Double Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe | Easy Chocolate Cake with Banana Recipe
Life acts in the most mystical ways;  a chocoholic kid born to parents who hold no fascination for it, being one!  I have been looked upon as a creature from outer space by my gender for saying that I don't like chocolate. And you know what? I probably bake/cook more with chocolate  than most of my die hard chocolate friends :) Roasted Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate CrustChocolate Pista FudgeBeetroot Chocolate BrowniesCinnamon Chocolate FudgeChocolate Fudge Brownies, Pecan Chocolate Brownies, Tofu Chocolate Pudding, Wacky Chocolate Cake, Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate , Chocolate Pound Cake , Quinoa Chocolate Cake... What? Enough you said? Guess, you get the idea :) Maybe this is how I retain my friends inspite of my lack of love for chocolate when I share what I bake with them. So its all well after all :)
Double Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe | Easy Chocolate Cake with Banana Recipe
And now with a little kid who absolutely thinks anything chocolate is his birth right, I have no incentive not to continue my partnership with it. Banana and Chocolate were made to be together ( Frozen Banana with Chocolate, Banana Chocolate Brownies) and this recipe uses that association to its optimal best. Though I always buy bananas with the bestest and noblestest intentions, situation arise when its more black than yellow! Those moments finds the lazy me just throwing it into the freezer - no peeling, no prepping; just chuck it inside lazy - so that it can be put to good use later. This recipe being one. Just thaw at room temperature for a bit and its set to go!
Double Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe | Easy Chocolate Cake with Banana Recipe
This utterly simple and deliciously healthy recipe that I make for my little one surprisingly finds its way into my husband's palate favour as well. So much so that he even blends it along with his protein shake in the morning and says it tastes just perfect! 
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  • Serves: Makes 12+ servings
  • Yields: Makes an 8x8-inch Square Cake or 12+ cupcakes
  • 1 cup pureed Banana (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Egg (No eggs or Vegan? See Tips)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (or use all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, see Tips
  • 1/8 cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
1. Eggs: For a Vegan or Eggless Version, try one of these options from my Egg Substitution Chart

2. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: I have used Mega Chunk Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips in this recipe since that is what I had on hand for this post.
1. In a bowl  mix the bananas (or puree) and brown sugar until the bananas are mashed and the sugar is dissolved.
2. Add the applesauce, vanilla, and egg until
3. well blended.
4. In another  bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda along with salt.
5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
6. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used coarsely chopped Mega Chunks Semi Sweet Chips. See Tips.
7. Pour batter into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish.
8. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
9. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick to determine doneness.
Best eaten warm. The family loved it even more when combined with homemade Vanilla Icecream. (Or try Eggless Vanilla Icecream)
Double Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe | Easy Chocolate Cake with Banana Recipe

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By Tolu on Dec 9, 2016

Hi DK. What purpose does the applesauce serve in this recipe? Do you think I can substitute the applesauce for something else? And what are my options?. Secondly, the chocolate chips? Can they be left out altogether? Since I don't have access to them st the moment. Or do you think I can substitute them for extra cacao powder+oil/margarine? I remember I came across that online as substitute for chocolate chips in baking... I'm looking forward to your response, would like to give this a try

By Jay on Nov 21, 2016

Hi DK, Banana cake looks wonderful. Would try baking this weekend. I have a question regarding if kitchen stand mixer is useful for our Indian kitchen. I am a person who does not bake all the time but would do every now and then. Do you have a kitchen aid stand mixer? If so, what model is it?

Yes, I do. I have a kitchenaid 6Qt mixer. Its a very recent acquisition (was a gift actually!) hence I have not used it too much to know its pros for Indian cooking as such. I do bake a lot and hence have used it only for cakes, cookies and bread dough. That it does pretty well, although to be very honest, till date it has not done anything that I couldn't do with a hand mixer or my own trusty hands. Will update this thread if I find more ways for it for our Indian kitchen :) --DK