Monday, November 11, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Welcome to my first post as "CMart Cooks." As I was pondering what recipe I should share first, I thought, why not the cake that I'm still eating?

Earlier this week I had a "baking don't." It was a shame as it involved apples from our tree. (Sorry, David!) To redeem myself, I baked a banana chocolate chip cake the easy peasy way-using cake mix. I know, please don't judge. I got the idea for this experiment when a friend of mine posted she was looking for an easy pumpkin bread recipe and a friend of hers replied she should try spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Genius! As I looked at the 2 ripe, lonely bananas on my kitchen counter, it came to me: 


2-3 medium sized very ripe bananas
1 box of your choice brand of a yellow cake mix (I used a Super Moist version.)
1/4 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1/2 cup of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips (or more if you desire)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a Bundt cake pan.
Mash bananas and set aside.
Mix cake mix, eggs and applesauce together with an electric mixer.
Add in the mashed bananas until incorporated into the batter.
Right before you're ready to pour batter into the pan, add the chocolate chips and mix by hand. 
Pour into the cake pan.
Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted towards the middle comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pan. If you want to use a cooling rack, feel free. I just left it in the pan until it was completely cooled and then I removed it.

It looked very rustic and I debated whether to glaze it or leave as is. I glazed.

Glaze Recipe:

1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Whisk together. Drizzle over cake.


  1. Welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of food blogging and pass around slices of cake! I'm the first comment! Congratulations! Now I normally don't do the cake mix thing (unless I am back at my mom's house) but I do like the way you fiddled it up! Banana's and chocolate chips are a favorite combo in our house and now I am intrigued by the addition of applesauce! Yummy first recipe!!

    1. Jamie,
      Thank you so much for being the first. Your feedback is so very welcome!

  2. So impressed! I'm looking for the RSS so I can and will follow your blog.