Chocolate Banana Cake is the perfect dessert for when you are short on time but need a yummy dessert. The addition of bananas to this recipe makes a box mix chocolate cake into a deliciously moist and decadent treat!
When the urge for an easy decadent dessert hits, this Chocolate Banana Cake is perfect for a quick and easy treat. It won’t last for long because everyone will want to have a second slice!
While I do love a good Chocolate Cake From Scratch, sometimes I just want to get something put together quickly and easily. This chocolate banana cake fits the bill perfectly!
This recipe starts with a boxed chocolate cake mix and once mixed, the ripe mashed bananas and chocolate chips are mixed in. If your banana peels have little brown flecks, they are ripe and ready to use! While this cake does have 3 bananas added, they don’t add a ton of banana flavor to the mixture but what they do add is tons of moisture making this cake taste decadent and homemade. (In fact there are lots of great ways to make a box cake mix taste homemade!
I love to use either my One Minute Easy Chocolate Frosting a good Chocolate Buttercream Frosting to top this (or even store bought if you prefer). If you don’t have chocolate frosting on hand, whipped cream or whipped topping is great too!
This cake will stay moist for days (although it never lasts that long around here) but it also freezes very well if you’d like to make it ahead of time. Simply prepare as directed, cool completely and then cover well and freeze.
This really is a deliciously moist cake that requires very few ingredients. For a fun and easy twist, you can use any flavor cake mix in this recipe with great results including yellow cake or spice cake with chopped nuts in place of the chocolate chips (and top it with homemade Cream Cheese Frosting). The possibilities with the basic recipe are endless.
Chocolate Banana Cake
- 1 box cake mix
- ⅓ cup oil or as called for on your box mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 3 bananas mashed
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.
- Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and water. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely and frost as desired.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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