Whole wheat chocolate banana Cake
Recipe type: Baking, Cakes, Quick and Easy, Chocolate Banana Cake
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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.
Recipe by Latest Recipes at http://www.latestrecipes.net/2013/07/13/whole-wheat-chocolate-banana-cake/