I seemed to have an abundance of super-ripe bananas on my counter over the past few days and I wanted to make a cake with them. I pulled out an old recipe binder and found the tab called 'Nick Malgieri'. As I looked through what I had, the recipe for Cocoa Banana Coffee Cake caught my eye. I had all the ingredients and the cake was what I was looking for - a no fuss Bundt that packed a chocolate punch and used 4 bananas. We were in business.
I can't rave enough about this cake. The batter mixed up into a deep brown colour that was the consistency of semi-chunky pudding. It baked for exactly 55 minutes and rose beautifully. I turned it out to cool and couldn't wait to try it.
The cake is deliciously moist with a perfect balance of chocolate and banana. It is a notch above regular chocolate cake and Malgieri suggests having a slice with chocolate ice cream. The recipe is a keeper and everyone loved it so much I have none today. Good excuse to make another one sometime soon. If you're interested, the recipe comes from the aptly titled book, Chocolate.
Recipe: Cocoa Banana Bundt Cake