The best ever fluffy gluten free banana cake with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting!

This cake is truly my idea of heaven! It combines some of my favorite things- bananas, chocolate, and cream cheese frosting.

The cake itself is soft, fluffy, and moist. You would truly never know it’s gluten free! It’s just so good. It’s based off another one of my favorite banana cakes with dairy free chocolate frosting.

The cream cheese frosting is smooth, luscious, and perfectly sweet. I want to serve it on every dessert from here on out, it’s just so perfect.

The recipe is gluten free and grain free, too! It’s made with very simple and healthier ingredients. The cake is made with almond flour and tapioca starch- 2 of my favorite gluten free flours to bake with!

This gluten free banana chocolate chip cake makes the perfect birthday treat, pot luck dessert, family gathering, etc. It’s just one of those desserts you can’t go wrong with and everyone will love it. I am SO excited for you all to make this cake! Be sure to let me know if you give it a try!

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Gluten free banana chocolate chip cake with a simple cream cheese frosting!



For the cake:

  • 3 ripe and spotty bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 + 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 tbsp butter, room temp
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 + 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Milk of choice, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 square baking sheet with parchment paper (or generously grease the baking dish).
  2. In a large bowl, mash your bananas. Whisk your eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla in with the bananas until smooth.
  3. Stir in your almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Pour batter into your lined or greased baking dish, then bake for 30-34 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. While cake is cooling, you can make your frosting. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vailla until smooth. Mix in maple syrup, powdered sugar, and salt. If needed, add milk of choice 1 tsp at a time until smooth and spreadable

Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Mar 14, 2023

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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  1. Nina says:

    I made this today as I had very ripe bananas that needed to be used up and it did NOT disappoint. Sooo good! It’s the perfect amount of sweetness and you can’t even tell it’s gluten free nor made with better for you ingredients! I will definitely be making this again.

  2. Bonnie Lynn Kitchen says:

    I just made this following the method to the letter. Put it on the oven only then to see 1 cup of chocolate chips on the counter while I was washing up. Cake had already been in the oven 10 minutes. . .

  3. Zoe says:

    Just made this and OMG it was incredible!! My husband is gluten free so I’m always looking for new recipes to try, and this is probably the best gluten free baked good I’ve ever found. Ughhh, with the frosting, seriously, chefs kiss. Love how healthy it is and I used stevia sweetened chocolate chips to cut down on the sugar even more, even tho there’s so little to begin with! Can’t wait to try some of your
    other recipes!

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