Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Oh my gosh don’t you just HATE it when….

bananas go ripe too fast?

By hate I really mean LOVE!

Because then you get to make this

I usually have trouble on where to file banana bread, is it a bread or cake?

Well not to worry on this one, I figured since there are chocolate chips in it, I’d call it cake.

You’re with me on this, right?

Last  night on my counter sat 4 ripe bananas, not overly ripe and brown or anything, I don’t even like to touch those. Just nice and ripe and I just knew my oven was going to be happy it got some attention and my belly too.

That is why I work out you know. You do the same thing, right? Work out to be able to eat all the goodies.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake


  • 4 ripe bananas about 2 cups
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons dry buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour to mix with chocolate chips so they don't settle to the bottom.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 9X13 no-stick baking pan with baking spray.
  • In mixer beat butter and sugar until it's well blended.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, combining at each addition.
  • Add milk, dry buttermilk,Nutella, and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Add the bananas sliced in 1/2-1 inch chunks, then mix.
  • Add the four, baking soda and salt,mix to combine.
  • Mix chocolate chips with flour and sift off extra flour.
  • Stir in one cup chocolate chips and then pour batter into prepared baking pan. Top with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until golden in color and set up so toothpick comes out nearly clean. It will be a bit sticky as this is a moist cake.


I don't mash up the bananas, I just mix them in once they are cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces.

So yes after my workout last nigh, I ate dinner. Then I made this and needed to be sure it was good, quality control and all, you know!

So it’s delicious really warm out of the oven, like really 2 minutes out of the oven. And of course I left plenty for everyone else this morning. But I’m not telling how many pieces are left. I just hope no one notices how many I ate, maybe they’ll think I had a few friends over!


  1. I love the addition of Nutella! Good call. And I hate/love when my bananas ripen too fast too. Although it’s usually one that makes it that far, so I have a hard time finding a recipe that only calls for one ripe banana. #foodbloggerproblems

    1. well I sure hope so ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s what my kids ate as they ran out the door, after all it has bananas in it. At least they ate something, some days they don’t, ugh! Teens ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I buy bananas SPECIFICALLY for baking. Don’t know why we don’t eat much bananas because we absolutely love them. I always end up buying a bunch, eating a couple, and then hog the rest for baking something lovely like this.

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