Chocolate Banana Cake

Slice of chocolate cake and glass of milk
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Beat thoroughly after each addition.
  4. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the batter alternately with the mashed bananas; stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.
  7. 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.
  1. Frost with a fluffy white frosting or chocolate sour cream frosting.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 231
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 367 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)