Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake
This chocolate banana cake recipe is so easy…make one banana flavored batter, divide it in half, add cocoa to one half of the batter, put the cocoa batter down first in your baking pan, then top it with the banana batter. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake! Enoy this chocolate and banana, placed together in perfection to make Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake!
Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake
Whether I am baking a cake, cookies or pies I always start the recipe by measuring out all the ingredients I need ahead of time. To prepare for this recipe I mashed the bananas, got the butter and egg out of the fridge so they would be room temperature and measured out all the dry ingredients. If I try to do this while I’m in the process of making the recipe, I run the risk of forgetting an ingredient. You do not want to forget an ingredient when making any chocolate and banana cake recipe, especially this one!
A million things can happen while I’m in the process of mixing a recipe together and I’m measuring ingredients as I go alone. The phone will ring, my son needs me to help him do something or I get a visitor. By the time I’m back in the kitchen to my recipe, I’m asking myself, did I already add the baking soda to the flour? So for me, it’s best that I measure out all the ingredients I need before I start the recipe instead of while I’m mixing the recipe. This is one of my secrets to perfection for my chocolate and banana cake recipe.
We start our Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake by placing the softened butter and sugar in a large bowl and beating them together until well incorporated.
Add the room temperature egg, mashed bananas, and vanilla to the bowl. Beat the mixture until well incorporated.
Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl, stir to combine and add to the banana mixture and beat until it’s incorporated well without over beating the batter.
Divide the batter in half. I didn’t actually measure the batter and divide it in half, I just eyeballed it.
Place the cocoa in one half of the batter you measured out,
Beat the cocoa in until it’s incorporated well without over beating the batter.
Place the batter with the cocoa in it into a greased 9-inch baking dish, spreading to the edges. Place the other half of the batter without the cocoa in it on top of the chocolate batter and spread gently to cover it completely. Swirl the batter together using a butter knife.
Sprinkle 1 cup of milk chocolate chips over the top of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until cake tests done when a toothpick is inserted. Let the cake cool completely before serving.
Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake rises up nice and tall in the oven. The combination of chocolate and banana is amazing. I used milk chocolate chips to top the cake. If you prefer semi-sweet feel free to use those instead. Maybe you would prefer a little bit of crunch in the form of your favorite crushed nuts on top of the cake along with the chocolate chips. In that case, use a 1/2 cup chocolate chips mixed with 1/2 cup of your favorite nut sprinkled over the cake before baking.
Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake is easy and absolutely delicious, ENJOY!
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Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 11/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
- 11/2 cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Grease a 9 inch baking dish, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg, vanilla, and bananas, beating thoroughly.In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix until the batter is smooth.
Divide batter in half. To one half of the batter add the cocoa and mix til thoroughly incorporated. Spread the cocoa batter in the bottom of your prepared 9 inch greased baking dish.Spoon the remaining batter (without the cocoa) on top, swirling gently with butter knife if desired, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool the cake completely before slicing into servings.
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Can you double the recipe and put it in a 9×13 pan?
Good morning Candy, I’ve never doubled the recipe but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Just keep an eye on the bake time, check the cake at 25 – 30 minutes with a toothpick to see if it’s done. If it needs more time bake a little more but check the cake after about ten more minutes again. Let me know how it works out!
This is brilliant! I usually only ever make muffins with overripe bananas, but cake! Oh the possibilities!!!! <3
Thank you Tina!
Oh wow, what a fun idea for cake!! I love the banana and chocolate combination and the whole cake looks fabulous!
This chocolate banana cake looks so delicious!! I can just imagine how it tastes by looking at the photos! I know my family is going to love this and I can’t wait to make it for them!!
Thank you Elaine!
I’ve never had chocolate bottom banana cake but it sounds divine!
Thank you Emily!
This is an absolutely delicious cake! I love the chocolate bottom!
Thank you Shadi!
Pre-measuring ingredients is definitely helpful and a great tip! This cake looks so decadent! Love the chocolate chips on top!
Thank you Sherri!
I love this twist on regular banana cake! My son’s birthday is in 2 weeks and he’s been asking for banana cake, so I may just give this one a try!
Wonderful, let me know what you think of it!
Now this is what I’m talking about! What an awesome recipe 🙂 Can’t wait to try it.
Thank you Danielle!
Oh my goodness this chocolate banana cake looks dreamy. There is no better combination in my mind than chocolate and banana.
I bake all the time and I am constantly forgetting if I add ingredients to my baking! Such a great tip! And this cake looks to die for!
Thank you Ni!
Your black bottomed banana cake looks simply outstanding. Love the interplay of chocolate and banana and the chocolate chips on top are the perfect touch. Save a slice for me.
Thank you Lisa!
This looks and sounds super delicious!! Now I know what to make when I have banana other then banana bread😂
Thank you Soniya!
This cake looks so delicious! Love the chocolate bottom 🙂
Chocolate and banana are a match made in heaven! This sounds amazingly delicious! I can’t wait to try it!
Thank you Beth!
I am always wondering what to do with my extra bananas that don’t get eaten. This recipe is ideal as I already have all the ingredients in my pantry. Looks wonderful.
This is BRILLIANT! Quite possibly the best banana cake ever. 🙂
Thank you Allison!
I never would have thought of this combination! I love the addition of the chocolate bottom
This cake looks so delectable! Love the layers and the flavor combos!
Best dessert I’ve had in awhile. Loved the combination of banana, cocoa and chocolate chips. It had all the comfort of banana bread, but the savory and satisfying of cake.
Thank you Kelly.