Chocolate Banana Cake


Chocolate banana snack cake recipe: makes a moist snack cake!

Do you always have bananas rotting on your counter too? Yeah, me neither. Actually I lie. There are weeks when my family eats 3 bunches of bananas, and weeks when those bananas get neglected. Most of the time those bananas get put into a smoothie, or into the freezer for later use. But sometimes, a girl has to bake. And oh my word is this banana cake good.

It tastes like banana bread, in a lighter, cakier form. Does that even make sense? Is cakier a word? Don’t judge. Go bake this soon. You won’t regret it.

Here’s the thing. It’s so good out of the refrigerator the next day. I can’t decide if I like it better plain or topped with nutella and walnuts. Maybe we can take a vote. Go make this and let me know what YOU think!

Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup nutella, melted (optional)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. In mixer, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Blend in bananas. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Divide batter in half. In one half of batter, add cocoa and mix until combined. Spread in bottom of greased 13x9 pan (I use my butter wrapper to grease the pan). Spoon remaining batter on top, spread with spatula. ****this will seem like a small amount of batter in the pan- trust me it bakes up fluffy****
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Refrigerate.
  4. I like it best served the next day, out of the refrigerator. You can also dress it up by drizzling some nutella on top and some chopped walnuts. You decide!

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32 comments on “Chocolate Banana Cake”

  1. Yum! This looks delicious. I found your post at the These Chicks Cooked site.

  2. I LOVE the chocolate and banana combo! Seriously on of my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. oh this looks great! i’m putting together a post on all sorts of recipes u can make with bananas can i include this?

  4. Delicious. Chocolate and banana are just wonderful together. I wouldn’t be able to pass up the Nutella topping….definitely a must.

  5. Sounds delicious. Stopping by from WOB Wednesday – I could get into a lot of treat trouble with all this yummy recipes!

  6. Love the combo! Thanks for sharing!

  7. It looks DELICIOUS! Can I have a piece please? : )

  8. This looks so good. Sorry, I know I’ve already invited you but these look amazing! Please come over to my link party and share some of your tasty recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday.
    I hope to see you there!

  9. I guess bananas were a popular item this week! This looks delicious.

  10. That dollop of Nutella on top just makes it all so perfect.

  11. What a lovely cake…so beautiful and sounds tasty, too. And I had to comment on your cute doggie, too…such an innocent look on his face ๐Ÿ™‚ We have a sweet yellow lab so I’m quite familiar with their antics~

  12. I just wanted to say thank you Aimee for always linking up to Made it on Monday! You are so supportive of my blog & I wanted to tell you I DO notice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Banana bread is always being made in my house. This looks absolutely amazing!!

  14. This looks so good! I have way to many bananas and they are overtaking my freezer. I will be making these this weekend. Thanks for a great post!

  15. Great recipe that we will really enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
    Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  16. Yes, I always have rotting bananas in my kitchen. My children want bananas in the grocery store but no one will eat them when we get home. Thsi looks delicious. I’ll bet the nutella and banana work well together. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  17. Chocolate and bananas are a match made in heaven. This cake looks so moist! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Amiee! Thanks for your kind words on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad I found yours, its awesome and I love the recipes! This chocolate banana cake sounds amazing, and I just happen to have some bananas in the freezer begging to be baked already. I’m making this!!

  19. Love it, going to feature your cake on Friday at Bacon Time. Thanks for linking and hope to see you this week.

  20. Yum! That cakes looks so good! Great recipe!

  21. Yum! I’m going to buy some bananas just so I can let them get overipe and make this! (My kids always ask for them and never eat them!) I think the Nutella would be delish!

  22. I love finding new ways to use those over ripe bananas! This looks amazing – pinning & fb sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. May

    It seems very yummy but there is one thing wasn’t clear, you said divide the batter into two and add coca , what happens to the other half?

  24. Chocolate, cake, and breakfast are some of my favorite words to be said in the same sentence!

  25. This is my kinda breakfast! Chocolate & Banana are amazing together.

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  27. Allison

    Made this today. It was a little dry. Shouldn’t it have some other type of liquid, like buttermilk?

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