Skinny Banana Chip Cake

I made a precious new friend at the SNAP conference in April.  She was my roomie, and she was so cute and sweet.  She has a fabulous cooking blog that I knew my readers would just love, so I asked if she would guest post for me sometime.  Thankfully, she said “yes!”

Please warmly welcome, Ruthie!




Hi to all of Beneath my Hearts friends! I’m Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m SO excited to be here today to share a delicious recipe with you!

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to shred a few of those winter pounds…

I’ve written about my weight loss story here (part A & part B) and even though I am a foodie-

I try to make my recipes as healthy as possible without sacrificing any flavor :)

This delicious Skinny Banana Chip Cake that I’m sharing with you today is a fabulous example of having your cake and eating too (with less calories!)…


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Skinny Banana Chip Cake

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 10
  • 1 (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 C water
  • 3 eggs or 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites- like I did
  • 2 1/2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C minced pecans
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Spray with cooking spray a fluted bundt pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, water, and eggs; mix well.
  4. Add bananas; mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, mix until incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes on cooling rack, turn out cake and complete cooling on rack.
  9. Enjoy!


You’ve probably notices there’s no oil listed in the ingredients and that’s the really AWESOME part— there’s not any!

Don’t worry though- this Skinny Banana Chip Cake is still moist and flavorful and delicious :) Hmmm, mmmm.

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I’m so glad to have been able to visit with you all today and share this mouth-watering Skinny Banana Chip Cake!

While we are thinking about delicious recipes here a couple of my other favorite Healthy/Skinny recipes that you may enjoy…

Tomato Basil Soup by

Tomato Basil Soup

Healthy Omega 3 Cookies by

Healthy Omega 3 Cookies

Easy 7-up Biscuits by

Easy 7-up Biscuits

I just LOVE Traci… I was able to room with her at Snap a blogging conference a couple of months ago and let me tell you she is just adorable! Oh my. She kept me laughing the whole conference! Here’s photo of us that weekend…

Tracy Snap

I love all the friends I have made through blogging… it’s a part of blogging that I didn’t realize, that I’d have the chance to meet and make friends with so many amazing and talented people.

Such a big thanks to Traci for having me visit today, I’d be happy to have you come and visit me anytime at or connect with me on on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

Happy Cooking!

xoxo~ Ruthie

Ruthie Knudsen
Author/Owner/Creative Mind





  1. Hi Ruthie! Hi Traci! Skinny banana chip cake?! Yes please! That looks so good. Pinning for my next adventure in baking! Off to check out the other recipes too.

  2. Ruthie, Thanks so much for the great skinny banana chip cake
    I love that I can have cake that’s moist without oil. Yea!

  3. I don’t have a bundt pan can I bake it in a loaf pan and how would that change the baking time?

    1. Hi Nellana! It would just fine in a 9×13 pan or 2 loaf pans… I would start checking it at about 25 minutes and keep an eye on it while it cooks. Hope that is helpful :)

  4. This looks delicious and easy! I LOVE chocolate chip banana bread and I love the ease of having a cake mix base on this one!!

  5. I made this today and it was GREAT. i always try to bake low-fat, but usually with applesauce, never bananas. Oh my!!! I’m glad i’d thrown a bunch in the freezer…that makes them super soft and sweet and actually with an oily texture. I used a Sugar-free cake mix for a diabetic friend and opted for chopped dates, toasted coconut and almonds instead of the choco chips. It needed a full 50min. My mix called for 325 so i did 10min at 350 and finished the rest at 325deg. SCRUMPTIOUs and SO MOIST!!! A definite hit, but I don’t know if I gained any thing since we made quite a dent in it!

    I’m off to check out your other recipes. thanks for sharing. CTD

  6. The skinny banana chip cake looks and sounds amazing. Just one ? Could you please let me know the nutrition facts for this cake calories fat etc. As soon as you can would be great. I’m going my food shopping tomorrow and would like to know nutrition facts first. Thank you so much!!

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