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I LOVE this recipe for Vegan Chunky Monkey cake because it's SO easy to make and so fun to eat!

Chunky Monkey Cake

This chunky monkey cake includes bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate. It's a delicious dairy-free cake made with ingredients you might have on hand right now!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 385kcal


For the Chunky Monkey Cake:

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large bananas mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup plant-based milk soy, almond, etc
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips dairy free

Chocolate Frosting:


For the Vegan Chunky Monkey Cake

  • Heat your oven to 375°F/190°C. Spray a 9x13 cake pan with vegetable spray
  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, mashed bananas, soy milk, ground flaxseed, corn starch, and apple cider vinegar. Stir together until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir together until combined and then pour into the bowl with wet ingredients. Stir vigorously until combined.
  • Finally, add chocolate chips and give the batter a couple more stirs to incorporate them.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared cake pan and place in the heated oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until a piece of dry spaghetti inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely then ice with Chocolate Frosting

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • Combine powdered sugar, cocoa, and vegan butter in a medium bowl and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla and stir some more.
  • Finally, add plant-based milk one tablespoon at a time until you get a desired consistency.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg