Banana Chocolate Snack Cake
This is a super, super easy treat to whip up when you have some overripe bananas in need of a home. I had 2 on my counter that either needed to go in the freezer bag, or get baked into something delicious and this recipe popped into my head. Just 3 quick and easy ingredients, a quick blend, and into the oven! This came out fudgy, moist, and absolutely delicious. I wanted to eat it for breakfast this morning (it's got bananas - that counts for breakfast food, right?!) It is chocolaty, but not overly so, with just a hint of that banana scent and flavor. The little chocolate chips dispersed throughout give you nice bites of rich flavor and a little texture. This is great "finger food" snack cake - and is perfect to cut into squares and wrap or pack for lunches, or grab with a glass of milk as an after school snack.
For the cake mix, I used a Kroger brand box of Devil's Food cake mix and it worked very nicely. I'm pretty sure any chocolate flavored mix will work nicely. I love that this has no oil or butter in it, you get all that tender moistness from the bananas! I probably used about 4 1/2 medium sized bananas - I used the 2 really ripe ones from my counter and pulled out some "chunks" from my freezer bag so it probably averaged out to a little more than 4, but it made it easier for me to blend the cake mix in since I had a little more moisture to work with.
My son said these were very "brownie like" and that's probably a good way to describe them - they are very fudgy like brownies, but not quite as dense.
Banana Chocolate Snack Cake from Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
1 box chocolate cake mix
2 - 2 1/2 cups very ripe bananas, well mashed (about 4 medium size bananas)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- This works well with a stand mixer - blend the bananas very thoroughly until smooth, and then on a lower speed add in the box of cake mix and blend just until mostly combined. Turn off mixer and remove bowl. (Batter will be pretty thick.)
- Add in chocolate chips and finish combining ingredients by hand with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray, and spread cake mix into pan, using a spatula to smooth it out as much as possible.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until set in the middle.
- Allow to cool, slice, serve and enjoy!
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