Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Enjoy cake for breakfast with this light and moist banana and chocolate chip bundt cake.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe from

Happy first day of spring! If you missed the news, it snowed again and several more inches beyond what that photo shows. What a way to welcome spring. I’m pretty sure we’ve had at least one storm (sometimes more!) a week for the last seven or eight weeks straight. Not even remotely joking. And 90% of those gave similar results to today’s storm or on one occasion, triple. I am completely over winter and it’s ridiculous weather. I’m also boycotting all future groundhog days from here on out because clearly the current Phil doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Let me know when there’s a new Phil in his place.

So anyway… spring is here and let’s happily ring it in with cake. This here was my second attempt. The first was good, but not perfect so I didn’t feel right posting it. I want you to have success with the recipes I share, so I only post ones I know work. Finally I had a chance to fiddle with the recipe again and this time – total success!

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe from

It’s the perfect banana chocolate chip bundt cake that can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack or dessert! A nice firm crust with a moist center that holds together. Pair this with some freshly sliced strawberries or maybe even some fresh whipped cream or ice cream. Eating this as is – on the go is totally acceptable to and definitely happened in this house.  It’s one of those snacking cakes that you just can’t resist.

One note on the recipe, I used an 8-inch bundt pan for this, which may not be the most common size but you could definitely make this in a 10-inch bundt pan as well. Be sure to watch the cake and test slightly early in case it’s done sooner. Less height may or may not require a shorter bake time.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Enjoy cake for breakfast with this light and moist banana and chocolate chip bundt cake.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake
Servings: 8


  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 C ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8-inch bundt pan well, set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. With mixer on low, add eggs and vanilla. Add banana and mix until just dispersed throughout. Add remaining dry ingredients, minus chocolate chips, mixing until smooth. Finally stir in chocolate chips.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared bundt pan, evening out the batter as needed.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean, exposed cake is firm and golden.
  • If pan was greased properly, removing the cake should be easy but you can take these extra steps to ensure good results: Soak a kitchen towel with steaming hot water. Place bundt pan on wet towel for 2-3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, carefully check that the edges of the cake are not stuck to the sides of the pan. Place a large platter or cooling rack on top of the bundt cake, using oven mitts or dry kitchen towels, carefully invert bundt pan. Remove cake pan.
  • Allow cake to cool completely before slicing.


Recipe makes 1: 8-inch bundt cake.
*Measure bundt pan prior to beginning. This recipe calls for 1: 8-inch (6 cup capacity) bundt pan. If you have a 10-inch bundt pan, double the ingredients and monitor your bake time.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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55 Responses to “Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake”

  1. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — March 20, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I’m with you on the weather… Spring is supposed to be WARM!!

    I have some bananas just about ready for baking… this looks like a great way to use them up! Love banana and chocolate together!

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      I just hope true spring hurries up. I’m anxious for warmer weather!

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    Jamie — March 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful cake! I love banana and chocolate chips together.

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you! It’s such a classic combination :)

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    AVery @ Southern Belle Living Well — March 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Ooo…it’s a very dangerous thing when I realize I have all these ingredients. Looks like some bakin’ is happening tonight!

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I hope you enjoy it if you end up making it :)

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    Tracey — March 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    One day spring will get to New England, and when it does we’ll celebrate together! Until then, let’s huddle under blankets on the couch with cake, specifically this one – ok? :)

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

      We should throw a spring party when it finally hits ;)

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    natalie@thesweetslife — March 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’ll take for breakfast, snack, and dessert please!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

    GORGEOUS photo, Rachel!!! Oh my goodness, and I would love a slice of that cake. Sounds great!

  7. #
    Kelly — March 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Umm yes please! What a gorgeous cake! :)

  8. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

    You know I love this. I want a slice or 3.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I’m loving this cake even though I’m not a huge fan of bananas.

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    Kiran @ — March 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Banana and chocolate chips are like match made in baking heaven. That looks delish, Rachel :)

  11. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — March 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    What a beauty, I love a versatile cake that can be eaten any time of the day :)

  12. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — March 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Holy gorgeous! That bundt is hot! ;) And even better that it can be for breakfast. Im in!

  13. #
    Jenny Flake — March 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This is so pretty Rachel! Now I want cake :) xoxo

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    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — March 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! This looks SO delicious. I am making this immediately when I get home. Cake for dinner anyone?

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Cake for dinner sounds perfect! ;)

  15. #
    Tiffany | baking at tiffany's — March 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    New to your site, it looks great! I’m tired of winter too, so looking forward to Spring weather. Your bundt cake (and photography) is beautiful!

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks so much and so glad you found me :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — March 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so bored of winter!!! Spring needs to hurry the heck up, although with all this cold weather it means I’m not going out too much, so I can make this gorgeous cake! :)

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    Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} — March 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    It FEELS like Spring, but I think we’re about to get more snow in Omaha this week, too. Ugh. Totes ready for some fresh air and outdoor exercise! This bundt cake looks just mahvelous dahling. I’ll take a piece with a cup of tea! Yums!

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      I heard we have two more chances of snow this week. What gives with this weather?! I want to get outside too but it’s just too cold for me so far.

  18. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Spring needs to hurry up and get here already! Im sick of the cold weather. This cake is gorgeous though and would brighten up any cloudy day.

  19. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    This looks amazing! Pinned it – I’m definitely making soon! I love first picture – so beautiful!

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      Rachel — March 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you :)

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    Tyler — March 20, 2013 at 7:43 pm


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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    your cake turned out gorgeous :) i haven’t attempted bundts yet. too scared, and need a bundt pan first, haha

  22. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — March 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    This is the most gorgeous bundt cake ever! Just love it Rachel :)

  23. #
    katie — March 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    woah. this looks amazing my friend!!! love the idea of combining chocolate and bananas!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Spring has arrived here in Arizona. It’s in the upper 80’s this week and I hate it! It’s going to be so unbearably hot soon. I wish I could send some of the heat your way! This cake looks fantastic. Chocolate and bananas are so perfect together!

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      Rachel — March 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

      Oh wow! I’m not ready for 80s quiet yet but I’d be content with consistent 50s or 60s even. That probably sounds frigid to you though. ;)

  25. #
    JulieD — March 20, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Beautiful and so perfect!! Yay for spring!! But I’m still in the mood for soups…haha. PS it’s been hot down here too…what gives? can’t wait to seeeee you in may!

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      Rachel — March 21, 2013 at 7:44 am

      Eek, less than 2 months now! Can’t wait to see you. And now you’re scaring me that I’m going to melt come May ;)

  26. #
    Angie — March 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This is so pretty! I just made a bundt cake. It’s cooling :)

  27. #
    Megan — March 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I don’t think there is anything better than a good banana bread – especially one with chocolate chips. I’m dying here.

  28. #
    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — March 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    What a great combination of ingredients! And the cake is gorgeous too.

  29. #
    northern cottage — March 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    ohhhh yum! this looks like an amazing bakeshop delight! can’t wait to scarf some down!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I am a huge fan of banana anything – and I love making Bundt cakes in general! this is win on all fronts for me!

  31. #
    Natalie — March 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Do you think dark chocolate chips would be fine?

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      Rachel — March 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      If you enjoy dark chocolate, then I don’t see why not ;)

  32. #
    Meghan — March 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’m all about cake that passes as breakfast! Gorgeous photo!

  33. #
    Jean — April 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Lovely cake!! Everytime I bake a banana cake or bread, there’s always brown specs in it (which doesn’t look so appealing). I love how this one doesn’t show that and looks so clean and moist.

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      Rachel — April 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you :) And I agree, I imagine brown specks would make any banana bread or cake less appealing!

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    Melissa — July 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I had some overripe bananas and was about to make my favorite banana coconut bread but searched for banana cake and came across this recipe. It looks awesome and I just whipped one up. It’s baking as I typed and the house smells amazing. I can’t wsit to try it ! Thank you

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      Rachel — July 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

      I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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    Melissa — July 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Rachel: it was awesome! My 4 and 5 yr old loved it. As a matter or fact I have more bananas so I’m baking another today for my coworkers! Thanks again for a simple yet wonderful recipe

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      Rachel — July 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      So glad to hear it! :)

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    Crystal — November 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Can you make it without the chocolate chips and substitute those for some chopped nuts? I am out of chocolate chips and I would like to try this. I am just not sure about substituting.

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      Rachel — November 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      You most definitely should be able to! Enjoy! :)

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    Arita — February 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    This bundt cake looks absolutely gorgeous & delicious . I’m substituting for gluten free flour.

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      Rachel — February 9, 2015 at 8:09 am


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    Lynn — April 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I had couple of overripe banana so I wanted to bake a banana cake instead of tossing them. I did a search on Pinterest and came across this receipe. I made it today. Mine came out with a nice crust but it was very dry and dense inside. Seems like the ingredient is missing milk or need more the ¾ c of banana. Otherwise what did I do wrong?

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      Rachel — April 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      It shouldn’t have a very crisp crust, so it sounds like you may have over baked it. It’s possible that your oven is running hot.

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