Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

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What do you do with bananas that are turning so brown you don’t want to eat them? You make Banana Cake of course!!!

I had these bananas hanging on the banana hanger for about 2 weeks, I just didn’t get to eating them.  I kept looking at them saying I would cut them up and freeze them for healthy smoothies, good idea right? Did that happen? Nope!  Mike thought they would taste much better in this wonderful Banana Cake!

I got this recipe from my Fiancés Mom Linda.  I was never really a fan of bananas in things until this Banana Cake.  It’s basically a very moist banana bread.  You must try it!


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¼                     pound of butter or shortening

1 ¼ cup            sugar

2                      eggs

2                      ripe bananas, mashed

1 ¼ tsp             baking soda

1 ½ cups            flour

6 oz                  chocolate chips

1 cup                ground nuts walnuts, very fine

½ pint               sour cream

** The chocolate chips and the nuts may be omitted and the cakes still is delicious **

Preheat oven 350 F

Dissolve baking soda with sour cream and set aside

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Mix butter, sugar and eggs with beater on medium speed

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Add mashed bananas, beat until well mixed

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Add sour cream mixture and flour – mix well with beater

Add chocolate chips and nuts – mix with a spoon

Place in a GREASED AND FLOURED bunt pan

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Bake for 30-35 minutes ( I find that it always takes longer, test with a toothpick to make sure its done)

Recipe works well when doubled as well

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Once you try this recipe you will never make another banana bread again, its just that good!  I think the secret is the sour cream and baking soda.  It’s so moist and delicious.

I will admit, hiding my face in shame, I ate an entire one of these on the way home from New Jersey.  Actually it was more like between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, so like 2 hours. Yes its just that good!

Thank you Linda, this is a keeper!


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