This recipe for German Chocolate Banana Cake features the traditional light chocolate cake with a coconut-banana filling. The filling alone is good enough to eat with a spoon!
I’ve never been a huge fan of German chocolate cakes. I don’t exactly know why. It’s just a cake that I never gravitated to. I prefer light and fruity flavors when it comes to cake. Nothing too dense or too rich.
I recently discovered a German chocolate cake with coconut, banana, and macadamia filling from Cooks Illustrated and knew that it was going to be a great choice. The recipe calls for a mix of baking chocolate and cocoa powder. This cake is full of chocolate flavor.
I smashed the bananas and mixed them right into the filling instead of laying slices across the cake. There’s plenty of banana coconut flavor in each bite! I also opted for rum extract instead of alcohol, so even the youngsters can enjoy this delectable cake.