Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

Slice of chocolate cake and glass of milk
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings
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This chocolate banana cake is a layer cake made extra moist and flavorful with mashed ripe bananas in the batter. 

Frost this delicious chocolate banana cake with chocolate frosting or a cream cheese frosting.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Cream margarine and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time. Beat thoroughly after each addition.
  3. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the batter alternately with the mashed bananas; stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.
  6. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until cake tests done.
  7. Frost with a fluffy white frosting or chocolate sour cream frosting.

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