Choco Banana Cake – A Valentines Day Special

14 Feb

I was surprised by the fact that 5 year old knows already about Valentines day. Riya say’s that it is a heartin day and everyone  should wish their loved ones with greeting card.  She did wish her Dad and me. She also made a greeting card already and sent to her dear friend. She is supposed to wear a pink or red dress to KG as a theme for celebration.

I am sure that so many hearts around the world is dreaming and waiting for this special day to wish their loved ones. Some may be waiting to express their first love. Red roses , Chocolates, greeting cards, customized presents are going to have a good sale. Great day for these Businesses.

Here goes the recipe of this Beautiful Choco Banana cake…


  1. All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cup
  2. Banana – 2(large ones or 1 1/2 cup mashed)
  3. Sugar – 1 Cup
  4. Cocoa – 2 Tbs
  5. Oil – 1/2 cup ( Sunflower or Canola oil)
  6. Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  7. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Egg – 1

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Dark chocolate – 100 gms
  2. Whipping Cream – 50 ml.


1.  Beat the egg, and add all the other ingredients one be by continue mixing it.

2. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C and pour this mixture in the bake tin and bake for 30- 40 min at 170 deg C.

3. Allow the cake  to cool down completely.

4.  For Choco Ganache, bring the  whipping cream to a boil  and add the Chopped chocolate .

5. Continue stirring till the chocolate melts and switch off  the heat.

6. Let the Ganache cool down for 10 – 15 min. (Let it sit in the fridge for 5-10 min)

7.  Now spread ganache on cake and let it sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.

8. Later,decorate the cake  with chocolate shavings and pipe the left over Ganache on the plate.

I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.


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  1. Priya

    February 14, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Kids know almost everything better than us..Happy valentine’s day to u dear..Cake looks absolutely elegant..

  2. Suman Singh

    February 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    yeah, these days kids know almost everything..Choco banana cake looks the shape of it..perfect dessert for the occasion…Happy Valentine’s day to you dear!

  3. uma

    February 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    cake looks yum!

  4. Treat and Trick

    February 15, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Such a beautiful and yummy cake! So perfect for the occasion….

  5. Sushma Mallya

    February 15, 2011 at 5:11 am

    looks so beautiful…

  6. sunitha

    February 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Awesome cake.. looks moist and you have done such a perfect job of icing it.

  7. Suja Sugathan

    February 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Gorgeous cake dear, perfect treat for the occasion.

  8. arthi

    February 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    cake looks so delicious!!happy valentine’s day!!

  9. Namitha

    February 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Aww..that looks so lovey dovey…and I could have a chocolate cake on any day, any time.Hope you had a great V day 🙂

  10. jay

    February 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    wow…cake looks so delicious n tasty…irresistable clicks dear..

  11. jay

    February 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

    wow…cake looks so delicious n tasty…irresistable clicks dear..
    Tasty appetite

  12. akila

    March 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    beautiful cake…. love it and bookmarked…