Chocolate chip banana cakePeople of all ages love chocolate cake. If you are a chocolate lover and you like chocolate cake, chocolate chips and bananas, this is the recipe for you! This cake is good with or without the frosting.  The icing just adds more chocolate and more nuts.

1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter or margarine
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, mix in buttermilk, bananas and vanilla.  Add flour, cocoa, oats, soda, salt and mix well.  Fold in nuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Pour into a sprayed or greased 9 x 13 inch cake pan.  Sprinkle other 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of mixture.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes.
Chocolate Frosting                                  
4 cups confectionery sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1/3 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Cream butter until smooth.  Add vanilla.  Mix together sugar and cocoa. Add to butter along with a little milk at a time until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Add more or less milk as needed.  Stir in walnuts and spread on cake.  Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Chocolate Earthquake Cake.
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  1. Can’t wait to bake this cake this weekend. Got lots of bananas that need to be used. Thanks for you and your site.

  2. We made these as muffins with no frosting, they were AMAZING!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Jacki. Happy you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for letting me know. Have a great week.

  3. oh my made it and the recipe will now be a staple on the list of requests thank you

  4. Rhonda Wright says:

    I love all of your recipes im from the south but live up north now it makes me feel like im home in the kitchen thank you.

  5. shellyFields says:

    This chocolate banana cake was delicious. Made it for my husband this past weekend and between him and my grand-kids, it was gone in no time flat. Thanks for sharing.
    – Shannon, the Crumb Cake Queen

  6. I’m so making this! I have bananas right now that need to be dealt with.

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