Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting


I had some extra ripe bananas and also needed a dessert for dinner, I searched the internet and found this Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting. I was a little skeptical at first. I printed out the recipe and then just laid it on the counter moving toward dinner prep. Well my husband found the recipe sitting there and wondered how I could skip making 3 of his favorite things all in one recipe. The kids agreed so I got baking and loving it. 


This is a very thick batter recipe, it resembles a banana bread in a way. Next time I might make this Banana Cake recipe and add the chips and frosting but don’t get me wrong you only need a small slice. 


One of the most important steps in cake making is creaming the butter. Be sure to start with room temperature butter for the best results.


Mini Chocolate chips really spread out the chocolate flavor and don’t fall to the bottom of the cake. 


I used two 9 inch pans for the recipe and could easily half the recipe and make a single layer for a casual weeknight dessert. 


The best part, the peanut butter frosting. I will be using this frosting again, on something very chocolatey .


You could eat this with a spoon. 


IT spread nicely on the cake as well. 


Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Yield: 10-12 Slices
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with peanut Butter frosting is a unique combination that everyone will love


  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray- or baking spray
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 10- ounce bag mini chocolate chips


For cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat cake pans with nonstick spray, no need for parchment if using baking spray with flour. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Add dry ingredients; beat on low speed just to blend. Add bananas and sour cream; beat just to blend. Fold in mini chips. Divide batter evenly among pans; smooth tops.
  3. Bake cakes until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35-45 minutes. Be sure to check on it 5 mins before it is timer and every 5 minutes after .
  4. Transfer to wire racks; let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto racks; and let cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 591Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 99mgSodium 599mgCarbohydrates 80gFiber 3gSugar 50gProtein 8g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

What do you think of the Chocolate Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Combination? 


Find Us On Social Media


  1. My mouth is watering just looking at this and thinking about it! Yummy!

  2. What a perfect combination of flavors! yum!!

  3. Oh my goodness! This looks so amazing! I think I’d love a bit of this! See if I can make it!

  4. Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to try this out, I can tell already that it’s going to be huge hit 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing this Annie and yes why not cake for breakfast?

  6. This looks so delicious that I had to share it yesterday! It could totally pass for breakfast!

  7. Peanut Butter Frosting is my family’s favorite and your cake looks so moist! I love that there’s no oil, better options instead like sour cream or yogurt!

  8. This looks and sounds like such a yummy treat, especially since I LOVE peanut butter frosting.

  9. This cake looks delicious! So tasty! Pinned to my dessert board!

  10. I’m all over banana and chocolate… throw in PB and I’m all yours. I’ll take an order of 1 please.

  11. I think the Chocolate Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is an awesome combination. I am looking forward to trying this, it looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  12. It does sound great! But I thought Nutella was Robin’s most favorite thing in the world… ya think ya know a gal… 😉 🙂

  13. This looks too good to be true. I’m definitely suggesting this for the next event that needs a cake!

  14. I don’t think I can wait to make this! YUM! I love PB anything!

  15. This has so many of my favorite ingredients. Drooling here!

  16. I love all these ingredients. Awesome combination.

  17. I did not think I would like it either, it was amazing. Of course if you have a nut allergy this is not the cake for you. Try Cream cheese frosting instead.

  18. Thanks Kelly, the frosting does look like you could lick it from the screen.

  19. Let me know, I was thinking ontop of chocolate cupcakes would be awesome too.

  20. I’m not normally a cake person, but this looks absolutely delicious!

  21. Wow!! I want to make this NOW! It looks so good.

  22. Yum! I’m going to try making your peanut butter frosting! On top of a chocolate, chocolate chip cake!

  23. This looks wonderful and sounds soo good! I bet it is delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

  24. Do not tell anyone, but I wanted to lick the screen that looks so dang good! I am in love with this recipe and cannot wait to give it a go.

  25. Get in my mouuuuth! This looks absolutely heavenly.

  26. I was loving this till the peanut butter frosting. I’m Not fan of that.

  27. Okay, this cake has my mouth watering. I would love to get my hands on a slice. Extra frosting for me, please!

  28. This sounds so delicious. I love peanut butter (and cake)!!

  29. It’s lunch time and all I want to eat is a piece of this cake.

  30. That sounds like heaven to me. Peanut butter is my favorite thing in the entire world.

Skip to Recipe