One of my favorite go to recipes is this following recipe for banana cake filled with chocolate chips. I only get the opportunity to make it when I’ve got 3-4 bananas bake-ready (really ripened) – but lately, that has been almost every week! The photo accompanied with this recipe includes some cream cheese frosting… which is easily made by mixing 8oz of cream cheese, powdered sugar (just a bit), and some vanilla until creamy.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- chocolate chips (to your liking)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan (I use my glass Pyrex, seen in the photo). In a medium bowl mix both flours, baking soda, and salt until combined.
In a mixer (I use my trusty Kitchen Aid Artisan), cream the butter and sugars until the mixture is fluffy. Add in the eggs. After combining, mix in the mashed bananas.
Next, add some of the flour mixture to your mixer. Combine, add in some of the sour cream, combine, and repeat until all flour and sour cream has been added.
When the batter is combined, add your chocolate chips and mix until thoroughly distributed. I use anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, depending on my mood and who will be eating the cake.
Add the batter to the floured dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until a fork poked into the middle of the cake comes out clean.