A really easy Banana Cake recipe with chocolate chips. All mixed in one bowl, this bake is a winner for the whole family. Perfect for lunchboxes and after school snacks.
Frugal and easy peasy to make, this recipe has the added benefit of using up very ripe bananas, no longer fit for eating uncooked. Add in chocolate chips and melted chocolate on top and honestly, what more could you want from a bake?
Here’s why I think you should give it a try:
✅ One bowl, no faff.
✅ Uses up those brown bananas hanging around.
✅ Makes an energy packed snack.
Variations to this Banana Loaf recipe:
- Banana and Walnut Loaf (or Banana and Walnut Cake) – Follow the same recipe but add in 85g of chopped walnuts (you could also try pecans or hazelnuts.)
- Peanut Butter Banana Bread – Add 100g of peanut butter and for added peanut crunchy goodness 50g of salted peanuts. Or you could simply follow this recipe and drizzle some peanut butter icing (peanut butter, butter and icing sugar) over the top for banana cake with peanut butter icing.
- Banana Bread with Nutella – Swirl in 100g of Nutella when you have put the batter in the baking tin..
- Gluten free Banana Bread – Substitute the self raising flour for a gluten free variety.
- Banana Bread with Raisins – Add in 100g of raisins instead of chocolate chips.
FAQs about the Banana Cake Recipe
How long will the cake last for?
This Banana Bread will keep in an airtight container for a week.
You can also cook the Easy Banana Cake and once completely cooled it can be frozen (whole or in slices). Defrost fully before eating.
How do I know when my bananas are ready to make Banana Cake?
To make banana cake, your bananas need to be very ripe.
As they ripen, they get softer and sweeter, this is what gives the banana cake it’s texture and flavour. Please don’t try to make this with green or very firm bananas, it just won’t work in the same way.
The banana skins should be very speckled, or (ideally) almost totally brown or black on the skins.
When you peel the bananas they will be very soft.
Which loaf tin is best for this Banana Cake?
This is the size I like, plus liners to make it even quicker!
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First published October 4th 2016, June 5th 2019.
Banana Cake - One Bowl Recipe with Chocolate Chips
A quick and easy Banana Cake recipe with chocolate chips. Mixed in one bowl, you can’t go wrong with this failsafe bake. Brilliant to make with kids!
For the Banana Loaf:
- Butter for greasing the tin
- 75 g Butter melted
- 100 g Caster sugar
- 2 Medium free range eggs
- 225 g Self Raising Flour
- 3 Large bananas very ripe, peeled and mashed
- 100 g Chocolate chips
- 75 g Chocolate, melted (Use, dark, milk or even white, whichever you prefer)
Preheat oven to 180C.
Grease the tin with soft butter (or line with baking paper).
Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, flour, mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
Mix very well either by hand or using a mixer.
Spoon into the tin, smoothing out with the back of the spoon.
Bake for 40 mins - 50 mins at 180C.
When cool, drizzle with the melted chocolate.
- A short cut to melting and drizzling chocolate on top, is just to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the cake for the last 2 minutes in the oven. Remove the cake from the oven and they will be all melted, you can spread them if you fancy.