Chocolate Banana Cake

Slice of chocolate cake and glass of milk
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Ratings (20)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
231 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chocolate banana cake is a layer cake made extra moist and flavorful with mashed ripe bananas in the batter. 

Frost this delicious chocolate banana cake with chocolate frosting or a cream cheese frosting.


  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine, softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 squares/3 ounces unsweetened chocolate (melted)
  • 2 cups/9 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (ripe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time. Beat thoroughly after each addition.

Stir in the cooled melted chocolate.

Sift dry ingredients together and add to the batter alternately with the mashed bananas; stir in vanilla.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cake tests done. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.

Frost with a fluffy white frosting or chocolate sour cream frosting.