Banana Chocolate Cake
Looking for the perfect pick-me-up? Maybe you have bananas you don't know what to do with. This spongy and decadent cake comes together in a flash with the help of a blender (or food processor). This pairs perfectly with coffee or tea, and is a great evening treat!
Prep time, 5 mins
Bake time, 20-25 mins
Cooling time, about 20-30 mins
Total time, 45 mins to 1 hour
Blender (or Food Processor)
Rubber Spatula (or Big Spoon)
Pie Dish, or Loaf Pan
2 large ripe Bananas
2 large Eggs*
1 cup Milk (I used almond milk, but any milk will work)
1/2 cup of Oats
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup of Sugar (I used monk fruit sweetener)**
1/2 tbs Baking Powder
1/2 tbs Baking Soda
1 tsp Instant Coffee***
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Salt
I used Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt on top of mine. But recommended Toppings/Mix-ins include Nuts (Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, etc.), Chopped Fruit, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Cups, a Chocolate or Peanut Butter Glaze...go wild and make it your own!
* To make this recipe vegan, use Flax Eggs.
**Taste your batter after blending; if it’s too bitter, add more sugar to your preference.
***The Instant Coffee isn't essential, but it helps richen the chocolate flavor.
Preheat your Oven to 350F (180C) and line your Baking Dish with Parchment Paper. Alternatively, butter and dust the baking tin with a tbs of Cocoa Powder.
First, add the Oats to your Blender (or Food Processor) and blend until you have fine Oat Flour. About 1-2 minutes depending on your blender.
I accidentally added everything at once. This works, but making Oat flour first creates a better texture and makes blending easier.
Add all other ingredients, except your Toppings/Mix-ins, and blend until thoroughly combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared Baking Dish, and scrape the Blender with a Rubber Spatula/Spoon; don’t leave any precious batter behind!
Add any Toppings/Mix-ins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a Toothpick comes out clean.
And there you have it; a delicious slice of Banana Chocolate cake that is sure to please! If you give this recipe a whirl, please let me know what you think in the comments below! How did you customize your cake?