Wowee. This is delicious. Rich in flavor and color and texture – you can’t miss this one. I mean it. Best chocolate banana bread ever. As mentioned in the post from Liv for Cake (below) you can certainly skip the chips and ganache for a less chocolatey experience. And/or add walnuts to cut some of the richness and sweetness. But we loved as is. These days when I bake the sweet often sits on our counter and eventually looks sad and dry (after several days of being ignored). This dessert never had a chance to sit and kids argued over who got the last piece. Yum. I plan to make again this week.
I used half the ganache in the recipe fyi – but saved the rest and will use tomorrow when I make this again.
Here is the recipe...chocolate banana bread.
I followed almost exactly – but used natural Valrhona cocoa powder. Oh, I also doubled the recipe but baked one cake in a larger loaf pan than in the recipe. I find I don’t have to bake as long and I have more control with the overall moistness of the cake. Muffin/cupcake shape would be great as well. You can follow my lead or follow the recipe. Also, remember to read my baking tips (esp measuring flour!) before you bake.