The Best Banana Cake

Calling all Banana and chocolate lovers! This recipe is simple, beautiful and and makes a sinfully indulgent cake.

The Best Banana Cake will satisfy that sweet craving, leaving you happy and wanting more.

The Best Banana Cake

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The Best Banana Cake

Some things are just meant to be together, banana and chocolate being one of those things. This is by far one of my most favorite cakes and instead of adding the chocolate into the cake I add chopped chocolate chips right into the cream frosting. By sprinkling the banana cake with chocolate shavings you get the perfect amount of chocolate and banana in each bite with out the chocolate over powering the lovely banana flavor.

Banana cake Toppings

The Best Banana Cake

I prefer milk chocolate shavings, but you may use whichever chocolate that your heart desire. If your a huge dark chocolate fan, but also live with a milk chocolate fan no problem, just individually add the shavings to each slice verses over the entire cake. Live with a non chocolate lover? No problem again, simply tell them to talk to a psychologist because that is certifiably crazy (Kidding, kind of 😉 )

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Banana Cake

The Best Banana Cake


  • Cake:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cream Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Additional:
  • Chocolate chips
  • 9 inch round cake pan
  • butter for greasing pan


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with butter
  3. In medium bowl add flour, baking soda and salt and set aside
  4. In separate bowl cream together butter, sugar and sour cream
  5. Add to the cream mixture egg, vanilla and mix
  6. Add mashed bananas to the mixture
  7. Finally add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well
  8. Bake at 375F for 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in center
  9. Frosting: (special note: I make after removing cake from oven since you have to wait till the cake is completely cooled to apply frosting)
  10. Cream together with hand mixer butter and confectioner sugar
  11. Slowly add in heavy cream and vanilla extract while mixing
  12. Spread frosting over completely cooled cake
  13. Last but not least:
  14. Chop desired chocolate chips and sprinkle over entire cake or individual slices
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 28 mins
  • Category: Dessert

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  1. I saw this on tumblr, and my mouth started watering when I saw it. I’m going to try this asap.

    • Whisking Mama

      Emily, warning the mouth watering only gets more intense after you have tried! 🙂 come back and rate your success if you can!? Thanks!

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