honey chocolate chip banana cake

 holy cow! bananas were going for 19¢/lb at the store. i didn’t know quite what i would do with them when i bought them, but it didn’t take long before they worked themselves into banana cake.  i know, not the most creative thing to do with bananas, but sometimes oldies are goodies.  and, this banana cake is quite good.  i think it’s the honey that makes all the difference.

honey chocolate chip banana cake
(1 nine-inch bundt cake, although it will only fill half way up)

Butter 1/3 cup at room temp
Honey 1/3 cup
Brown sugar ½ cup
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Bananas 2 large ones, ripe
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Egg 1 large one
Yogurt ¾ cup
Flour 1 ½ cups
Salt ½ tsp
Baking powder 1 ½ tsp
Chocolate Chips 1 cup
  1. Butter & flour a nine-inch bundt pan and set aside.  Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, honey and cinnamon in the bowl of your standmixer with the paddle attachment.  Around 3-4 minutes.
  3. When light and fluffy, turn down speed to low. Add in ripe bananas (you don’t even have to mush them up, the mixer will do it for you if they bananas are ripe), vanilla, egg and yogurt.  Mix until well-combined (about 3 minutes).
  4. Turn off mixer, pour in flour, baking powder and salt. Fold into batter.
  5. Lastly, add in chocolate chips, and fold those in to the batter as well.
  6. Transfer batter to bundt pan, and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothcake inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Cool on a rack.
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2 responses to “honey chocolate chip banana cake

  1. Ok…can we first talk about what a stunner that pan is?! Wow. Everyone should own that pan. Your first photo is unbelievable. Second…bananas for 19cents/lb?! Holy toledo. I know that wasnt at Whole Foods! 🙂 This cake sounds wonderfully unique! Love that there is honey in it…I love banana cake, so will try this one out. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. tomatointribeca

    i know, i love love lone that bundt pan. it makes everything look a million times better. your even-greater american pound cake actually inspired me to dig mine out again!

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