Jul 192011

I don’t seldom post my recipe twice or more on the blog.

Hmmm actually, i don’t even repeat most recipes given the innumerable of recipes out there waiting for me to undertake.

But when i do, like today, it means just 3 things — it’s easy, it’s good and it’s easy.

Whenever i think of banana cake, this recipe will come to mind. But last week, i was itching for something more dramatic looking hence, this cake but with more layers and the chocolate mousse that probably worth 5000 calories? My only consolation? The banana cake is much healthier than the norms because of the yogurt substitute!

Of course, you can always bake the simpler but more practical version like i often do, which is excellent for breakfast or tea time.

I didn’t have that much of bananas left after this cake was baked, which explains the not-so-uniformed-looking caramelized banana slices on top. :P

Triple Layer Chocolate Banana Yogurt Cake

** good for 7″ x 3

banana yogurt cake

4 oz unsalted butter

3 oz yogurt, plain

5 oz caster sugar

2 tbsp milk

2 eggs

9 tiny bananas, mashed

8 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

a handful of walnut, toasted, broken into small pieces


1. cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.

2. add eggs, 1 by 1.

3. add bananas.

4. stir in the sifted flour, together with baking soda and baking powder + walnut, alternating with yogurt and 1 tbsp milk at a time.

5. bake at 180 for 25-35 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.

chocolate mousse

  • 500g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 500ml single (pouring) cream, whipped
  • 3 tbsp rum, optional

To make the chocolate mousse, place the chocolate and vanilla seeds in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. Fold the chocolate mixture through the cream until well combined. Spoon the mousse over as filling and cover the cake with the remaining of the mousse there after. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

To caramelized banana

Slice the bananas and arrange them on the tray. Sprinkle some sugar on top of these slices and torch them immediately. Arrange them neatly on top of the cake before serving.


Verdict :

Be it straight out from the fridge when the chocolate is all set and a little hard, or when it’s out for 10 minutes from the fridge when the chocolate is a little soft and chocolate-y, it tasted superb either way! The chocolate, the crunchy walnut bits and the heavy banana cake.. you can’t quite resist this one i tell ya!

But if i’m made to pick, i’ll opt for straight out from the fridge — not too chocolate-y and i’m huge on chocolate truffle. ;)

* This cake is FoodGawker’s Most Favourited Cake!

  33 Responses to “Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse & Banana Yogurt Cake”

  1. wow!! this lovely cake, wish I can take a slice ;)

  2. The burnished banana slices on top look divine!

  3. I love chocolate banana cake!! any spare for us?? drooooooooool~

  4. Impressive!

  5. Decadent! I love those bananas on top!

  6. Thank you all! :)

  7. I love this… how i wish i can bite the screen when seeing the 1st photo!!! Look at those golden brown banana slices… errrrrrr…… keep a slice for me SAT!@!!!!!

  8. I’m WEAK in the knees…..

  9. this looks SO GOOD! i want to make and eat some now! banana prices too high here!!
    arghhhhhh :(

  10. Amazing looking cake, I have not tried this banana/chocolate combination before because my boys do not like bananas!

  11. the chocolate looks intenseeee… ooooo

  12. Thanks all! One can gain a few pounds by just looking at it eh? :P

    Jeannie : banana in cakes are totally different! u oughtta give it a try. they might just go ga-ga over it ;)

  13. i love bananas! in any form ;) btw, if i dont have the ‘torch’, is there any other way to make caramelized bananas?

  14. Look fantastic. I have a champagne party this weekend at home and i need to suprise everybody with a great cake because everybody start to think that in spain we can´t cook cakes (really is quite a true). Do you know instead use the tork i can grill the bananas?

  15. hazel : yes there are. just grill the bananas in the oven. make sure you use the top shelf ;)

    kitchenvoyage : thank you! i’ve never heard of that before… spanish can’t bake cakes? Really? well well, bake this and see what they’ve got to say aye? If you don’t have the torch, just place the bananas under the grill. All the best! :)

  16. Geeoorrgeeeouuus looking cake indeed, would love a big hunk’a that right now :)

  17. Just to be clear, 180*C? I look forward to making this cake next time I have extra bananas that need using up!

  18. That looks incredibly delicious! I chocolate and bananas are perfect together! And I love the bananas on top :D

  19. How many eggs?

  20. sasha : thank you :)

    total zelanity : yup, 180c but if your oven is on the hot side, which mine is, i would use 160c. have fun baking!

    heidi : caramelized bananas rawwwkk..

    pia : amended

  21. How I wish I could have the cake and bananas as well… greeedy… sudah pasti ;P

  22. Speechless….this looks fantabulous! Havnt seen anything quite like it before, and want it in my life right this moment :) Gorgeousgorgeous photos too. Your blog is just awesome!

  23. Gosh, the cake looks absolutely stunning! Gosh, have to bookmarked this for later use. Thanks so much.
    Hope you’re having a lovely evening.

  24. Thot ur mousse recipe is ganache till i noitce that you whip the cream. To whip the cream till soft peak or stiff peak?

  25. lisa : sudah pasti! burung same jenis terbang together! ahahahaa!

    sasha : thank you thank you thank you! :))

    kristy : let me know how yours went? Luck!

    shandee : soft or stiff peaks, it’s really up to you. if you like your mousse a little more solid, then stiff it is.. otherwise, for more truffle like, go for soft.

  26. How many eggs do you use?!

  27. and can you use Nutella for the chocolate???


    oh Found the eggs!!! :D

  28. Carmen : you could, but it’s not gonna cheap. However, i’ve no idea how well Nutella freezes but by all means, do give it a try if you fancy Nutella. Baking is all about trials, trials and more trials. :)

  29. The ounce measurements, that’s weight or quantity?

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