Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
5 from 3 votes
Unearth the joy of baking with our delicious banana chocolate chip cake, a delightful blend of bananas and chocolate chips, topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. No prior baking skills necessary – join in on the fun! 
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Let me introduce you to a cake that’ll have your taste buds singing in harmonious delight – the utterly scrumptious Banana Chocolate Chip Cake. Now, you may think bananas and chocolate chips are for muffins and bread, but oh, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.  

Picture the delectable sweetness of ripe bananas merged with the blissful crunch of chocolate chips, all wrapped up in a soft, fluffy cake, frosted with creamy, dreamy peanut butter goodness. Can you feel your mouth watering? Mine certainly is! 

Historically, it’s believed that the delicious duo made their first public appearance together during the Great Depression. Bananas were affordable, and chocolate brought joy to the hard times, making their combo a staple comfort food.  

Expert Tip: Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting and sliding off.

Ingredients

Plain Flour: Provides the base structure for the cake, ensuring a tender crumb.

Baking Soda: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the cake rise.

Kosher Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and balances the sweetness.

Sugar: Adds sweetness and contributes to the texture of the cake.

Butter (Unsalted): Imparts richness and moisture to the cake.

Brown Sugar: Adds depth of flavor and moistness to the cake.

Eggs (Large): Bind the ingredients together and provide structure.

Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the cake.

Bananas (Mashed and very ripe): Provides natural sweetness and moistness to the cake, as well as a delicious banana flavor.

Sour Cream: Adds richness and moisture to the cake batter.

Chocolate Chips: Adds bursts of chocolatey goodness throughout the cake, complementing the sweetness of the bananas.

Expert Tip: Don’t overmix the batter once the dry ingredients are added; this can result in a dense or tough cake.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy a slice of Banana Chocolate Chip Cake as a delightful dessert after a hearty meal. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Serve slices of this cake alongside a warm cup of coffee or tea for a cozy afternoon snack.
  • Elevate your brunch spread by serving this cake alongside fresh fruit salad and yogurt for a balanced and satisfying meal.
  • Surprise your loved ones with a slice of this cake as a sweet treat for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or family gatherings.
  • Pack slices of this cake in lunchboxes or picnic baskets for a delicious on-the-go snack that everyone will love.

Expert Tip: Ensure your bananas are very ripe for the best flavor and natural sweetness in the cake.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Banana Chocolate Chip Cake stay fresh?

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Alternatively, you can refrigerate it for up to a week.

Can I freeze Banana Chocolate Chip Cake?

Yes, you can freeze Banana Chocolate Chip Cake. Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw the cake overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I substitute the peanut butter frosting with a different frosting?

Certainly! If you prefer a different frosting, feel free to substitute it with your favorite frosting recipe. Cream cheese frosting or chocolate ganache would also pair well with this cake.

Can I omit the chocolate chips from the cake batter?

While chocolate chips add a delicious burst of flavor to the cake, you can certainly omit them if you prefer a plain banana cake. The cake will still be moist and flavorful without the chocolate chips.

Can I use a different type of flour, such as whole wheat flour, in this recipe?

You can experiment with different types of flour, but keep in mind that it may alter the texture and flavor of the cake. Whole wheat flour will result in a denser and nuttier cake compared to using plain flour.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

by Nabeela Kauser
Unearth the joy of baking with our delicious banana chocolate chip cake, a delightful blend of bananas and chocolate chips, topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. No prior baking skills necessary – join in on the fun! 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 16
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients

Cake

  • Vegetable Oil Spray Nonstick
  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 300 g Sugar
  • 200 g Butter Unsalted
  • 100 g Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Bananas Mashed and very ripe
  • 200 g Sour Cream
  • 150 g Chocolate Chips

Frosting

  • 500 g Peanut Butter
  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 200 g Butter Unsalted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Garnish

  • 150 g Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) gas mark 4.
  • Coat the cake tins with nonstick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. (See Note 1).
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Using an electric whisk, beat the sugar, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat on low speed just to blend.
  • Add the bananas and sour cream and gently beat just to blend.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly among both tins.
  • Bake the cakes for about 35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Transfer the cakes to wire racks and let the cakes cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Invert the cakes onto the racks and peel off the parchment paper and let cool completely.

Frosting

  • Using an electric whisk, beat the peanut butter, icing sugar, butter, vanilla extract in a medium bowl for 2-3 minutes, until a light and fluffy frosting forms.
  • Place 1 cake on a platter and spread part of the frosting over. Place the second cake on top.
  • Cover the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

Garnish

  • Garnish with chocolate chips.
  • Cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Note 1 – This recipe will require two square 8-inch cake tins.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 541mgFibre: 0.04gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 548IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 4µgCalcium: 376mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Baking, Banana, Cakes, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Dessert, Food, Recipe
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