Banana Chip Cake Recipe
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Banana Chip Cake Recipe

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This is my version of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream (my favorite!) in a cake. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool. —Barbara Pryor, Milford, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 233 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and applesauce; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in the bananas, chips and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with flour. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Banana Chip Cake in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p22

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 259819
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"This was easy to make. My husband enjoyed it. He said he could not tell that it was made form a box mix"

travelingwhisk User ID: 7108673 182254
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"was very easy and a great way to use those banana's, sub'd pecans"

littlebet User ID: 713677 193139
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"It would get more stars if this was an option.

Very easy and soooooooo good."

klesinski User ID: 1037014 135663
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"This cake was easy to make and was very moist. Everyone loved it!"

jennya64 User ID: 4537245 180429
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"this recipe was very good, nice and moist. kids loved it too!"

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