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Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3-4 medium bananas equaling about 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk half and half or cream


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line (with parchment paper) two-9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Place sugar, bananas, soft butter, oil, buttermilk and eggs in large bowl or stand mixer. Mix for about 2 minutes, until all ingredients are mixed well. Add all of the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips and mix for an additional one to two minutes on high speed. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the two prepared pans.
  3. Bake on middle rack of oven for about 40 minutes, or toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  4. Let cake cool, then frost with buttercream frosting.


  1. Cream butter with all dry ingredients. Add vanilla, and milk a little at a time until desired consistency.
  2. Place one of the cakes on platter, frost with 1/3 of frosting. Place second layer on top, frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Top with chopped nuts, if desired.

Recipe Notes

-This cake can also be baked in a 9x13 pan. Bake for additional 5-10 minutes, to insure middle of cake is cooked completely.