Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Chocolate Chip Banana Cake is a wonderful way to use bananas. The combination of chocolate and bananas is really good and the frosting really takes this cake to the next level. This cake would be a great addition to any gathering.

Chocolate chip banana cake ingredients needed:






Vanilla Extract

All Purpose Flour


Quick Cooking Oats

Baking Soda


Pecans or walnuts

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Frosting Ingredients Needed:





Pecans or Walnuts

You can easily use milk chocolate chips in this cake and leave the nuts out. Cakes are versatile so make it to your liking. We do use buttermilk because it makes this cake very moist. Buttermilk has a much higher fat content so it’s hard to substitute the buttermilk and still get the same texture. Full recipe in printable recipe card below. 

“This chocolate banana cake was delicious. Made it for my husband this past weekend and between him and my grand-kids, it was gone in no time flat. Thanks for sharing.”  – Shannon

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

This cake is a wonderful way to use bananas.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: Cake, Dessert

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, mix in buttermilk, bananas and vanilla.

  • Add flour, cocoa, oats, soda, salt and mix well.  Fold in nuts and 1/2 cup chips. Pour into a sprayed or greased 9 x 13 inch cake pan.

  • Sprinkle other 1/2 cup chips on top of mixture.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting Instructions

  • Cream butter until smooth.  Add vanilla.

  • Mix together sugar and cocoa.

  • Add to butter along with a little milk at a time until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

  • Add more or less milk as needed.  Spread on cake. Top with nuts

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