Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

  • Author: Patty @
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 1x
  • Category: Dessert


A rich, moist cake suitable for everyday or a fancy affair



  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature, more for the pan
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 very soft bananas
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Butter a 14 cup bundt pan and dust with cocoa powder. It is worth the time to use butter instead of cooking spray. You will get a better release from the pan.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 4 minutes
  5. Add the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the bananas. The batter will look very curdled at this point. Don’t worry.
  7. Add the vanilla.
  8. Mix the milk and sour cream together.
  9. Add the flour and milk milk mixtures – alternating back and forth starting and ending with the flour. Two times flour, one time milk.
  10. Mix on low until the batter just comes together. Do not overbeat.
  11. Add the batter to the prepared pan. Run a knife through the batter to eliminate any air holes. Smooth out the top.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for about 55 minutes until the top springs back and a tester comes out clean. (My stoneware pan took 60 minutes.)
  13. Let the pan cool on a rack for 15 minutes then remove the cake to cool completely.
  14. Make the Glaze:
  15. Heat the milk and cream over medium heat until just before it boils.
  16. Pour over the chips and stir until they dissolve.
  17. Cool to room temperature – if you are in a hurry 10 minutes in the freezer does the trick.
  18. Spoon over the top of the cake.

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