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You Need to Try This Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe

You Need to Try This Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe

Need a new dessert idea? Have some overripe bananas that you don't know what to do with? We've got the recipe for you! This banana chocolate chunk cake is sure to delight, leaving your family coming back for more again and again.

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake

Chocolate and banana, the perfect blend! This cake recipe will be the hit of any gathering, and gives even Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream a run for it's money for favorite dessert!

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cake Recipe


Cake Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted


Cake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square pan.

2. At medium speed of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and sour cream.

4. Combine the flour, baking soda, and chocolate. Add to butter mixture alternately with the mashed banana, stirring just until dry ingredients are incorporated.

5. Pour into prepared pan, and bake for about 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on rack.

Frosting Directions:

1. Beat the softened butter until fluffy.

2. Gradually add the confectioners sugar and melted chocolate, beating until smooth.

3. Spread evenly over cooled cake.

Other Uses For Overripe Bananas

It happens to all of us. We don't eat the bananas fast enough, and they get too ripe. Instead of throwing them out, incorporate them into a recipe. In this day and age, nobody can afford to waste groceries if they don't have to!

Banana bread is, of course, the classic way to use overripe bananas. Banana muffins are another great idea, and make for a quick and easy breakfast on weekdays. You can also throw one into your kid's lunch for a healthy, balanced meal.

If you eat oatmeal, mash the overripe bananas into your next bowl of oatmeal. This will really improve the overall flavor profile of your oatmeal, while giving you a use for those overripe bananas. You can also blend them into waffle or pancake batter, giving you a great excuse to have breakfast for dinner!

When you're in need of a new, unique dessert idea, try banana cookies. This dessert option is a fantastic way to use up overripe bananas. It's a more uncommon cookie flavor, so it's fairly likely you'll be introducing your friends and family to something they've never tried before!

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