Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Yum! Topped with Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Banana Cake


2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Grease 13×9 cake pan or 2 9 inch round pans
3. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
4. In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar then add the applesauce, eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
5. Then alternate between adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk
6. Bake for 35-40 mins for 13×9 pan (25-30 mins for round pans). Let cool for about 10-15 mins before removing from pans to finish cooling.

Peanut Butter Chocolate frosting


1/3 cup salted butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup  milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


1. In medium bowl, combine butter and peanut butter and beat well.
2. Add cocoa powder and 1 cup of the powdered sugar; beat until fluffy.
3.Gradually add remaining powdered sugar and milk alternately until desired consistency is reached.
4. Add vanilla.
5. Frost your cake 🙂


*Also I am pretty sure it would be delicious to add chocolate chips to this cake and I plan I adding about a cup of chocolate chips the next time I make this.

Category: Desserts
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