Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Cake

"Another reciped from the Cake Mix Doctor. This one combines layer upon layer of flavor and is so moist, it almost doesn't need a frosting, but it takstes great with either chocolate cream cheese frosting, or a caramel frosting. Tastes best if allowed to sit overnight, but it is amazing right away."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 9 inch round cake pans.
  • Place bananas into mixing bowl. Beat with mixer on low speed for about 45 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and beat on low speed for about 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly.
  • Increase mixer speed to medium, and beat for about 2 minutes more, or until smooth and thick.
  • Pour batter into pans, smooth with a spatula and bake for 28-32 minutes, or until they test done.
  • Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely.
  • Assemble into layers using your choice of frosting.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Moist and delicious.
  2. I made this for my sister's bday and it was a huge hit. I personally thought it was delicious and will *definitely* be making it again. I did make a few changes- I used a swiss chocolate cake mix (much lighter than devil's food) and personally feel that this was a better choice because the chocolate didn't compete with the banana flavour. I added an extra banana because I had one on the counter. I also made my own buttermilk by adding lemon juice to milk and it was absolutely fine. Oh, and I baked it in a 9x13 pan because I needed to feed a crowd, but I have no doubt you could make a seriously beautiful layer cake with such a good recipe. Next time! (and there will definitely be a next time!)
  3. This is a fabulous recipe! Everyone in my periphery loves this cake. I have a copy of The Chocolate Cake Mix Dr. and I make this as my chocolate cake recipe, as well as my banana bread recipe. Nuts and chocolate chips can be added, as. Because it's made with bananas, buttermilk and less oil, it has a few less calories if you don't frost it. Thanks for posting. I went to my parent's house and wanted to make this for them, but I didn't have my cookbook with me. You sure helped me out! Kat


I live in Chandler, Arizona, which is near Phoenix. I have been a registered nurse for almost 25 years. Currently I am a clinical supervisor at a health care clinic. I love to cook rich foods with complex flavors, whether they be main dishes or desserts. I have also been eating low carb for about 5 years, so I am pretty good at modifying recipes to match my lifestyle.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes