There’s something special about the scent of cakes baking in the oven. This Banana Chocolate Coffee Cake combines favorite comfort food ingredients into one incredibly delicious coffee cake. Banana bread — plus chocolate chips. It’s a special moment when these two come together.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2–3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla; mix until combined and smooth. Fold in the mashed bananas; stir until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the butter mixture; beat until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm or room temperature, spread with a little butter.
This Banana Chocolate Coffee Cake keeps covered on the counter to up to 2 days.
Keywords: Banana Chocolate Coffee Cake