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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

20 November 2010 2,996 views 13 Comments

My mom has been making chocolate chip banana cake for as long as I can remember. As I’m sitting down (ok lying down) to write this post, I think it should more accurately be called banana cake with chocolate chips, nuts and brown sugar. But chocolate chip banana cake is shorter and easier to remember and it’s always best to lead with the chocolate.

piece chocolate chip banana cake

I usually make this cake on special occasions and also when I find myself with at least three frozen bananas in the freezer. Chocolate Chip Banana Cake is my favorite way to use up overripe bananas. Without further ado, the recipe:

Topping Ingredients

  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans, walnuts, or both
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c. sour cream

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together topping ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. Grease 9×13 in. baking pan, set aside.
  4. Thoroughly incorporate cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl in the order listed above.
  5. Pour 1/2 cake batter into baking pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of topping. Pour rest of cake batter evenly. Sprinkle with rest of topping.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Voila!

Voila!

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  • FoodieIsTheNewForty

    This sounds absolutely FANTASTIC right now! Bookmarking this recipe to try sometime soon…

  • FoodieIsTheNewForty

    This sounds absolutely FANTASTIC right now! Bookmarking this recipe to try sometime soon…

  • Rachf

    one of my favorite recipes of all time! YUM!

  • Oshrat

    Yay!!!! Can't wait to make this sometime! I've been wanting this
    recipe forever, but always forget to ask you… YUM!!

  • jodibart

    It's easy and is always a crowd pleaser. Great for dessert and/or breakfast! On another topic, congratulations on becoming an aunt!

  • Mom

    Hi Everyone,

    It really is a great recipe. Each time I make it, everyone loves it and it serves so many. It looks prettier in a bundt pan, but sometimes it is a bit tricky to get out…make sure you grease and flour the pan first. Enjoy!

  • linda

    mom & i were discussing/emailing baking recipes just yesterday.
    i am definitely going to be baking this cake…banana & chocolate chips…who could ask for more…well… i could…it would be nice to bake/eat this w/your mom… & sit over coffee or tea & reminisce…
    enjoy t.day with your family…we all have a lot to be thankful for!

  • FoodieIsTheNewForty

    Thank you, Jodi! I just got home after spending a few days with my new niece – I miss her already! Very excited about her arrival.

  • Paula

    sounds good to me! I'm always using overripe bananas to make banana bread, but next time will make this recipe.

  • Paula

    sounds good to me! I'm always using overripe bananas to make banana bread, but next time will make this recipe.

  • Paula

    sounds good to me! I'm always using overripe bananas to make banana bread, but next time will make this recipe.

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