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Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster Topping



What a beautiful day!!!  Ideal for savoring the scrumptious Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster Topping that I have for you today.   Wouldn’t you agree?!  😉

This drunken mocha cake also represents our contribution for the month of August to the Chocolate Party hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking.  Our secret ingredient this time is coffee!!!  Our drunken mocha cake, made from the combination of chocolate and coffee, is EXTREMELY moist, rich, and just as delicious as our previous Chocolate Party treats: Chocolate-Strawberry SlumpWhite Chocolate-Cherry Pie Bars, and Chocolate Pudding ice Cream Pie.

I called this mocha cake drunken not only because the batter contains alcohol, but also because it’s so moist that it looks like it has been soaked in some.  But don’t worry!!!  This drunken mocha cake can still be consumed by children since all alcohol content evaporates during the baking process.  I intend to devour my drunken mocha cake with a good scoop of coffee ice cream …. although a cup of coffee or tea would pair great with this exciting drunken mocha cake as well.  How about you?  Any thoughts?

Drunken Mocha Cake With Banana Foster Topping -- Extremely Moist and Sassy!!!

Have a stupendous week eating our drunken mocha cake!!!  And take a look also at the other recipes below prepared by my fellow bloggers.  They are all to die for…


Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster Topping

Yield: 1 (10 in) cake

Segment: From My Table To Yours/ Chocolate Party

Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster Topping -- Extremely Moist and Sassy!!!!


For the Cake:

1 (1 lb 0.5 oz) devil’s food cake mix (I used Duncan Hines mix)
1 (3 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix (I used Jello pudding)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup oil
1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
1 tablespoon coffee cream liqueur or dark rum
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the Banana Foster Topping:

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1-1/2 ounces)
1 cup light brown sugar
5 ripe yet firm medium bananas, sliced
1/2 cup dark rum
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine both the cake and pudding mix, sugar, yogurt, eggs, oil, cooled coffee, and coffee liqueur or rum. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds and then beat for 2 minutes on medium.  Stir in the chocolate chips by hand and pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.  Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely.  Run a knife gently around the edges if necessary.  Place a plate over the top of the cake and flip the cake over.
  3. Prepare the banana foster topping :

    In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar, mix thoroughly, and reserve. In a  large skillet, combine the butter and brown sugar; then, place the pan over medium heat.  Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts completely and the mixture caramelizes to a creamy, rich brown color.  This process requires approximately 4-5 minutes. Then, add the sliced bananas to the skillet  and cook for approximately 1 minute, stirring gently every now and then.  Remove pan from the heat, pour rum into the pan, return pan to the heat, and carefully ignite with a long match, or just tilt the skillet to ignite.  Note: Never pour the alcohol straight from the bottle if the pan is on the stove; any splash-back can ignite, and the flame can travel into the bottle. Finally, scatter the cinnamon-sugar mixture directly over the flame.  As the flames die,  stir gently to combine all the ingredients.  Stir in the the vanilla extract.  Use the warm Bananas Foster as a topping for the unmolded drunken mocha cake.  Serve mocha cake with a cup of coffee or tea, or with a scoop of coffee ice cream.  Enjoy!

Note: This cake batter recipe was adapted from Inside BruCrew Life.




** A huge thanks to my daughter, Hannah, who helped me take these pictures.  You are a great photography assistant, my love!!!


Roxana's Chocolate Party

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61 Responses to Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster Topping

  1. The Café Sucre Farine August 5, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    This looks fabulous, love the addition of caramely bananas! I’ll take mine with a glass of ice cold milk please!

    • Denise Browning August 5, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      Thank, Chris! Eating this cake with a glass of ice cold milk is definitely a good way to devour it.

  2. Shashi @ August 5, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Oh my! This cake sounds so easy but looks so simply decadent! Simply sinful!
    This is the second time I am seeing info about the chocolate party – looks like such a fun party to be part of!

  3. Liz August 5, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I’d love a big bowl of those caramelized bananas with a side of cake! Definitively sassy!!!

    • Denise Browning August 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

      LOL, Liz! We think alike…I am crazy for banana foster.

  4. Julia | August 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    This cakes looks so moist and just so special! You’re making me hungry – I need a piece of this for breakfast right now!

    • Denise Browning August 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      I wish we live nearby, Julia! I’d have certainly shared this cake with you anytime.

  5. Ash- foodfashionparty August 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh myyy.. Denise, this looks so delicious. I would so love to eat this with a huge scoop of vanilla icecream. You are so tempting m e to cook this up.

    • Denise Browning August 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

      Glad that you approve it, Ash! Eating this cake warm with a scoop of ice cream is the best.

  6. [email protected] is How I Cook August 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Love bananas foster and chocolate! Great, winning combo!

  7. The Ninja Baker August 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Yay! Even an exquisite chef uses time-saving cake mixes sometimes. Your creation is gorgeous, Denise. Kids of all ages would be thrilled to bite into a volcano cake spilling over with scrumptiousness =) Coffee ice cream would be a lovely addition.

    • Denise Browning August 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Sure! Adding the right ingredients, make any cake made from cake mix taste like made from scratch. This cake was so moist and delicious that almost 2/3 of the cake was eaten in one single afternoon. 🙂

  8. Coffee and Crumpets August 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    What a decadent cake Denise! I love the banana foster topping!


    • Denise Browning August 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

      Thanks, Nasneen! I wish you were here so we could have chat while eating this cake with a cup of coffee.

  9. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories August 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    That looks seriously moist and good. And the bananas foster just adds to it. I want some now! =)

    • Denise Browning August 8, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

      True! This is the moister cake that I have ever eaten, Karen! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. [email protected] August 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Oh my gosh, Denise! This looks AMAZING! I just love this type of cake! And the bananas are such a surprising twist Coffee, chocolate and bananas…….is it wrong that I want this for breakfast tomorrow! Your pictures are so inviting, too! : )

  11. GourmetGetaways August 6, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Oh this looks so special!
    I love the use of bananas, they would go so well with the chocolate and coffee. Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Amy Tong August 6, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    This Drunken Mocha Cake with Banana Foster sounds decadent and definitely a delicious treat. Can’t wait to try it.

  13. Sugar et al August 6, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    I have decided to have this all by myself. So choclatey, gooey, moist…just awesome! And the topping is just as fantastic! I’m giving it some pin love:-)

  14. Deb August 6, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    What a sumptuous dessert! The mocha cake paired with bananas are just sparkling with goodness!

  15. [email protected] August 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Gosh, that looks so decadent and amazing! I want a slice.

  16. Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania August 7, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    I loved this drunken cake. i wanted to give my husband a surprise, so I tried this cake yesterday. It tasted awesome! It was so moist and full of flavour!! This recipe is a keeper!

    • Denise Browning August 7, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      Thank you, Purabi! I am so glad that you tried this cake and loved it. We did love it as well. I intend to use this recipe for every chocolate cake that I make because it is the moister that I have ever eaten.

    • Denise Browning August 9, 2013 at 12:01 am #

      Thanks so much for having tried this recipe at home, Purabi! And twitted about it as well. I am glad that your husband loved it.

  17. Juliana August 7, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Denise, que delicia de bolo…quando vi “drunken” ja gostei…chocolate e banana foster combinacao otima.
    Have a lovely week my dear 😀

  18. Rachel Cotterill August 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Drunken mocha cake? I’m liking the sound of that! 🙂

    • Denise Browning August 9, 2013 at 12:03 am #

      Better than the sound of it, it’s the taste, Rachel! 🙂

  19. [email protected] August 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Bananas, chocolate, and coffee! Holy Moly! Love the combination.

    • Denise Browning August 9, 2013 at 12:04 am #

      Me too, Christin! I think these 3 flavors pair well together.

  20. Kiran @ August 8, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    All of our favorite ingredients into one moist cake! Yum!!

  21. Cindys Recipes and Writings August 8, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    Coffee ice cream sounds wonderful with this!

  22. Mi Vida en un Dulce August 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I think that liqueu always puts a special flavor in a recipe.

    • Denise Browning August 10, 2013 at 8:14 am #

      I do agree with you, Nydia! Liqueur makes any dessert more flavorful…

  23. Kumar's Kitchen August 10, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    what a chocolaty treat…cake looks perfectly moist and tender…just melts in one’s mouth…yummmm
    gorgeuos dessert 🙂

    • Denise Browning August 10, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      Thanks, Kumar! Yes, this cake was the moister that I have ever made and eaten…

  24. Raymund August 11, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    Wow I missed coming here, after a long vacation here I am back again looking at that delicious looking cake!

    • Denise Browning August 11, 2013 at 7:42 am #

      Thanks, Raymund! It’s good to have you visiting FBTY again.

  25. Elizabeth @ August 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I love this! My husband is obsessed with bananas foster and I don’t make it nearly enough–adding it on top of a delicious chocolate cake is a great way to please both of us!

    • Denise Browning August 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

      Thanks, Elizabeth! Just like your husband, I love banana foster. I cannot get enough of it. I hope you can try this cake one of these days. You won’t regret it.

  26. Nami | Just One Cookbook August 15, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Oh Denise! This druken mocha cake looks so goo! And thank you for putting banana foster topping with the cake, PERFECT!

  27. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    What a gorgeous cake! Thanks so much for sharing it on the Chocolate Party!

  28. [email protected] October 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Denise, your mocha cake looks amazingly wonderful and moist. The banana foster topping is simply perfect.

  29. saphire October 17, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    i decided to use this recipe for a birthday cake and made it a two layer style with a caramel pecan filling and Kahlua cream cheese frosting. the cake was so moist and full of rich chocolate flavor! The pudding and yogurt really helped enhance the cake by making it more moist and the only thing i would change is to make my coffee stronger next time before adding it in. being in a family of non cake-crazy people, one of my family members told me it was the best chocolate cake they ever had and went back for seconds! i will definitely make this again, thanks for a great recipe!

    • Denise Browning October 17, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      Thanks a lot, Saphire! I am happy to know that you and your family enjoyed this cake so much to the point of making it again. If you are a coffee lover, you definitely should use a stronger one because the chocolate flavor is the one that reigns in this recipe. My family and I also love this cake a lot because its rich flavor and especially its moistness. Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a great day!

  30. Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner October 17, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    This looks absolutely divine!!! Loved how you frosted it with caramelized bananas. Wish I could have a piece mmm..:)

  31. Deise January 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    It looks delicious. I love cake with banana!

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