Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Quick and easy chocolate chip cake recipe that’s packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This banana sheet cake is soft, moist and can serve a crowd at parties or picnics.

Today, I am sharing the BEST, MOIST chocolate chip cake recipe.

It’s super soft and packed with delicious banana flavor plus it’s an awesome way to use up those overripe bananas.

Now, I should make it clear that this is NOT chocolate chip pound cake or a chocolate chip bundt cake. Both of those cakes have firmer textures. This one is more airy.

This is also NOT a chocolate chip cookie cake, which looks like a giant cookie and has a cookie texture instead of a cake texture.

This is a simple, classic banana sheet cake with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting

Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Tips for Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe:

  • Use RIPE bananas. The riper, the better because it adds a lot of sweetness and banana flavor to this cake.
  • You can REPLACE chocolate chips with any other add-ins of your choice like walnuts or pecans.
  • DON’T replace butter with oil because butter give this cake a richer flavor.
  • Yogurt can be replaced withs our cream or vice versa but make sure you are using full fat versions. I, personally, prefer the sour cream chocolate chip cake.
  • BOTH, granulated and brown sugar, need to be used in this recipe for the perfect level of sweetness.
  • Bananas are naturally very sweet and based on how sweet they are and how sweet you like your cakes, you can ADJUST the amount of sugar.
  • You can use a 9×13 cake pan too but you will have to INCREASE the baking time by about 5-6 minutes.
  • Use MINI chocolate chips because the regular sized chocolate chips tend to sink to the bottom of the cake.

Flavor Variations for Banana Chocolate Chip Cake:

  • For chocolate chip cake recipe with cake mix, use a yellow cake mix and follow box instructions plus add 2 rips bananas and stir in 1/2- 3/4 cups chocolate chips.
  • For*chocolate chip coffee cake, make a streusel crumb topping and toss that on top of the cake prior to baking. Omit the frosting because the crumbling is sweet enough,
  • For *mint chocolate chip cake, replace cream cheese frosting with mint frosting.
  • For strawberry chocolate chip cake, replace cream cheese frosting with strawberry frosting.
  • For pumpkin chocolate chip cake, you can replace bananas with the same quantity of pumpkin and can you also use a pumpkin spice frosting.
  • For double chocolate chip cake recipe, use recipe below to make banana chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting instead of cream cheese frosting.
  •  For zucchini chocolate chip cake, replace bananas with the same quantity of finely shredded zucchini (remove excess water).
  • For chocolate chip birthday cake recipe, use circle cake pans and make a layer cake, filled and frosted with cream cheese icing.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cake From Scratch?

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and keep aside.
  2. In another mixing bow, mix together butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, mashed bananas until smooth.
  3. Dump the dry mixture into this wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Bake.
  6. Let the cake cool down and frost it in icing. Enjoy!

Easy Banana Sheet Cake Recipe

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake {Banana Sheet Cake}

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Quick and easy chocolate chip cake recipe that’s packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This banana sheet cake is soft, moist and can serve a crowd at parties or picnics.
Yield: 30 Slices



  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder. Keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, sour cream and mix until smooth and creamy. 
  • Dump the dry flour mixture into this wet mixture and mix until just combined. 
  • Coat chocolate chips in some flour and STIR these coated chocolate chips in the batter. Don’t mix them aggressively!
  • Pour batter in a greased/ floured rectangle baking pan (Dimensions: 10×15). Spread it with a spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down completely.
  • Ice the top of the cake with cream cheese frosting and toss some chocolate chips, if you like. Enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • You can omit the chocolate chips and make just a simple banana sheet cake. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 123mg, Potassium: 59mg, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 150IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 225
Author: Abeer Rizvi

9 comments on “Banana Chocolate Chip Cake”

  1. My kids are going to love this! We just happen to have some overripe bananas on the counter right now. Yay for cake!

  2. I know I would have to have two slices for sure!

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