Anna Banana's Birthday Cake With Chocolate Fudge Icing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Everyone calls my daughter Anna Banana, and she happens to adore bananas! I made this cake in the shape of a heart. I wrote Happy Birthday in bright yellow on the chocolate fudge icing and made little perfect marzipan bananas for decorations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 9-inch springform pan (or heart-shaped pan.) Cream 1/2 cup butter until light.
  3. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.
  5. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and the mashed bananas.
  6. Sift or mix together the dry ingredients and add to the batter alternately with the sour cream.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan evenly and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the cake springs back when gently pressed in the centre.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes and invert.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. For the icing, melt the chocolate, cocoa, milk and 1/4 cup butter in the top of a double boiler.
  11. Cook until smooth and cool slightly.
  12. Beat in the icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Place the bowl over a larger bowl of ice and water and stir until the icing is spreadable.
  14. Ice the cake and decorate as you wish.
  15. The CKFM Cookbook.


Most Helpful

Great cake and not too sweet. The icing was interesting to make and it didn't harden on me, but the taste was good - not sickeningly sweet. The cake was eaten in a flash!

Rebecca Huynh October 15, 2007

Easy, moist and pretty.

tamesteph November 23, 2013

This cake is so moist! The taste is incredible and it really was not difficult to make at all. It worked perfectly at 30 minutes in the oven and with a plain 9" - I couldn't find my springform. I might try adding nuts next time.

Soup Fly * August 28, 2005

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