Chocolate-Banana Bundt Cake Recipe


Chocolate and bananas come together in this simple, moist bundt cake.

Recipe Details

Chocolate-Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 2 hrs
Serves 10 to 12 servings


  • Baking spray

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups (about 15 ounces) packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Coat Bundt pan with baking spray. Combine butter, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and water in medium saucepan and bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture is homogenous, about 2 minutes.

  2. Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in large bowl, then, mix in cocoa mixture. Whisk in bananas and sour cream, then eggs and vanilla. Stir in walnuts.

  3. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  4. Transfer cake to cooling rack and cool 10 minutes, then invert directly onto rack and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve.

Special equipment

Bundt pan, small saucepan, whisk, cooling rack, sifter

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
469 Calories
22g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 469
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 232mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)