How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I've been making this banana bread cake a lot recently. It's not just banana bread with chocolate chips, it's banana bread cake with chocolate chips and frosting.

Ooh buddy.

Ingredients (for the cake:)

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (I used 3 small-ish ones)
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or canola, whatever floats your boat)
  • 2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients.


Once the dry ingredients are combined I like forming a sort of pit with the dry stuff. It makes it easier later in the process for when we mix in the wet ingredients.

Step 2: Combine the wet ingredients. 

Step 3: Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

Remember that pit we made? Yeah, that one. It makes it really easy to just fold the dry stuff into the wet stuff.


Step Chocolate Chip: Add the chocolate chips. Mmmm.

Step 5: Grease the pan.

I used a bundt pan but if you don't have a fancy schmancy baking pan you can just use a bread loaf pan. or a square 9in x 9in ish pan. probably.

Anyways, grease that thing up. I love using coconut oil, it's just superior in every way.

Then add the batter evenly into the pan!

Step 6: Put that goodness in the oven.

350 degrees for 40 minutes.


Mmmm. While you're waiting for that sunshine in a bowl to cool off you can make the icing. 

I love this recipe almost more than life itself. My brother is allergic to peanut butter, so I used sunflower seed butter. But if you don't have someone who is allergic to nuts I would go with peanut butter, it's so much better (sorry, bro.)


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative
  • 4-8 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 tsp milk of choice, or more for thinner frosting
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Just blend it until it gets thick like frosting. If you want, you can add a handfull of chocolate chips to the blender so you have chunky frosting.

Slather it on top of the cake once it's cooled down a bit and you're good to go.

My family and I were so excited to eat it that I totally forgot to take a photo of the finished cake, so here's a photo of one slice a day later. Trust me, it's good.

Lydia Weibel