Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Recipe

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Yvonne Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Treat yourself with this delectable Chocolate Chip Banana Cake that blends the naturally sweet flavor of banana with its sweet chocolate ganache topping.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 3large bananas,overripe
  • ¾cupbutter,unsalted, at room temperature
  • ¾cupsugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar,packed
  • 3large eggs,at room temperature
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • cupsGreek yogurt,at room temperature
  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspcinnamon,ground
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspchocolate chips,semi-sweet

For Ganache:

  • ½lbchocolate chips
  • 1cupheavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  3. Peel the bananas and add them to a large bowl.

  4. Use a fork to lightly mash the bananas.

  5. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl, and lightly beat with a hand mixer until light and creamy.

  6. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until combined.

  7. Pour in the Greek yogurt and beat the mixture. It’ll start looking a little grainy but don’t worry, everything will come together.

  8. Place a sieve on top of the bowl and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  9. Sieve it into the bowl, and mix the entire mixture with a spatula till just combined.

  10. Mix in the chocolate chips.

  11. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

  12. Let the cake cool completely.


  1. Heat the heavy cream for 1 minute or so in the microwave until hot, but not boiling.

  2. Pour it over the chocolate chips and let it sit for 1 minute.

  3. Whisk the chocolate and cream together until smooth.

  4. Pour it over the cake and spread it evenly on the cake.

  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. If the cake is cold, let it sit outside for 15 minutes to let it come to room temperature before serving.


  • Calories: 534.97kcal
  • Fat: 26.91g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.47g
  • Fiber: 2.31g
  • Sugar: 36.65g
  • Protein: 9.27g
  • Cholesterol: 111.89mg
  • Sodium: 291.78mg
  • Calcium: 110.88mg
  • Potassium: 200.52mg
  • Iron: 2.11mg
  • Vitamin A: 199.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.20mg
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