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Banana Chip Cake

 Banana Chip Cake
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
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


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


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