Loaded with chocolate chips, this banana bundt cake with peanut butter icing is a delicious dessert! It’can even be made as a sheet cake or loaf bread if you wanted!
I’m of the opinion that bananas, peanut butter and chocolate all mixed together is one of the most glorious flavor combinations ever. Unfortunately, my daughter disagrees. Whomp, whomp.
She honestly cannot stand bananas with peanut butter. It’s the strangest thing to me that she likes them both separately, but won’t enjoy them together. Luckily, my husband and son are on my side, so this banana bundt cake with peanut butter icing doesn’t have any trouble disappearing.
Honestly, it’s really just a base banana bread recipe. I add some sour cream and few other things to make it more moist and cake-like, as opposed to a heavy dense bread. though. But you could easily make this in a loaf pan and cut it into slices.
Or even make individual muffins and then drizzle some of the peanut butter frosting over the muffins. That would be delicious and help with portion control a lot more!
But there’s just something about a bundt cake that I love! Especially when they come smoothly out of the pan. If you’ve ever experienced a bundt cake failure, you need to try my Homemade Cake Release.
I swear by this stuff and have never had a cake stick to a pan since I started using it! And incidentally, it was a bundt cake disaster that led me to discovering this recipe!
But once I discovered it, I never looked back. You can make it with 3 easy ingredients that you probably already have on-hand. It is so much cheaper than buying cooking spray, and I swear it works better.
Tips to Make Banana Bundt Cake
- Be sure to sift your powdered sugar first so that you get a nice smooth finish to your frosting. I use a basic sifter, so this goes really quickly!
- I buy very ripe bananas at the grocery store for a discounted price (usually 19 cents/lb), and then store in my freezer until I’m ready to use.
- You can use 1/4 applesauce and 1/4 oil in place of the 1/2 cup of oil in the recipe.
- This recipe doubles very well if you want to freeze one (unfrosted) for a later date.
- If you prefer your peanut butter frosting to be more of a glaze, just add a little more milk until you reach the desired consistency. It own’t affect the flavor at all!
- A chocolate drizzle over the peanut butter icing would really make this a company-worthy cake!
- Leave out the chocolate chips if you don’t have them on-hand. I’m off the opinion that they make everything better, but it isn’t a deal breaker if you don’t include them!
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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
A delicious and moist banana chocolate chip bundt cake with peanut butter frosting! You can even make this as sheet cake or loaf bread if you want!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas (mashed)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Frosting
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp milk
Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan (see note).
- In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and oil. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla until well blended.
- Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir jut until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5-10 minutes in pan and then invert onto cooling rack or plate. Cool completely.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- In mixing bowl, blend powdered sugar, peanut butter and milk until smooth and you reach the desired consistency.
- Drizzle over the cooled cake and let it run down the sides. Store covered at room temperature.
In place of greasing and flouring the pan, you can also use my Homemade Cake Release. Use a pastry brush to get all the grooves in the bundt cake pan, and your cake will release perfectly without sticking!