Banana Chocolate Cake/Bread. Vegan Oil-free recipe

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This Banana chocolate Cake is finally posted. Its more of a bread with low sugar and low fat content, but baked in a cake pan. You can add some oil to increase the moistness, use it to make layer cakes, top with some delicious coconut whipped cream, chocolate ganache and fresh fruits and what not, add more chocolate and chocolate chips to the batter for a double chocolate version, or add some coffee for a mocha. My current fave is a spiced version though. the spices, banana and chocolate together for an after lunch or evening snack, keep me satisfied for a while:)


The cake is all whole grain with Spelt, Oats and Cashew. you can switch out the flours with other flours, add enough to get a thick batter, not too wet and not too dry.


Two cakes in the pictures on the post. The above picture is a no oil, coarse cashew and oat flour cake. The below is with 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil and well ground flours.


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Steps:


Whats that ripe smell in the kitchen.. ahh some very black bananas.

Grab 3 very ripe bananas.



Mash them and measure out the other ingredients.




Warm the coconut milk and mix in the chocolate, as little or as much chocolate as you want.




Mix in the chocolate, apple cider vinegar, spices, sugar well. Mix in oil if using.




Add in the flours and make a thick batter.




Drop in parchment lined pan and bake until done.


nom nom





Banana chocolate Cake.

Dairy, egg, butter, soy, corn, oil free.
Whole grain. Cook Time: 40 mins.  8 inch cake pan

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips
Spices of choice( I added 1/2 teaspoon ginger and 1/8 teaspoon cloves and nutmeg or add 2 teaspoons instant coffee for a mocha version)
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup ground raw cashew
1/2 cup ground Oats
3/4 - 1 cup Spelt flour (or use gluten-free flour blend or 1/4 cup each Oat, millet, tapioca/corn starch)

To make it more moist, add 1/4 cup coconut oil or oil of choice(I usually skip the oil)
Add 1/3 cup chocolate chips to the batter for a double chocolate cake

Method:
Mash the bananas.
Add vinegar and sugar and mix well.
Heat the coconut milk, add chocolate and melt.
Add melted chocolate, spices(or coffee) to banana and mix well.
If using oil, add now and mix well.
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup oat flour, 1/2 cup ground cashew, 1/2 cup spelt flour and baking powder.
Add this to the banana mixture and mix well.
Add more spelt flour if needed to get a muffin batter type thick batter. The flour needed will depend on what size bananas you used, the chocolate and oil content.
Add chocolate chips for double chocolate version.
Drop the batter in parchment lined or greased 8 inch cake pan.
Even out and bake in pre-heated 365 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick from the center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes and remove from parchment.



27 comments:

  1. Another healthy recipe from you Richa.. seems quite fluffy in texture.

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    1. It is light enough and very filling with the whole grains:)

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  2. That chocolaty goodness looks so fluffy and moist! I want :)

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  3. Chocolaty & yummmm!!!

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Yum, this looks delicious! I love that it's oil-free, too!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious--and love that it's healthy too!

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  6. This looks just wonderful Richa. I bet it would be amazing with some cashew cream on top ;) I like my cakes a bit lighter too, so this sounds great!

    Thanks for sharing it on Healthy Vegan Friday and have a great weekend!

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  7. Beautiful shots Richa, I like your cakes, so many variations you have got there.

    Blog - http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/
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  8. I'm loving the crumb texture of the no-oil one. Yum!!

    I've used the HTML mode on my blogger always, I've never liked the Compose mode. It's a lot simpler to work with. All one needs is a very basic knowledge of HTML and the entire code text has a very clean look so you can go back and find things easily when you want to change anything. Just make sure you don't switch to the Compose mode at any point during typing the post or later because that'll just add a bunch of unwanted code clutter into the code text.

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    1. thanks Sus! i guess i will have to compose in html more:)

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  9. I love cakes with bananas in them :) I have a similar recipe on my blog right now!

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  10. I love how healthy and delicious this cake looks!!!! Chocolate and banana are so perfect together:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

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  11. What a great looking cake! I just love chocolate and bananas together. :)

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  12. What is it about chocolate and bananas that make them so irresistible? This cake looks phenomenal and I love that used cashews to make the flour. So lovely!

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  13. You can never go wrong with chocolate and bananas! :D This sounds absolutely delicious!

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  14. Looks great!
    Do you think I can substitute the spelt flour with regular or whole wheat flour? Will it change the amount of the wet ingredients?
    Thanks!
    Anat

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    1. Sure you can. start with 1/2 cup wheat flour and add more if the batter is too wet. the batter should be just about stiff and non flowy.

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  15. WOW! This is a stunning cake Richa! What a beauty ;D

    I would love it if you shared this or another recipe at my Fall into Winter themed Potluck Party:
    Hope to see you there. Have a great weekend. Ella

    http://www.lifeologia.com/potluck-party-fall-into-winter-recipes/

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  16. Oh sorry ~ you just did share it last time - I didn't realize that.
    My mind went blank when I saw these gorgeous photos! ;)

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  17. I'm new to being vegan. How is this vegan is it has chocolate in it? I have always thought chocolate had milk in it.

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  18. Hi Thomas. there are vegan brands of chocolate with no milk. For chocolate chips i use Enjoy life or Whole foods vegan brand. For dark chocolate i use theo's 85% cacao.

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  19. Can I use coconut flour instead of spelt, I need to make it gluten free.

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    1. Coconut flour will need a lot of change inthe recipe. you can use a gluten-free flour blend.

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  20. It sounds almost to good to be true.. I must certrainly try this!

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