I love having this blog as a place I can share all of my favourite things. This banana cake recipe is a family favourite, and one that I make often due to the fact that my kids rarely choose to eat fruit! Sometimes they even let the bananas over-ripen on purpose just so I can make this cake. (I know your tricks guys!!)

How brilliant is it when you have a cake that is a hit with all the family that comes straight out of the oven and all it needs is a little cooling before you eat it? The cake doesn’t need the chocolate chips either, I just add those for an extra flair – mostly because chocolate goes with everything in my opinion.

I made this in a 9x9inch cake tin to get squares. I threw out my old loaf tin during the house move, but if I were to make “banana bread” I would use a 2lb loaf tin for this recipe. It just didn’t feel right calling this recipe “banana bread” because it’s very much a cake.

I don’t think I need to say anymore, the recipe is below. If you make it, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Clare xx

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Clare Hopkins
This is our family's favourite banana cake. Can be make with or without chocolate chips.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack


  • 140 g butter softened
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 140 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 over-ripe bananas mashed
  • 100 g chocolate chips milk or dark


  • Heat the oven to gas mark 4 (180C)
  • Butter and line 9×9 cake tin with baking parchment
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Slowly add the two large beaten eggs and a little bit of the flour
  • Fold in the rest of the flour, baking powder, bananas, and chocolate chips
  • Pour into cake tin and bake for about 30 minutes until done
  • Cool and cut into squares to serve

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