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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

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2011-02-17 Desserts
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This rich chocolate cake is packed with flavor from the bananas. The creamy homemade frosting has walnuts to give the cake a great texture and flavor.

  • Servings: 12

Ingredients:

1 cup Sugar
2 sticks Butter or Margarine
2 Eggs
½ cup Buttermilk
3 Bananas, mashed
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups All Purpose Flour
½ cup Cocoa
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1½ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
½ cup Chopped Walnuts
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 stick Butter or Margarine
2 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
4 cups Confectioners Sugar
⅓ cup Cocoa
⅓ cup Evaporated Milk
¼ cup Chopped Walnuts

Directions:

Cream the sugar and two sticks of butter, add eggs, then mix in buttermilk, bananas, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, oats, soda, and salt, and mix well. Fold in nuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pour into a sprayed or greased 9 X 13 cake pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over top and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. For the frosting, cream one stick of butter until smooth, then add vanilla. Mix together the powdered sugar and cocoa. Add to butter, with a little milk at a time, until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Add more or less milk, as needed. Stir in walnuts and spread on cake.