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Sliced chocolate banana bread on a white platter.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Cake Mix

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate banana bread
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Kara @ Quick and Easy Baking
A moist chocolate banana bread made with a cake mix that's super easy to make and comes out perfect every time.
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  • 1 (15 oz) box chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 medium-large very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Generously spray two (8x4-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Peel the bananas and mash them in a large bowl.
  • Add the other ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, and mix with an electric mixer on medium to medium-high until well mixed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and then mix again only until everthing is well combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center each loaf comes out with either a few moist crumbs or clean. A crack will form along the top. This is normal.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and set the pans on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes, then remove the loaves from the pans and let cool completely on the rack.
  • Make sure to let the bread cool completely before cutting or the bread can tend to crumble.


If using light aluminum disposable pans, it may take longer for loaves to bake.
This bread can be stored at room temperature, covered well in plastic wrap, or in an airtight container, for about 5 days. It can also be covered well in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge to prolong freshness.
This bread is best eaten at room temperature or warmed. You can also add a little butter to a slice and warm it up.
Nutritional values are an estimate. Make sure to check out the TIPS & FAQs for this recipe in the blog post, which may answer any questions you may have.
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Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg