Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake

Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake

This is a quick and easy recipe, you can whip it up in a few minutes, pop it in the oven and in half an hour you’ll have delicious cake ready for dessert or afternoon snack for your family…and there’s more: If you will notice, this is not a regular chocolate cake, I used whole wheat flour  and bananas plus  some chia seeds which makes it better nutritionally. 😉

The recipe only makes an 8-inch square cake, perfect for a small family like mine to enjoy over the weekend.

Happy Baking!! ü

Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake
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Recipe type: Baking, Cakes, Quick and Easy, Chocolate Banana Cake
Serves: makes one 8" cake
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup Dutch cocoa
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds (optional)
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ cup fresh milk
  • ¼ cup canola or corn oil
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ hot water
  • Ganache:
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, grated or finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon coffee powder (optional)
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and chia seeds if using. Set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, frost with ganache.
  6. Ganache: Put grated chocolate and coffee powder if using in a bowl; set aside.
  7. Heat cream in a saucepan just until it begins to boil, immediately pour heated cream to the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Cool a bit then pour on top of cooled cake.


One Response to "Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake"

  1. Belinda @zomppa   July 14, 2013 at 3:30 am

    That looks like the richest, darkest chocolate!!


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