My baking experiment #171 – banana chocolate cake

Happy Friday! I know it’s not the weekend and not my usual baking day. But i’m working from home today and it also happens to be National Chocolate Cake Day! So how can i not bake on the yummiest food day?!

Ya’ll know i’m a huge chocoholic and my favorite cake is chocolate cake. But since it’s the new year and my resolution is to eat a little healthier, i decided to go with a healthier chocolate cake, made without butter, oil or sugar:

http://thefirstyearblog.com/healthier-chocolate-cake/

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • frosting of choice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray 9-inch round pan with cooking spray.
  2. In blender, combine bananas, yogurt, honey, vanilla, and egg. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into bowl. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda, mix until incorporated.
  4. Add chocolate chips, mix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-35 minutes.
  5. Frost as desired.

This chocolate cake is so yummy! It’s slightly fudgier and less fluffy than normal cakes. It’s texture is almost like a brownie, which is perfect for me. It is quite chocolatey with a slight taste of banana, with just enough sweetness but not too sweet.

I frosted mine with a simple chocolate ganache and a light dusting of powdered sugar. The effect is quite striking with the glossy ganache which also adds another layer of chocolatey goodness to the cake.

This is a wonderful cake to celebrate chocolate cake day! I’m gonna devour this cake soon enough! TGIF! Enjoy your weekend, and happy baking! 🙂

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