Banana-Chocolate Chip Not Wacky Cake

Those are all wacky gifs.

Really. Type ‘wacky gif’ into a search engine and the likes of those appear.

This cake, however, is not altogether wacky despite what Better Homes & Gardens calls it on its website.

Apparently ‘Wacky Cake’ is a depression era creation that does not contain eggs, milk, or butter. A little more research revealed that the method of mixing up the cake batter in the pan it’s baked in makes it wacky.

Who knows?

Today’s Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake may not be wacky, but it’s super good. Studded with chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate syrup, you get a moist, sweet cake with just the right amount of banana.

Banana-Chocolate Chip Not Wacky Cake


1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
⅓ cup chopped mixed nuts or pecans (optional)
Chocolate syrup, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In an 8-inch square baking pan stir together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in bananas, melted butter, milk, and vinegar just until combined, stirring to corners of pan. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients. (I only put nuts on half of the cake since my youngest doesn’t like them).

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean (center of cake may dip slightly).

4. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Serves 9

Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

This song is Wacky.

In name and spirit…yes it is.

Clincher for choosing this song is that the band, CALSUTMORAN, is from Rochester, NY where I will be going in two weeks to watch my daughter graduate from college. Proud and in wacky disbelief that this day is almost here.

Check out CALSUTMORAN on Bandcamp where you can buy their music and listen to some extremely strange songs.


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1 Response to Banana-Chocolate Chip Not Wacky Cake

  1. Looks delicious! I always love finding egg free recipes!

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