cup semi sweet choc chips
1 can Carnation Thick Cream or 2/3 cup 35% whipping cream
1 tbsp good vanilla extract.
Melt choc. chips and cream in a microwave safe bowl on medium /low until melted, stirring occasionally, usually takes about 2 minutes… stir in liqueur if using. Spoon on to cooled cake encouraging it to slide down the sides. Decorate the top of the cake with shaved chocolate (I used white chocolate on this one), finely chopped nuts or another idea is a crushed up chocolate bar with a crisp centre such as skor or crispy crunch.