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a chocolate banana skillet cake with ice cream on top

Molten Banana Fudge Skillet Cake

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  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This chocolate banana skillet cake is baked with a layer of creamy chocolate SunButter in the center! It’s so moist with a rich filling and tender roasted bananas on top. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream!


Chocolate Banana Skillet Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups (198g) gluten free baking flour (or regular all purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup (75g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (60g) regular or plant-based milk
  • 1/2 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (385g) finely mashed ripe banana (about 34 bananas)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (55g) hot coffee or hot water
  • 1 cup (250g) Chocolate SunButter
  • 2 ripe bananas, for topping


Chocolate Banana Skillet Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease an 11″ cast iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a measuring glass, mix together the milk and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, mashed banana, and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the milk and vinegar mixture.
  6. Then dump in the dry ingredients and mix until everything is halfway combined.
  7. Pour in the hot coffee and mix to fully combine the batter.
  8. Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the skillet.
  9. Drizzle the Chocolate SunButter in an even layer. Then cover with the other half of the batter and spread even.
  10. Slice the two extra bananas down the center hotdog style. Lay the bananas on top of the batter, cut side up.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Allow the cake to cool for about 30 minutes at room temp. Then slice into the warm cake and serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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