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.

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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.

Ta-daaa.

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.

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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.)

Ingredients:

  • 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.

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Lydia Weibel