Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate banana cake - Lilie Bakery

An easy and extra moist recipe: the Chocolate banana cake ! Gourmet and light, almost melting, with a delicious taste of banana and chocolate chips. As quick to prepare as it is to devour! Perfect as a snack or dessert to delight your loved ones…

What you'll love with this chocolate banana cake

  • flavors : the delicious combination of banana and chocolate! A real treat with every bite… Especially if the bananas are very ripe!
  • Texture : extra fluffy! Thanks to the bananas in particular which bring a lot of moisture to the cake batter.
  • Difficulty level : really very easy to do! In fifteen minutes, the chocolate banana cake is in the oven, what more could you ask for? I baked this cake in a 20cm round springform pan of diameter.
Soft chocolate banana cake - Lilie Bakery

Ingredient details

  • bananas : for this cake, you need very ripe bananas. If their skin is blackened that's great because they will be even more fragrant! Size level, rather a small/medium caliber.
  • sucre : I use two different sugars in this recipe, classic white powdered sugar and brown sugar.
  • eggs : big caliber for this recipe.
  • chocolate chips : I take maxi chocolate chips with 50% cocoa (you can easily find them in the pastry department). Otherwise you can make them yourself by chopping a bar of dark pastry chocolate.

How to make a chocolate banana cake?

  1. Mash the bananas with a fork
  2. We mix the wet ingredients on one side
  3. Add the bananas
  4. Separately, mix the dry ingredients and then add them to the dough
  5. Finish by incorporating the chocolate chips.
  6. We decorate the top of the chocolate banana cake and bake!

NB: the quantities of ingredients and the detailed recipe are given at the bottom of the page.

My tips for a successful chocolate chip banana cake

  • Are your bananas not ripe enough? Preheat the oven to 150° traditional heat, and place your bananas on a baking sheet (whole with their skin) for 30 minutes. They will become very soft and fragrant.
  • Do not overmix the batter once the flour has been added: this keeps the cake moist after baking.

How to store your chocolate banana cake?

This chocolate banana cake can be stored at room temperature 3-4 days approximately, under hermetic bell sheltered from the sun. If you put it in the fridge, it will lose its softness, that's a shame, so I don't recommend it.

You can also freeze your chocolate cake banane : either whole, or in parts already cut and placed in individual sachets in an airtight box.

Easy chocolate banana cake - Lilie Bakery

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If you make this chocolate banana cake, feel free to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your beautiful cakes!

Chocolate banana cake recipe - Lilie Bakery
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4.8 on 104 votes

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Cake

A delicious chocolate banana cake that is very easy to prepare! We love its extra soft texture and its chocolate chips…
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time35 minutes
Total50 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cake
Yield: 6 people


  • 4 ripe bananas small/medium size
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 110 g melted and warmed sweet butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 150 g all-purpose flour
  • 0,5 cc salt
  • 7 g baking powder
  • 120 g large dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 180° traditional heat. Butter a round mold of 20cm then add a disc of parchment paper in the bottom to facilitate the unmolding.
  • Peel 3 bananas (keep one for decoration) then mash them with a fork.
  • In a container, pour the warm melted butter and the two sugars. Whisk to mix. Then add the eggs and vanilla, then the mashed bananas.
  • Separately, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Then add these dry ingredients to the batter. Mix just enough so that you no longer see the flour (do not overmix).
  • Finally, add the large chocolate chips (setting aside 1 tbsp of chips for decoration).
  • Pour the batter into the mold. Cut the last banana into slices and place on top of the dough. Add the last chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, this varies according to your oven and according to the desired final texture, more or less melting. You can check for doneness with a wooden pick.


This chocolate banana cake can be kept at room temperature for about 3-4 days, in an airtight bell jar away from the sun.
If you put it in the fridge, it will lose its softness, that's a shame. 
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
23th February 2023



  1. Reply


    March 7, 2023

    5 stars
    This cake is a real gem! Made in 10 min, it has a softness of madness, super addictive and very very greedy!! My minis and I quickly devoured it… we just have to make another one very quickly.
    Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 8, 2023

      Hélène, thank you very much for your feedback!

  2. Reply


    March 9, 2023

    5 stars
    Excellent ! Ultra soft, very fragrant, super easy to make and as always, a very well explained recipe! Thanks for helping us have fun!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 10, 2023

      Thank you very much for your feedback Astrid! :) See you soon

  3. Reply


    March 10, 2023

    5 stars
    Delicious! had some success, I just reduced the sugar by 5%. Advantages: simple and fast.

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      Lilie bakery

      March 10, 2023

      Thank you Aurora!

  4. Reply


    March 10, 2023

    5 stars
    Recipe made as soon as it is published… A real killer! Quick and easy cake to make, the recipe is set aside!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 13, 2023

      Thanks Sarah for your feedback! See you soon :)

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    March 25, 2023

    5 stars
    Recipe tested and approved! Very easy to make and very good! Thanks for the recipe :-)

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      Lilie bakery

      March 30, 2023

      Thank you Celine for your feedback! See you soon :)

  6. Reply


    March 28, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello !
    Tested and adopted, it is excellent and very soft. Neither too strong in bananas nor not enough :-)
    Thank you very much for this new recipe :-)

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      Lilie bakery

      March 30, 2023

      Thank you very much Caroline! See you soon :)

  7. Reply


    April 20th

    5 stars
    I have just discovered your site and I tested this dessert… without a doubt the best banana/chocolate cake I know!!! A pure delight, especially when it is still lukewarm! Thank you for this recipe.

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      Lilie bakery

      April 26th

      Thank you very much Delphine for your feedback! Still lukewarm you're right it's very good! See you soon :)

  8. Reply


    April 22th

    5 stars
    Simple recipe, quick, very well explained and an excellent result, as always!
    The cake is really very soft, not very banana-like and very greedy!
    Thank you for this recipe which will very often replace my banana cake.

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      Lilie bakery

      April 26th

      Thank you Patrick for your feedback! It is true that it is addictive, and light at the same time! See you soon :)

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    1th May 2023

    5 stars
    We sleep this cake. I do it again. Today a lot of ripe bananas because back from vacation. So 1 in a cake version to share and in an individual muffin version that I will freeze. We will see the result. Thank you so much. Can't wait to try other recipes from the blog. Strawberry Tiramisu will surely be next

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      Lilie bakery

      8th May 2023

      Thank you very much for your message Anna! See you soon :)

  10. Reply


    July 11, 2023

    5 stars
    It's being cooked for my mother's birthday tomorrow, damn it smells deadly booooooo!!!!!

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      Lilie bakery

      July 13, 2023

      Thank you Delphine :)

  11. Reply


    July 29, 2023

    5 stars
    Tried today! Top !

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      Lilie bakery

      August 5, 2023

      Thank you very much Charlotte! See you soon :)

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    1th October, 2023

    5 stars
    A massacre !

    Baby just turned 1 and I wanted to make him taste chocolate...
    I hadn't given him any added sugar yet so I modified the recipe a little.
    I just put a sachet of vanilla sugar instead of the dose of sugar...
    I put 1/2 more banana in the dough, and 1/2 less for decoration…
    Between baby, dad and me, the cake didn't last long! It was a killing!
    The dad who is nevertheless addicted to sugar has more …….
    1 week later, he's still talking to me about it...
    (He doesn’t do that with broccoli strangely…)
    really, I'm keeping the recipe, thank you!

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      Lilie bakery

      2th October, 2023

      Thank you Julie for your feedback! Glad your whole family is enjoying it :) See you soon!

  13. Reply


    3th October, 2023

    5 stars
    I didn't know what to do with my overripe bananas... and here it is! It’s delicious, super soft! Really great!! THANKS

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      Lilie bakery

      6th October, 2023

      Thank you so much Adelaide!

  14. Reply


    21th October, 2023

    4 stars
    Good idea for softening bananas in the oven never done before
    I looked for the doses at the bottom of the recipe….

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      Lilie bakery

      23th October, 2023

      Hello Sofie, this is a tip that can really help out! See you soon :)

  15. Reply


    25th October, 2023

    5 stars
    Hello and thank you for this great recipe, simple and effective, I added 2 tablespoons of Nutella to the dough, perfect

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      Lilie bakery

      26th October, 2023

      Hello Laura and thank you for your feedback! See you soon :)

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    29th October, 2023

    5 stars
    To do and redo. It's too good. Thank you for this recipe. Everyone loves it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      Lilie bakery

      2th November 2023

      Thank you very much Cécile! It's hard to resist him, you're right ;))) See you soon

  17. Reply


    29th October, 2023

    5 stars
    I knew the simple banana version but the chocolate banana recipe is even better. Thank you for this delicious recipe that I made for a meal with colleagues and which was very popular. A true delight.

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      Lilie bakery

      2th November 2023

      Thank you very much Ghislaine! Glad you like it so much! See you soon :)

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    5th February 2024

    5 stars
    I'm not a fan of banana-based desserts but I must admit that this recipe is delicious! Not too sweet and very soft, a good way to recycle your browned bananas. To do again :-)

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      Lilie bakery

      10th February 2024

      Thank you very much Raphaëlle! I'm delighted to have reconciled you a little with bananas then! :) See you soon

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    16th February 2024

    5 stars
    This cake is delicious and I have gained many fans around me. It is extremely moist and not too sweet for my taste. However, I added one ingredient from the start: rum which I add when I mash the bananas. So, I don't add vanilla because you wouldn't smell it.
    A delight… for adults!

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      Lilie bakery

      19th February 2024

      Thank you very much Laurence! Glad you like it! See you soon :)

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    Pierre Laboisse, President and CEO of Aledia, a leader in nanowire-based MicroLED technologies for the displays of tomorrow

    17th February 2024

    5 stars
    I had some bananas left that were starting to turn black, they ended up in this cake!
    Very good dessert. the cake remained soft for 3 days

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      Lilie bakery

      19th February 2024

      Thank you Peter! It’s true that it is particularly soft, and keeps very well! See you soon :)

  21. Reply


    18th February 2024

    Cake made this evening, easy to make, very soft and fragrant. I would happily do it again. Thank you for this recipe.

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      Lilie bakery

      19th February 2024

      Thank you very much Corinne! See you soon :)

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    March 3, 2024

    Cake made this afternoon with my daughter. We loved the texture and the banana taste, which was surprisingly not too strong. We'll do it again :) Thank you for this recipe.

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      Lilie bakery

      March 19, 2024

      Thank you very much Sandrine! Banana and chocolate together are sooo good :) See you soon

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    March 10, 2024

    5 stars
    Great recipe, very easy to make, perfect for a birthday, very good, exactly as in the photo.

    I recommend making this cake because; it is very easy to make (so if you ever have to make a cake and you don't really want to make one, do it, I recommend it);
    Very good ,
    And then exactly as in the photo! It's rare !

    Do it, and you won't be disappointed!


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      Lilie bakery

      March 19, 2024

      Thank you very much Elsa! I'm really happy that you liked it! See you soon :)

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    2th May 2024

    5 stars
    Excellent !! A perfect recipe, we enjoyed it! Soft and very delicious cakes which will delight those who love bananas and chocolate!! (I've already started making two more because it was so good! Hahaha)

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      Lilie bakery

      5th May 2024

      Thank you very much Mélina for your feedback! See you soon :)


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