Thursday is Recipe Day – Double Chocolate Banana Rum Crumb Cakes

by Anthony Salemme, contributing chef

It seems that everyone cannot eat their bananas fast enough these days. So, why not incorporate some into these decadent cakes?

Crumb topping

¾ cup flour

¾ cup dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup dark cocoa powder

1/3 cup softened butter

Mix together with your hands until well combined and crumbly.


1 ½ cups flour

½ cup dark cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup dark brown sugar

½ stick butter (softened)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream

2 ounces Akal Chai Rum or gold rum

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)

¼ cup powdered sugar for garnish on top

In a stand mixer on low speed cream the butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time then the vanilla and rum. Slowly add the dry ingredients and the yogurt. Lastly add the chips and bananas.

Divide mixture into 6 greased large muffin tin molds or an 8”x8” greased pan.

Top with the crumble mixture.

Bake at 350 F for 20- 25 minutes. Let cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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