Banana–Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Dense, moist banana bread is great. But tender, fluffy banana snack cake is something else again.
Why This Recipe Works
Unlike dense, moist banana bread, banana snack cake has a fluffy, tender crumb. To create this light structure, we beat softened butter with sugar, which incorporated air into the batter. We then added eggs, one at a time, and alternated adding the dry and wet ingredients. Ripe bananas, which have nearly three times as much sugar as unripe bananas, gave this cake complex banana flavor; just two or three (depending on the size) provided great fruit flavor. Chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting were welcome additions and kept this cake simple enough to make whenever the need to snack strikes—no special occasion required.