Chocolate Banana Cream Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Banana Cream Cake Recipe

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“My inspiration for this cake came from my desire to create a dessert combining my father’s love for cake, my mother’s love for chocolate and my love for bananas.” It’s divine!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 490 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Beat in the bananas, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. In a small bowl, beat frosting until light and fluffy. Place bananas in a small bowl; toss with lemon juice.
  5. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 3 tablespoons frosting. Stir pudding; spread half over the frosting. Top with half of the bananas and the remaining cake layer. Repeat frosting, filling and banana layers. Frost sides and decorate top edge of cake with remaining frosting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Banana Cream Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p49

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samyishappy User ID: 8658991 239229
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Best cake!

Didn't use the frosting though,
But still it tasted great."

pamsterhamster User ID: 2978210 168703
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Made this for my birthday & didn't want to share. Creamy & light."

speedyqltr User ID: 3524914 108745
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Amazing! I would definitely make this again!"

AngelNP User ID: 7251839 187549
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"I made this cake a couple of times and it is delicious!!!!"

fegert User ID: 1496774 168702
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Best cake"

Kayla0110 User ID: 3854112 170237
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"I made this for my dad's birthday, and I ended up liking it way better than I thought I would, not being a big banana fan. The cake is super moist, the filling is tasty, and I think it has just the right amount of chocolate flavor, although when I make it again I'll make my own chocolate frosting. Canned frosting is handy, but homemade tastes so much better."

kshirelle User ID: 5391424 211361
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Children loved it. Will make again."

BestGramma User ID: 5584919 118908
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Made this for my work party ! Huge hit... Everyone loved it... Going to make it again and again.."

alodonoghue User ID: 4172166 187548
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I have made this cake several times now, and everytime it is a hit! And I've never had to worry about the bananas turning never lasts that long!"

joesyoyo User ID: 2475556 102870
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"This was an excellent cake and everyone said it was delicious. I thought the cake was "heavy" as specified, and will try to lighten it up a bit next time. I had only one cake pan, so I made a single layer cake, with the bananas and some raisins soaked in Grand Marnier, and also some more liquor in the frosting and pudding. Then added walnut halves for crunch."

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