Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake
Chocolate Banana Cake
I think we may have to create a specialty category on Rock Recipes just for ideas to use up over ripe bananas which always seem to be waiting on the kitchen counter. We've done dozens of banana recipes from muffins to many different banana breads and even a Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding. Today we put those bananas to delicious use in this moist and delicious chocolate banana cake.

You can bake this in round pans if you like, with the simple chocolate buttercream frosting as shown or just in a 9x13 baking pan and serve frosted or unfrosted as an easy snack cake.

Chocolate Banana Cake

Recipe by Barry C. Parsons

Chocolate Banana Cake - a terrific recipe to use up those speckled, over ripe bananas on your counter top in a moist, delicious dessert cake.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 12-16 servings

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup good quality cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed banana mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease two 9 inch cake pans well and dust with cocoa. (Or you can line the pans with parchment paper after greasing them.)
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Mix in the banana and vegetable oil.
  7. Mix together the lemon juice and milk to sour it.
  8. Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the soured milk beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. I add the dry ingredients in 3 portions and the soured milk in 2 portions.
  9. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack before icing with your favorite chocolate frosting. 
Find a great, easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe here. 

Chocolate Banana Cake
Chocolate Banana Cake


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