A couple of years ago, our neighbor in Chicago, Viviana, brought this cake to our house to share and Aaron raved about it. I asked her for the recipe and she gave it to me, after warning me that she doesn't really have a recipe. She just wrote down what she thought she used to make the cake. I followed the original and it didn't turn out like the way she made it. After many experiments later, I finally perfected it to taste like her version.
The cake has 2 ripe bananas, which means you don't have to use a ton of butter for the rest. The top is sprinkled with chocolate chips so it's really not too sugary. I like to eat with milk. Try this treat and let me know what you think!
Banana and Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Makes 12 servings
From Viviana Barraza
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cups butter
- 3/4 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Dash cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aide.
Blend in vanilla, cinnamon, with melted butter in a large mixing bowl and cool slightly. Beat in eggs and milk. Blend in mashed banana, then flour mixture. Spread in pan and add chocolate chips. Bake for 45 minutes.