Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

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As I was searching the recipe index of my blog this morning because I had some extremely ripe bananas that I didn’t want to waste, I realized that my recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Snack Cake was not listed there even though I was sure that I had posted the recipe to my blog once upon a time. It turns out I did post it way back when I was a novice blogger, so much of a novice that I didn’t even know how to upload photos yet but there it was….a sad little post from June 23, 2009, in plain ordinary text,with no bells, no whistles, and saddest of all, no pictures.
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This recipe is so good and I make it so often that it deserves renewed attention. It’s a favorite around here.
Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick), softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs 

1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup apple sauce or sour cream
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 very ripe bananas)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cream the butter and gradually add sugar. Add bananas. Add eggs. Mix well.
Combine flour and baking soda and add to the creamed mixture. Add the apple sauce or sour cream. Add the vanilla. Mix well but do not over beat.

Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch square baking pan. (I have a square stoneware baking pan that I just love to use for this, but any square pan will work. Sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips till well covered. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Use a tester to make sure it is done in the middle. Cool. And enjoy. I hear it’s delicious with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Me…I like it with a hot cup of tea.
I am linking up this post to Sweet as Sugar Cookies Blog where you can find lots of other great recipes.


Anonymous said...

I bet Hubby would like it if I use the dark ghirardelli chips... he's a chocolate snob you know... LOL

The enchanted home said...

This is downright mean...not good for me to be looking at this GIANT sized heavenly looking picture of this decadent cake right when I am famished!! On top of that I happen to have all the ingredients and am home for the day...hummmm, are you thinking what I am thinking?

Anonymous said...

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Creative Carmelina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, this is not on my new year's list of foods!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds nice and easy-yum:@)

Jo said...

I just happen to have a few bananas in need of a good recipe! Guess what I'll be making this evening :)

Sounds like we shared the same "fun" over the holidays. On to brighter days and no unexpected surprises! Happy New Year.


4thelove! said...

wonderful post...will try this for sure....

Henley on the Horn said...

I bet my children will love this!!!!

EliFla said...

I continue to watch the pics...and I want a slice of this cake..... hugs and happy new year, Flavia

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

This and the peppermint oreos are really tempting me! They look so good!

I left you a reply in my gardening post about the raised beds. But no they don't have bottoms. You could build ones with bottoms and I know there are ones for sale with bottoms for people that put them on their driveways etc.


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Well, I think you've paid your debt to your "Banana Chocolate Chip Snack Cake" giving it center stage in the new year!

It looks delicious and one I"ll make the next time I don't know what to do with those overripe bananas! I could actually go for a "breakfast slice" and a cup of tea!

Happy New Year!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Now that looks delish! I have over ripe bananas on the counter that were going to get smooshed up in a bread recipe today, but I think I may change it up and use your recipe insead, Lisa. Thanks for sharing!

manu said...

Banana and chocolate together are the perfect combo!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh boy does this look good. Chocolate and bananas are a natural together.

Lisa said...

Love how you piled on the chocolate chips. Super yummy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

Carla said...

This looks awesome!! I'm definitely going to make this next time I have some ripe bananas! I love it that it doesn't have a super long list of ingredients either! Sweet and simple.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hey Lisa! Just wanted to pop over to tell you I made this super-delish cake last Sunday when all my boys were home watching the playoff games. It was a HUGE hit! I doubled the recipe, and we ate every bit of it that night. We are some sweet-lovin' oinkers,I'll tell ya! I'll definitely be making it again :o)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

This looks absolutely delicious- I have bookmarked it! Thank you for this. And thanks for your comment on my blog- I am so happy you enjoyed my book! xo

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Lisa I'm back! I was so desperate to make this cake but didn't have applesauce or sour cream so I improvised and used my daughter's baby food apple and apricot puree- it turned out brilliantly :) Thanks for the delicious recipe xo

ButterYum said...

Yikes - I should NOT have looked at this fabulous cake before dinner. Pinning it!!!

PS - NC would be wonderful, but we're going to TN. I'm ready for the adventure, but very sad to be leaving VA.

Lisa said...

I made this for food day at work last weekend (plus 1 for the family) and it was a big hit.