Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

My grandmother used to send me this as a care package in college. It never lasted more than a minute! A favorite of all my friends. ETA--i recently made this with low fat sour cream. It really lost something. I recommend using full fat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Beat eggs very lightly and add.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream. Add to mixture and beat well.
  5. Add mashed bananas, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Mix in chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in a well greased 8"x8" pan for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Most Helpful

1 5

I followed this recipe EXACT- cake is not aesthetically pleasing, cooked 15 minutes longer than suuggested time and top did not cook evenly it was browned outside and middle, with a goey everywhere else. I used a 9in round standard cake pan-as for flavor- it was OK the chips did not evenly distribute, they sort of sunk to the bottom.

5 5

My cake was a 4-star, but that is because of the changes I had to make. I am sure without them, it would be 5. I only had 2/3 cup of banana so added an extra 1/4 sour cream and an extra egg. The cake was baked in a 9.5inch round cake tin. It tastes absolutely amazing, very banana-ry (even with less than the suggested amount) and is very moist but too greasy. The grease is my fault I am sure. Next time I will make sure I have more bananas. Thanks for posting

5 5

This is one sensational little cake. It did take longer than 35 minutes for it to be done. I have been having some trouble with my oven temperature so I won't fault the recipe. It was still hot when I served it with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. My husband is planning cake for lunch tomorrow! I guess I won't be taking it into work. Thanks for a great recipe. It will be made again and again.