Bananas and chocolate chips. A Delicious combination of foods you always have at home. The aroma in the kitchen will take over your mood and put you in the comfort zone.
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5 from 13 votes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

The original recipe is loaded with butter and sugar. Alterations were made to make it healthier.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bakery
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bread
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 12
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Marilyn Lesniak


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 medium rip bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and bananas; mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to banana mixture alternately with sour cream, ending with dry ingredients.
  • Spread half the batter into a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • Combine cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle half of the mixture over the batter in pan.
  • Top with half of the chocolate chips.
  • Repeat layers. Bake in preheated 350F oven.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.


  1. Reduce the fat content by replacing half of the butter with unsweetened applesauce.
  2. You can also try using buttermilk instead of sour cream. The cake will still look and taste great.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg