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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

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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.

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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

Other Banana Recipes:

5 from 1 vote

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake {Banana Sheet Cake}

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

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.

Servings: 30 Slices
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake, chocolate chip cake
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Bananas Ripe, Mashed, About 2-3 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream OR yogurt, Full Fat
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate chips Mini, Coated in some flour to prevent sinking
  • 2 cups Cream cheese frosting


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder. Keep aside.

  2. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, sour cream and mix until smooth and creamy. 

  4. Dump the dry flour mixture into this wet mixture and mix until just combined. 

  5. Coat chocolate chips in some flour and STIR these coated chocolate chips in the batter. Don't mix them aggressively!

  6. Pour batter in a greased/ floured rectangle baking pan (Dimensions: 10x15). Spread it with a spatula.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.

  8. Allow the cake to cool down completely.

  9. Ice the top of the cake with cream cheese frosting and toss some chocolate chips, if you like. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • 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. 
Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

9 comments on “Banana Chocolate Chip Cake”

  1. This looks incredible! I love the chocolate chip + banana combo!

  2. This looks incredibly delicious!! The perfect dessert!!5 stars

  3. This cake looks perfect! I love chocolate and banana together but thanks for all the extra ideas for variations. This will become my new go to for cake!

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