Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Every now and then I get into a Situation with some over-ripe bananas, and it usually begins like this. Someone who shall remain nameless says “Mom, I really really want bananas. Can you get bananas when you go to the supermarket?”

And so I purchase a lovely large bunch of bananas.

One gets promptly eaten. The rest of them languish there on the banana hook. And as soon as they develop one infinitesimal speck of brown on them — well, that’s all she wrote. This recipe is a great one since it can be assembled from stuff I usually have on hand. I made it this afternoon out of three well-aged bananas, and believe me, this cake will NEVER languish for long. However, the bunch of bananas in our house was an EXTRA large one, so I have three more to go. Send me your banana suggestions, please! In the meantime, enjoy some banana chocolate chip cake!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, egg, melted butter and milk.
  4. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until just blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes. (It may have some melted chocolate on it but no crumbs)
  7. Vow not to listen to children who swear they will eat all the fruit you buy. Until the next time they ask.



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  1. I want!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Kate
    You are remarkable, do you make your own pea soup too?

  3. Anonymous says:

    this is the first recipe i’ve made from your blog, but it won’t be the last! i stumbled upon your blog today, and i already have a huge list of all the recipes i’m going to try. thank you so much!! :)


  4. I absolutely love your blog. I am going to make about 10 of your recipes for my Girl’s Night In Oscar Party next month. This is the exact kind of blog I would blog… if I had the time to blog… or cook. Of if I could actually cook. But I’m working on all of the above! Thank you!

  5. This recipe sounds so yummy! About how many mashed bananas are in one cup?

  6. Will these work in muffin form?

    • I don’t see why they wouldn’t – I’d just cut the baking time down to 12-15 minutes and do the toothpick test to make sure they are done. If you try it this way will you let us know how they come out?

      • Hello, I just tried them. They were great, made 14 muffins but I will say they cook very easily, next time I will certainly remove them before than 20 minute mark…

  7. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Just curious…I know everything tastes better …with BUTTER, but has anyone tried making this cake with 1/2 c vegetable oil instead of the 1/2 c melted butter?


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