Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

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Got brown bananas? Then it’s time to bake this Chocolate Banana Marble Cake. Chocolate and banana are made for one another and they come together so beautiful in this bundt cake.

slice of Chocolate Banana Marble Cake

In my effort to use up the hoard of brown bananas under my jurisdiction, I was inspired by this recipe to create one of my own.

banana bundt cake on white cake stand

How to make this good and cheap:

To make this recipe more economical:

How I make this recipe easy:

Having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

  • stainless steel mixing bowl – a good set should last you a lifetime.
  • hand mixer – My Hamilton Beach version is going on a decade and still kicking.
  • silicone spatula – I love this two-sided spatula/spoon. It’s great for stirring and scraping. I bought it originally to flip crepes, but I’ve since bought more since it’s so handy.
  • bundt cake pan – Do yourself a favor and make sure you have a nonstick version.
  • cake keeper – Perfect for keeping your cake fresh.

Chocolate Banana Marble Cake on Cake Stand

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Chocolate Banana Marble Cake on Cake Stand
Chocolate Banana Marble Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Got brown bananas? Then it's time to bake this Chocolate Banana Marble Cake. Chocolate and banana are made for one another and they come together so beautiful in this bundt cake.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake, chocolate, chocolate banana marble cake, chocolate cake, chocolate marble cake, marble cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In another mixing bowl (I used my Kitchenaid), combine the oil, sugar, and bananas. Beat until smooth. Mix in the vanilla, eggs, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

  4. Fold wet ingredients in dry ingredients, combining just until blended.

  5. Spoon half the batter into the greased bundt pan.

  6. Add the cocoa powder to the remaining batter in the mixing bowl and stir until just combined. Spoon the chocolate batter in dollops around the bundt pan, leaving some lighter colored spaces in between.

  7. Use a knife to swirl the different colored batters together, taking care not to mix them too much.

  8. Bake the for 35-40 minutes or until tester comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Carefully, run a rubber spatula around the edges of pan to loosen cake. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack and remove pan. Cool completely. Transfer to serving dish. Sift powdered sugar over top.

Recipe Notes

To freeze: Once the cake has cooled, wrap carefully in plastic wrap and place in a large ziptop bag. Remove as much air from the bag as possible and freeze. To serve, thaw completely. Sift over powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Marble Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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