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Peanut Butter Frosted Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Well, since you just read about my love for peanut butter frosting yesterday, it should come as no surprise to you that today’s recipe would feature peanut butter frosting! 🙂 Actually, peanut butter frosting has been on my mind for the last week and I just had to do something about it! I also had some brown bananas lying around (who doesn’t?!). My solution to these two problems. . .make a cake, because cake is good! While this frosting is nowhere as sweet and unhealthy as the frosting from our wedding cupcakes, it did the trick in satisfying my peanut butter frosting tooth!
This cake is a perfect combination of banana, chocolate, and peanut butter. It is sweet and satisfying without being overly sweet and dense. I once again used mini chips. I’m sure you have figured out by now that I prefer using mini chips over regular chips because you can use fewer but the chocolate flavor is still spread throughout the cake.
 I also used very little sweetener in the frosting because I enjoy a nice rich peanut butter frosting. This frosting is nice and creamy so even if you do prefer a sweeter frosting you may be surprised at how you like this. If not, adjust away! 🙂
Enough talk about the cake! Go and make it! It will be time well spent! 🙂 Have a great day!

This post is linked up with Weekend PotluckSweet Tooth Friday, and Foodie Friday

Peanut Butter Frosted Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
Yield: 9 pieces


  • For the Cake
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar substitute
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C banana puree
  • 1/2 C non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 C mini chocolate chips
  • For the Frosting
  • 1/2 C no-stir natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 C plain non-fat yogurt
  • 3 1/2 tsp granulated sugar substitute (or more if you like a sweeter frosting)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together sugar substitute, maple syrup, vanilla extract, banana puree, yogurt, water, and egg until well-combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter into pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove pan to wire rack to cool.
  6. To prepare frosting, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth. When cake has cooled, spread frosting over the top.
  7. Best served the same day. So eat up! 🙂 If any leftovers remain, store in refrigerator.

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Sunday 28th of October 2012

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Rachel @ Khaos in the Kitchen

Saturday 25th of August 2012

This looks SO good!!! Cannot wait to try!

The Cooking Actress

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

OMG this looks so delicious and pretty!! I want a piece right now!!


Monday 2nd of July 2012

I wish I had seen this before the weekend was over. I would love a slice of this tonight after work. Looks good. All of my favorite ingredients right there.


Monday 2nd of July 2012

It would be a perfect cake to come home to after work!! Thanks, Emily!

Cake Chica

Sunday 1st of July 2012

Wow I have to to try this recipe. It looks good.


Monday 2nd of July 2012

Let me know if you give it a try! I'd love to hear what you think!