I've previously posted a recipe for a Banana Cake but I could not resist making this Double Chocolate Banana Cake. The combination of Chocolate and Banana flavors are a match made in heaven!
I had a bunch of ripe bananas that I needed to use. I could've frozen them as I've done before but I was in the mood to make something besides banana bread. Enter my Double Chocolate Banana Cake!
My wife loves Chocolate. I mean if you look up Chocoholic in the dictionary you will see her picture. Kidding of course. So making this double chocolate banana cake was a no brainer. I knew this banana cake would not go to waste.
Why is this recipe called double chocolate? Well for one, it's a chocolate cake, thanks to the Cocoa Powder. And secondly, it has a generous amount of chocolate chips in it. Chocolate lovers rejoice!
🍌 How to pick the right Bananas
The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they're at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better.
If you can't find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.
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📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Banana Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, White Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Milk, Canola Oil, Ripe Bananas, Lemon Juice, Vanilla Extract and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
🥣 How to make Double Chocolate Banana Cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray and 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate mixing bowl. whisk together the milk, oil, banana, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Add the milk mixture and the chocolate chips to the flour mixture, stir until blended.
Spoon the batter into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let it completely cool on a wire rack.
Double Chocolate Banana Cake
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¾ Cup Milk
- ¼ Cup Canola Oil
- ½ Cup Ripe Bananas
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray and 8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl. whisk together the milk, oil, banana, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Add the milk mixture and the chocolate chips to the flour mixture, stir until blended.
- Spoon the batter into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let it completely cool on a wire rack.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
My family and I loved this chocolate chip banana cake. It is very moist and of course the chocolate chips makes this cake number 1 in my book.