Banana Bread Bundt Cake with Chocolate


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Banana Bread Bundt Cake on a white cake plate

With rich, tender banana bread (and chocolate for good measure), this easy banana bread bundt cake is a crowd pleaser. It’s delicious and includes bananas. Therefore… healthy.

Okay, so I made you another bundt cake. The jig is up. I’m a bundt cake addict.

I may never make another type of cake again.

Bundt Cake with Chocolate on a white cake plate

Well…that’s a lie. I’ll definitely make this cake again once or twice…or a hundred times.

But let’s talk banana bread. It’s actually the perfect sort of bread (errr…cake?) to bake in a bundt pan. A bundt pan provides tons of nooks and crannies and surface area for that sweet, slightly crunchy banana bread crust.

And friends, this particular recipe gets a gold star for sweet, crunchy crust.

Banana Bread Bundt Cake with chocolate icing

And bonus points for chocolate glaze.

drizzling chocolate glaze over a Bundt Cake

And beyond that outer crust is tender, moist banana bread with chocolate chips folded in. The batter is made with buttermilk which, if you’ve never made banana bread with buttermilk, I highly recommend you try it.

Like so many great pancake recipes, buttermilk in banana bread keeps the finished product moist and gives it the subtlest hint of tanginess.

a slice Banana Bread Bundt Cake

So there you have it. Yet another bundt cake that is so absolutely worthy of taking up an hour of your oven time. And if you stop by some day soon, we might just have a slice of this cake or this one for breakfast. Yummy!

Banana Bread Bundt Cake on white plates

Because, like I said….healthy.

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Banana Bread Bundt Cake with Chocolate

Tender buttermilk banana bread with chocolate baked in a bundt cake pan for a fun, dessert twist on a classic "cake."
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 14


  • Bundt Pan
  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cooling Rack
  • Small Microwave Safe Bowl


  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Mashed Bananas (3-4 medium bananas)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting the pan
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided


  • Heat oven to 325 F / 163 C degrees. Spray a bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust lightly with all-purpose flour.
  • In a standing mixer beat butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar and beat until well incorporated, 1 minute more. Add mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla and blend on medium just until batter is smooth and even, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Turn mixer on low speed and alternate adding a bit of the dry ingredients with the buttermilk, letting the mixer run for a few seconds between each addition. Mix on low just until everything is evenly combined.
  • Add first half of chocolate chips and mix on low until chips are mixed in.
  • Pour batter into bundt cake pan. Bake until cake is set in the middle and golden brown on top, 65 to 70 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool in pan at room temperature for 20 minutes. Then invert onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • When cake is cool heat second half of chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second increments (stirring between each increment) until fully melted. Drizzle chocolate over cake.
  • Slice and serve!
  • Cake can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days and will still be moist and delicious. (It keeps best without the glaze, but is fine either way)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00
Calories: 393
Keyword: banana bread, bundt cake, cake, chocolate
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Here’s what happens when you live with two toddlers and a cake to photograph before noon. No fun toy on the deck is sufficient distraction from chocolate.

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With rich, tender banana bread (and chocolate for good measure), this easy banana bread bundt cake is a crowd pleaser. It’s delicious and includes bananas. Therefore… healthy :-)
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Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness- I’ve made this cake several times now, and it is flawless. And healthy! 😉

  2. I am excited to try your banana bread bundt cake recipe. Can you squeeze more than 14 servings from it?

    1. Absolutely. I’d say that I get 14 fairly generous portions from this, so as long as you’re okay with slicing a bit more thin, you should be fine.