My older brother has always loved chocolate and bananas.  We grew up celebrating his birthday each year with his favorite Chunky Monkey Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake.  It is a really delicious dessert which can be served on its own or with some fresh vanilla ice cream.  It is really quite simple honestly, but trust me when I say you will impress everyone with this sweet treat.  You can always add chopped walnuts to this cake if you desire, but the chocolate banana cake itself is quite enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.  I hope you enjoy this lovely cake just as much as my older brother does. Happy Baking.

  •  Lillabee Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbls Margarine or Butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 large bananas
  • 3/4 cup DF/GF Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life semi-sweet Chocolate Chips work great) plus more to drizzle on the top of the cake
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Prep: Place rack in center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly grease bundt pan and set aside.

Make: Combine milk, vanilla, and lemon juice or vinegar and set aside.

Beat butter or margarine with hand-held or standing mixer until smooth.  Pour contents of bag marked sugar and increase mixer speed to medium.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating each for 20 seconds.

Reduce mixer speed to low and pour in contents of second bag alternating with the milk mixture.  Mix until smooth.  Mash the two large bananas with a banana masher or fork and slowly mix into the batter.  Once the banana is mixed into the batter, fold in the chocolate chips (and walnuts if you are adding them).   Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth out the top with a greased spatula.

Bake: Bake cake 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let the bundt cake cool 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a serving plate.

Once the bundt is cool, drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.  This cake can be consumed as a breakfast cake as well.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!