Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Peanut Butter

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Peanut Butter

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Peanut Butter

This Banana Chocolate Chip cake is paired with the most amazing peanut butter frosting you will ever have! It’s a truly delicious flavour combination and a new favourite.

This peanut butter frosting is a bit on the softer side. Since making it, I experimented with using peanut butter powder instead and much prefer that option. It makes for a more stable buttercream, but both are equally delicious.

The peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip combo is amazing together! I hope you love it as much as I do.

Tips for making this Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Make sure the bananas you use are overripe, soft, and strong smelling for best taste and texture!
  • Do not use natural peanut butter in the frosting. It’s too oily and could affect the texture.
  • For extra flavour and texture I added some chopped up peanuts between the layers.
  • I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you could use any kind you like.
  • Be sure to check my Swiss Meringue Buttercream post for tips and troubleshooting.
  • To help ensure your cake layers bake up nice and flat, see my Flat Top Cakes post.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

This Banana Chocolate Chip cake is paired with the most amazing peanut butter frosting you will ever have! It’s a truly delicious flavour combination and a new favourite.

  • Prep Time 2 hours
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Servings 12
  • Calories 737kcal

Ingredients

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake:

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter not natural

Assembly:

US Customary – Metric

Instructions

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour three 6″ cake rounds, line with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside .
  • In a small measuring cup, combine mashed bananas and buttermilk.
  • Beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat on med-high until pale and fluffy (2-3mins).
  • Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of buttermilk). Fully incorporating after each addition. Do not overmix.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 35-40mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

  • Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.*
  • Place bowl over a double boiler on the stove and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot and no longer grainy to the touch (approx. 3mins). Or registers 160F on a candy thermometer.
  • Place bowl on your stand mixer and whisk on med-high until the meringue is stiff and cooled (the bowl is no longer warm to the touch (approx. 5-10mins)).
  • Switch to paddle attachment. Slowly add cubed butter and mix until smooth.**
  • Add vanilla and peanut butter and and whip until smooth.

Assembly:

  • Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with 2/3 cup of frosting. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp chopped peanuts. Repeat with remaining layers and apply a thin coat of frosting all over the cake. Chill for 20mins.
  • Frost the cake. Smooth the sides and top of the cake then use a 1M tip to pipe dollops on top with remaining frosting.
  • Do a border of peanuts and chocolate chips along the bottom if desired.

Notes

*Ensure there is NO trace of egg yolks in your whites and that your mixer bowl and whisk is completely grease free or your meringue won’t stiffen.
** The buttercream may look like it’s curdled at some point. Keep mixing until it is completely smooth.

Calories: 737kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 11gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 2gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 1040IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1.2mg

The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.