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Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is a tasty new take on your regular banana bread. Loaded with walnuts and chocolate chips and a brown sugar cinnamon filling, this coffee cake won't let you down!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana chocolate chip coffee cake, coffee cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 405kcal


For Cake Batter

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 bananas ripened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar

For Filling

For Glaze


  • Preheat oven and prepare cake pan: Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Spray a 10 inch angel food cake pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In another medium bowl mash the bananas using a fork or a potato masher. Add the sour cream, eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract and granulated sugar and whisk everything together.
  • Combine wet and dry: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flour and using a spatula mix everything together.
  • Prepare filling: In another small bowl combine all the filling ingredients together. 
  • Assemble cake: Spread 1/3 of the batter into the prepared cake pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the filling over the batter and repeat 2 more times to finish the rest of the batter and filling. 
  • Bake: Place the cake pan in the oven and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes then remove and continue cooling on a wire rack.
  • Make glaze: Meanwhile, make the glaze by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl, adding more milk if needed. The glaze should be smooth and thin enough to drizzle.
  • Drizzle with glaze, cut and serve: Drizzle the glaze over the cake, cut into slices and serve.


The applesauce could be replaced with vegetable oil, butter, or even coconut oil, if preferred. 
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.9mg