Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake

I love baking for my local rescue mission, and I have learned that the best way (for me, anyway) to transport a cake is if I make it in a 13 x 9 pan. So, I took a page from my Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake and revised it for my travelling pan. My Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake is similar with the chocolaty goodness of chocolate pudding and frosting complimenting the banana cake. This cake is cool, refreshing and very satisfying.

A piece of Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake with banana slices.

Let’s bake a cake.

This is a really nice moist cake. Start with a boxed butter recipe yellow cake mix, but we’re going to change it up a bit. I added Almond Breeze Almond Milk and fresh ripe smashed bananas. You’ll love the way this cake tastes.

Add some layers.

Once the cake is cool, slice a couple more fresh bananas to cover the top of the cake. Next, spread the container of chocolate frosting over the bananas. I find it’s much easier accomplishing this by using a piping bag and Wilton’s#789 tip.

Center layers of unfinished cake.

Control yourself, you still have another layer to go before you can dive in. LOL 

To frost the Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake, mix together some chocolate pudding and Cool Whip. Yummy!!!

Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake

Decorating the cake.

Optional, of course, but so fun. I usually have extra Cool Whip in my freezer, so I squirt some of that around the edges from another piping bag.

If I have extra chocolate frosting, I might do the same. Slice some banana, or shave some chocolate curls on top. I keep a chocolate bar in my frig for just such occasions.

Decorated cake in 13 x 9 baking dish.

The joy of this cake is…well…everything. It tastes great, it’s cool and refreshing, and it travels well.

Oh, and remember when you make the pudding to add the milk to the bowl first with the beaters going, then add the powder.

This cuts down on the weird little clumps that can sometimes form.

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For another delicious chocolate banana cake, check out this recipe for Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake. It has some similar ingredients, but in that traditional layered cake shape we all know and love.

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Chocolate Lovers Banana Cake

A moist refreshing cake with delicious flavors of chocolate and banana.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time34 minutes
Cooling time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 24 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 9 x 13, Bananas, Chocolate, Cool Whip
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Sweet Ordeal


For the cake:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, (or milk you already have)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix

For center layers:

  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced to cover cake
  • 16 oz. container chocolate frosting

For frosting:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3.4 oz. box chocolate pudding
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip

For decorating: (optional)

  • extra Cool Whip
  • extra chocolate frosting
  • chocolate shavings from a chocolate bar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare your 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  • For the cake: mix the bananas, milk, eggs and oil together. Add cake mix and mix thoroughly. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for approx. 34 minutes.
  • Cool cake completely.
  • For the center layers: Cover top of cake with thinly sliced bananas. Cover bananas with chocolate frosting. I recommend using Wilton's tip #789.
  • For the frosting: Mix together milk and dry pudding. Add Cool Whip until thoroughly mixed. Spread on top of chocolate frosting layer.
  • Decorate with Cool Whip, chocolate frosting, and chocolate shavings. (optional, but who doesn't love MORE chocolate?)
  • Keep in the refrigerator.


Calories: 205kcal
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