Chocolate Banana Snack Cake (One Pan)

Hi Everyone,

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make a rich, decadent chocolate dessert.  Now you are thinking, what about calories?  I get it!  This is why my chocolate cake is only 140 calories a slice and get this, contains no eggs and is vegan.  But what I like best, besides the flavor, is you can mix it all together in your baking dish.  No dirty bowls!  I love that.  So what is this recipe I am talking about?  Chocolate Banana Snack Cake.


This cake is so rich and tastes like a decadent chocolate dessert with a hint of banana.  It is also light, fluffy and so very moist too.  This was a hit in my home and I am sure it will be in yours.

One of the nice things about this recipe is you mix everything together in your baking pan.  No dirty bowls to worry about.  It’s basically like a dump cake.  I am truly surprised how this came out.  I got this idea for the recipe from Betty Crocker.  I just adapted it to what I like.

The recipe contains basic ingredients you have in your house, flour, sugar, oil (I used coconut oil), cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and of course banana’s.  For the topping; the recipe called for chocolate chips.  I decided to take a chocolate bar and shave the chocolate on top.  So oooeey gooey!  The shaved chocolate on top gives such a nice look to the cake.

This is perfect for an afternoon snack or when you are truly craving chocolate.  I am so happy with the outcome of this recipe.  I still can’t believe it is made in the baking dish.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Chocolate Banana Snack Cake (One Pan)
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 16 slices
  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 6.5
  • Carbohydrates: 21
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 117
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 2
Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: American
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A rich chocolate cake with the taste of bananas. Not overly sweet and does not contain eggs. Made in one pan, no dirty dishes. Super easy to make and a crowd pleaser. Perfect for Kids afternoon snack.
  • 2 very ripe medium bananas
  • 1¼ all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ dark chocolate chips or chips of choice ( I used a chocolate bar and shaved the chocolate over the top.)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 8" square baking dish, mash banana's with a fork. Add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and mix with a spoon until combined. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the pan. Top with chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in oven for 30 - 35 minutes, until center comes out clean with a fork.
  4. Let cool completely before serving.
  5. Adapted from Betty Crocker

Loving how light and fluffy the cake is.  So if you are looking for a chocolate dessert to pack in lunches or to serve to your loved ones for an after dinner dessert, this is a simple, easy recipe for you.  Oh, and serve it slightly warm with a pinch of vanilla ice cream.  So goooooood!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.





  1. Pinned 🙂 My Girlfriend won’t know what hit her in the morning. Thanks Jennifer!

  2. Nice touch with the strawberries. I would only add a few mint leaves!

  3. Lovely recipe!💙💚💜

    💋 Courtney Bentley ||

  4. I’m in. Thank you so much !

  5. Yummy……….It’s Very delicious and tender !

  6. Hi Jennifer, I made this over the weekend and it was lovely! Thanks very much.

  7. Two things that I love, chocolate and banana and the well detailed recipe I will do this same week, thank you

  8. Hello Jennifer,
    Its look delicious, I love Chocolate yummy. I gonna try to make it. Jennifer can I use Mango in this recipe because I don’t like banana.

  9. OMG!!! This Chocolate Banana Snack Cake is so cool. I would love to try this over the weekend.

  10. I Love Chocolate, I loved the site

  11. I’m a white cake fan, but this could make me a chocolate cake lover. Tasty, moist, easy to make. I don’t taste the banana but like what it does. Thanks

  12. wow, chocolate is great, definitely I will practice doing it

  13. Love your very nice blog!!! This cake looks so delicious and so easy to make. Going to make it with my kids over the weekend:)

  14. Your blog is awesome! My daughter would love this cake! I will try it for her and let you know.

  15. Very inspiring story and experience. Loved reading your blog posts. You reminded me of a women’s activewear brand I stumbled upon. They support real women with real stories who we people can relate to. You both should work together. Best of luck to you on your journey in inspiring others

  16. this is really great, it makes a lot of sense and its healthy

  17. Wowww

    Looks so delicious

  18. I am a messy cook and when I go to try new recipes things get messier:-(
    I owe you a million thanks for posting this one bowl recipe, Jennifer. The easy to prepare yummy chocolate banana cake more than perfect for a vegan like me. Love you:-)

  19. What a wonderful recipe, I loved getting to know you. I’ll prepare for my children.

  20. Excellent cake! Very moist and tasty without being too sweet. Will definitely make this again!

  21. Excellent recipe!

  22. Looks yummy.
    Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  23. This looks really good! Can’t wait to try it out. I can deal with 140 calories.

    – Dana_Lady

  24. Thanks for awesome recipe. I have two questions: 1) would it make sense to use a lower percentage of cocoa to reduce the amount of sugar we’re adding? 2) is there anything else in the batter that’s making it look slightly chunky when you’re pouring it? I thought it may have chips or something along those lines.

  25. Very delicious cake. My son is gonna love it very much. I can not wait to make for him!!


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