Dark Chocolate Banana Cake

Dark Chocolate Banana Cake

The cake thats so good for you, you can eat it for breakfast!

Bananas, Yoghurt, Whole Wheat, Nuts and the amazing feel-good powers of chocolate – all this makes this an amazing, delicious, and fit-foodie approved treat. It’s such a simple process, that you can mix everything while your oven is pre-heating.

Bananas are high in potassium, and can help reducing swelling in the body. Bananas with dark spots were eight times more effective in enhancing the power of white blood cells – White blood cells fight infections from bacteria, fungi, viruses and other pathogens. Just what we need during this pandemic.

Honey has natural healing abilities, and is said to be less harmful a sugar for diabetics. It’s an anti-aging, anti- oxident, antiseptic; and a wonderful natural sweetener.

Dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins that give you a happy feeling. Lord knows we need happy feelings in this lockdown. A pure 100% cocoa powder gives you all the happy feelings chocolate promises, but none of the calories.

Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health.

The combination of all these ingredients is such a powerhouse of nutrition, this cake actually seems like a fantastic breakfast food!

Its insanely easy to make, and the prep literally took me 2 minutes. While the oven was warming, I had all the stuff ready to go!

Prep Time

2 min

Cook Time

35 min

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

½ cup thick yoghurt

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup honey / maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg /  or  3 talespoons Yoghurt

1 cup whole wheat flour***

1/2 cup pure organic cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or choco chips

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F/ 180° C. Grease a standard loaf pan with a little olive oil, or line with parchment.

2. Put bananas, oil, honey, vanilla, and egg into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until everything is combined. A few small banana bits visible is fine, it doesn’t need to be completely smooth.

3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared pan, and bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

SCRUMPTIOUS, AND HEALTHY!

NOTES

This cake is not very sweet, and if you really want to, you could increase the quantity of sugar or syrup to 1/2 cup. You could also substitute the egg for yoghurt and make a vegetarian version. ‘Flax Egg’ can offer a vegan option as well.

Be careful not to over mix the batter after adding the baking powder. it will make a stodgy heavy cake.

Yoghurt adds a moistness that is simply divine. This is a super easy cake, and perfect for old bananas, the older the banana, the sweeter the cake.

Please try this and leave me any feedback and suggestions.

Much Love, and Happy Cooking!

SUPRITI SINGH

Weight Management Specialist

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6 Responses

  1. Aarti says:

    This cake is so yumm and super easy to bake! It was my first attempt at baking.. I followed the recipe to the tee and the cake turned out so good!
    I used yoghurt instead of eggs and the cake was nice and moist .. agave instead of honey since I had only that at home 😊 also I was out of baking soda so I added eno instead .. thank you Supriti for the quickest and yummiest dark chocolate cake! It’s a must try!!!

    • supriti1203 says:

      Thank you so much!! Please try out some more recipes and fitness tips. I would love to hear from you on those as well!

  2. Aseela Goenka says:

    I’ve been craving cake so much lately and I don’t like to get the regular ones because I know how much cream and stuff goes into them.
    This cake was super easy and I added a couple of teaspoons of instant hazelnut coffee. The result was a dark and very grown up cake which we’ve enjoyed thoroughly!
    The best thing is, it’s got simple, healthy ingredients so it’s really guilt free besides tasting of the simpler times when we made cakes at home and enjoyed their misshapen uniqueness!

    Thank you very much Supriti!

    • supriti1203 says:

      Thank you so much Aseela.. its very encouraging to have you message me, especially since i’ve known and respected you for so long!

  3. Shruti Ahuja says:

    It was really easy and a yum cake! Everyone enjoyed it at work and at home. Will definitely be making it more often! Xx

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