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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Crunchy Oatmeal Crumb Toppings

Chocolatey and rich, this banana chocolate chip cake is a delicious classic.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword banana cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 771 kcal
Author sanna



  • 1 and 3/4 cup ( about 5 ) overripe bananas mashed and measured in a liquid measuring cup
  • 1 cup canola oil melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 2/3 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter or 1/2 of a stick , cut into small cubes


  • 150 g semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 -3 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x5 inch and 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pans with parchment paper. Combine the crumb topping ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, canola oil and vanilla extract.

  4. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until blended. Be careful not to over mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans until they are 2/3 full. Sprinkle the crumb toppings evenly over the cake batters. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean ( some bits of melted chocolate and moist crumbs may be present.)

  6. To make the chocolate syrup (optional): melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30-40 seconds at a time. Once the chocolate is very soft but is still holding its shape, stir with a fork and add the vegetable oil. Stir until pourable. You may need to add more oil as needed. Drizzle the syrup on top of cakes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from TenThousandthSpoon.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Crunchy Oatmeal Crumb Toppings
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 561mg24%
Potassium 783mg22%
Carbohydrates 120g40%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 179mg18%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.