Recipe: Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cake

banana-walnut-chocolate-chunk-cake-3You know me. I love using banana in just about everything. I’ve experimented with it in cupcakes and today I’m going to show you how to make this awesome cake. The bananas keep it really moist, those walnuts add a doze of crunch while the chocolate oozes (well, it oozes because I tend to warm up a piece slightly in the microwave before snacking on it).

All you need is a few simple ingredients. Let’s go!

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cake
Yield: 8 servings


  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • 160g semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Butter a standard 8×8-inch square pan.
  2. Melt the butter and brown sugar over a low flame on the stove. Whisk to combine. Stir in vanilla extract and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg. Make sure the mixture isn’t too hot when you do this or the egg will cook.
  4. Next, the banana and cinnamon goes in. Flour, baking soda, coffee and salt follows. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in the chocolate and chopped walnuts. If at this point, the mixture looks too dry and isn’t coming together, go ahead and add a little milk.
  6. Spread mixture into pan and smooth top. Bake for about 12 – 15 minutes.
  7. I like to take the cake out when it’s cooked on top but still slightly soft in the middle – an inserted toothpick should still have a little mixture stuck to it.

Longing for more banana-inspired desserts? Try banana cupcakes with honey-cinnamon frosting and banana pancakes.


One thought on “Recipe: Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cake

  1. Pingback: Karidopitta – Walnut Cake From Greece | RecipeReminiscing

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