Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

 

As mentioned last week, E is really enjoying baking right now. After our first Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake {that we made twice in a row}, she wanted to make another chocolate chip cake. We had several VERY ripe bananas on hand, so we decided to make a Banana Chocolate Chip Cake.

 

Cooking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

(E was 4 years and 7 months old).

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This cake was even easier to make than the Strawberry Chocolate Chip cake – we didn’t even need a mixer! E loves hand mixing, so it was right up her alley.

This is what our bananas looked like – they were REALLY ready 🙂 We only ended up needing two for this cake, though.

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

E practiced measuring

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

and problem-solving when it was time to get the mashed bananas out of the measuring cup 😉

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

The bananas, butter, and sugar turned an interesting bright shade of yellow when E mixed them.

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

E’s particularly fond of using the whisk, and she made sure to try different tools for mixing at different stages.

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

When the batter was ready, she was able to pour it into the baking pan

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

and smooth it out herself.

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

When the cake came out of the oven, it looked a little unassuming.

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

The chocolate chips had pretty much all sunk to the bottom half of the cake – in fact, I found several stuck to the bottom of the baking pan when I took out the cake. It’s just for looks, but I’d add some extra chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking next time.

It didn’t hurt the taste at all, of course. You could really taste the banana, it was awesome!

This is definitely a firm favorite for using up overripe bananas in the future. I can’t believe I actually threw out several in the past when they were too far gone instead of turning them into something delicious!

 

Baking with Kids: Try this simple Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! Perfect for using up overripe bananas, no mixer required, and it's delicious, too!

 

 

 

 

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