Mole cake – or: “Memories of my childhood”

Recently, we had it in the student laboratory at the University of – as I work to earn some money, but mainly because it gives me a lot of fun – from baking. It was a birthday of a very dear colleague on the plan that we wanted to surprise addition to her gift with a homemade cake. Such situations I like to use from around the way to improve my baking skills and try new recipes.

Now the question was: What kind of cake it should be? I felt like bananas in combination with chocolate. Then I had the same as the mole cake in mind. This there was formerly often with us at children's birthday and the last time I ate this I was no older than 12 So far too long!
To my amazement, the other did not know this cake – even though they are my age.
Thus, it was clear: There should be a mole cake!

This was first for me, since I have this never even baked. But I had the cake yet so delicious reminder that I was looking forward to the jaws and on the subsequent digestion. So buy quickly whiz in the kitchen, wash hands not forget and off we went:

Mole cake
Total time

Mole cake


For the base:
  • 150g Butter
  • 180g sugar
  • 230g Mehl
  • 45g Kakao
  • 1 1/2 TL Backpulver
  • 3 eggs
  • 120ml Milch
For the filling:
  • ca. 5 banana – prefer to buy one more, so that the soil is filled in correctly
  • 90g geraspelte Schokolade – whole milk or bittersweet, depending on taste
  • 600ml Sahne
  • 3 packages of cream stabilizer
  • some fat for the form


  1. Put all the ingredients for the base into a mixing bowl and stir with the hand mixer. A springform pan (mine had a diameter of 26cm) grease and pour in the batter.
    The whole thing comes for about 30 minutes at 170 ° C circulating air in the oven. Before removing important to check with a stick and see if the ground is really by!
    Fresh from the oven
  2. Remove the bottom of the springform pan and allow to cool. Then, with a tablespoon of this 1/2cm deep hollow one, being towards the edge about 2cm distance should be respected. Chop the crumbs with your hands in a bowl and set aside – this we need at the end of the “Earth” of the hill.
  3. Now the bananas are peeled and halved lengthwise. These are designed with the surfaces face down on the hollowed ground.
  4. The cream until stiff and meanwhile add the cream stabilizer slowly. So I succeed at higher temperatures, I find a few minutes before the mixing bowl and stirring hook my mixer in the freezer. The cream I keep always in the refrigerator. This method is with me since each cream has stiffened.
  5. The grated chocolate with a spoon into the cream lift. Then delete the cream cream to the edge on the ground to sculpt a hill.
    With the cream form the hill
  6. So spread the crumbs on the hill that is then nothing more to see of the cream filling.
  7. Finally, make the cake for about 2 hours in the fridge and ready is the work of art.

The finished cake Mole

The mole cake was super to my colleagues. This I baked a few days later to celebrate my sponsored child again. He's actually done quite well both times – So you dare 🙂

What is still missing on the Molehill? Right, the mole!
This form can be dyed with food coloring marzipan or fondant.
Both times I tried it to be molded out of fondant, which I really wanted to make marshmallow fondant itself – unfortunately without success 🙁 The consistency of my fondant was too hard to form a figure. I still do not know what I'm just failed.
Next time I'll try it with marzipan or fondant purchased, which I have but am determined for the future with the homemade fondant. As soon as I finally do not give up!

Enjoy the meal,


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