The Genius Upside Down Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Hack Using 3 Ingredients

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe Hack Using Simple Ingredients – As our lives become increasingly busy, finding clever shortcuts and affordable alternatives in the kitchen has never been more important. Thankfully, Instagram baker Cakeontherun has shared a genius recipe that uses just a cake mix and a fizzy drink to create a mouth-watering bread.

Gone are the days of adding eggs, butter, and oil to pre-made cake mix – all you need is a bottle of sparkling water or cola! Not only is this a cheaper option, but it also saves time and effort too. The carbonation in the fizzy drink actually acts as a raising agent, helping the cake to rise beautifully in the oven. Adding a couple of bananas to the bottom of the tin will transform your plain cake mix into delectable banana bread.

The original recipe used a chocolate cake mix, but vanilla would be an equally delicious choice. Serve it warm from the oven on its own or slather it with buttercream for a decadent dessert.

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate banana bread recipe (serves 8)


  • A packet of chocolate cake mix
  • 250ml fizzy drink such as cola
  • 2 bananas
  • Optional extra – chocolate buttercream to fill


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Empty the cake mix into a large bowl.
  3. Pour in your fizzy drink and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Line two baking tins with parchment/ greaseproof paper.
  5. Slice the bananas thinly and lay on the bottom of the tins then pour the cake mixture over.
  6. Oven bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked in the middle.
  7. Cut into slices and enjoy warm, or leave to cool and sandwich with chocolate buttercream.

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A food photographer and travel blogger from New York City. Rachel's interest in cooking and travel began during her study abroad program in Italy, where she fell in love with Italian cuisine. She now captures the beauty of food and travels through her photography and blog posts.

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