Chocolate Banana Cake

Slice of chocolate cake and glass of milk
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
224 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 166mg 4%
*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 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 (4 ounces) unsalted butter, or margarine, softened

  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 2 cups 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 pure vanilla extract

Steps 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 alternating 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.

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