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Decadent Chocolate Banana Bread – Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread - sliceIf you want to turn your regular Banana Bread into a delicious cake-like creation, you can follow this recipe and the results will be quite rewarding.

I was convinced that adding some chocolate to the recipe, will enhance the texture and flavor of my Banana Bread, and topping it off with a creamy chocolate glaze, will make it that much more decadent.

After all, how can anything chocolate, not taste great!

I am sure all the chocolate lovers will agree with me on this one.

The total baking time took a little longer than I expected, but once the bread looked done (springing back up when lightly tapped), I was happy with the results.

Dark and White Chocolate morsels topping Dark and White Chocolate morsels topping - close up

Dark and White Chocolate morsels, melting on top of the baked cake, to form a creamy topping.

Chocolate Banana Bread with chocolate topping

Creamy Chocolate glaze on this Chocolate Banana Bread, is indeed the “Icing on the Cake”.

Decadent Chocolate Banana Bread – Recipe

Decadent Chocolate Banana Bread – Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. Vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole of low fat)
  • 2 large, very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups cake flour (Softasilk)
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • Chocolate Glaze (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the white and brown sugar with the eggs, until a thick creamy mixture forms.
  2. Add Vanilla extract, melted butter, salt, milk and sour cream.
  3. Add mashed bananas.
  4. Mix, to blend in well.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cocoa.
  6. Gradually add to the egg mixture, mixing continuously on medium speed, until smooth batter is formed.
  7. Fold in 1 cup of dark chocolate morsels.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Grease a loaf pan with vegetable shortening (Crisco), flour lightly bottom and sides.
  10. Pour the cake batter into the pan.
  11. Bake on the middle oven rack for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle, comes out clean.
  12. I lightly tapped the top of the bread, and once it was springing back, I knew it was fully baked.
  13. Remove from the oven, and cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  14. Remove from the pan onto a wire rack (see TIP below), and gently arrange the remaining dark and white chocolate morsels on top of the loaf.
  15. Leave them on until melted enough for easy spreading all over the top of the bread, to form a creamy chocolate glaze.
  16. Cool off completely before slicing.


For easier chocolate glaze preparation, you may prepare a "paper lift" to remove the bread from the pan. Place a large enough sheet of wax paper or aluminum foil, in the pan, so it extends a few inches above the long pan sides.  Place the cake back in the pan, on top of the paper lift.  Arrange the chocolates morsels all over the bread as stated in the directions.  Once the topping sets, you can lift out the bread from the pan, by grabbing both sides of the extended paper, and pulling it upwards, to lift it out of the pan.


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