Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake
Katie Workman /
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
339 Calories
18g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 462mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 6g
Calcium 66mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is simply yet another recipe that was born of super ripe bananas, and I think you can never have too many of these kinds of recipes. You can serve this with whipped cream to make it more of a dessert, but it’s just the right level of sweet to be able to justify it as a snack (or even a breakfast).​

Here are 3 more recipes for the ripe bananas on your counter:
Mini Banana Bread Loaves
Mini Cinnamon-ey Banana Loaves
Honestly the Best Banana Bread


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or coarse salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Butter a 9-inch square or round cake tin.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

  4. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Mix in the vanilla, then beat in the mashed banana.  

  5. Turn the flour mixture into the banana mixture in two batches and stir until just blended.  Mix in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

  6. Scrape the batter into the pan, smooth the top and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until a wooden skewer either comes out clean or with a little bit of melted chocolate from the chips.  The top of the cake should feel springy but firm.

  7. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn the cake out of the pan and finish cooling, upright, on the wire rack.

Did you know? If you're trying to avoid over-ripening bananas, store them at room temperature until they are ripe. Avoid exposing them to heat as this will speed up the ripening process. Do not place bananas in the fridge before they are ripe. This can actually have a reverse effect and turn your banana peels brown faster. This occurs because the cold causes the cell walls to break down prematurely, which allows the production of melanin, turning bananas completely black. Contra-intuitively, the inside of the banana will still not be ripe since the cold inhibits the ripening process of the fruit.