Let me begin with the painful part and end with the banana part because the banana part is sweet and will make the pain go away.

Painful part:

I lost all my e-mail.

All of it.

Don’t know how. But last week, on Thursday evening to be exact, my e-mail went kaput.

Everything. Gone.

So painful. One of the most painful parts was that I lost some Magazine Mondays links sent to me by you … the lovers of MM! Sowwiee!!!!

Okay. Here’s the sweet part to take away the pain:

I made a delicious Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake!


One bite and the e-mail pain disappeared. This delicious cake is from Fine Cooking (Issue #54). Unfortunately the recipe is not available on-line but it’s essentially a banana bread with some melted chocolate stirred into part of the batter. You then alternate the regular batter and the chocolate batter in a bundt pan before baking.

So good!

Remember that to take part in Magazine Mondays, all you have to do is send me a link to a post on your blog based on a magazine recipe. For those of you that sent me links that I managed to lose, please resend!

Have a great week, everyone!


While the Fine Cooking recipe is not available on-line, here are some other really good chocolate banana recipes:

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

Chocolate Chip and Banana Muffins

Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies