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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

eggless-chocolate-banana-cake
I always buy banana as its the only fruit other than apple my kid eat. He likes it only when it is just ripe and if its over ripen, no one touches it at home. Sometimes I make milkshake with other fruits to finish it. At times make my easy banana nutella icecream if I have nutella. But this is the best way to use the over ripen banana. When you find it over ripen, put inside a ziploc (with the peel) and freeze it. When you need, you can use it upto a month. You can thaw it in microwave and bake this eggless chocolate banana cake. This is very easy to make, no fancy ingredients, no complicated process. Just mash the bananas, mix all the ingredients, bake it. Simple right? I had bookmarked and kept this for a long time and as usual forgotDoh. Then last week I remembered and decided to bake as I had over ripen bananasRaised Eyebrow. The original recipe is here. I replaced all purpose flour (Maida) with wheat flour (atta) and vinegar with lemon juice. I was eagerly waiting for the outcome Praying and it turned out pretty good bake. Healthy too as a snack. Bookmark and keep, sure this will be a keeperBatting Eyelashes.



Eggless chocolate banana cake recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 35 mins     Makes: 16 squares

Ingredients

Wheat flour – 1 & 1/4 cup

Banana (Long variety)  - 2

Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Oil (I used sunflower) – 1/3 cup

Water – 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp

Baking soda – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Choco chips – 1/3 cup


Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash well the peeled ripen banana with a fork. Add rest of the ingredients to it.
  2. 1-ingredients
  3. Preheat oven at 180 deg C (350 F). Mic and pour the mix into an 8 inch square greased pan.
  4. 2-mix
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and  bake for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  6. 3-bake
  7. Cool completely before taking out of the pan. Cut into squares and serve.
  8. 4-cut

Notes

    • The original recipe called for all purpose flour / plain flour/ maida. I replaced with wheat flour (atta). If you use maida, cut off the 1 tbsp water in the recipe.
    • Lemon juice can be replaced with vinegar.
    • The original recipe asked to not grease the pan. I have no idea for what reason. If anyone knows do share.
    • I dipped knife in hot water for clean cut.

You can serve by warming in microwave for 20 secs, if you like it warm or have it as such. Best for kids snack box and after school snack.
chocolate-banana-cake


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88 comments:

  1. Dont have a Microwave,but your recipe tempting to get a one soon to try all these.I guess you are keeping firm foot on Baking zone too,keep going. :)

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    1. True very true but if wants then spray it with water not too much or put paper bag no plastic.

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    2. One more thing u said why not grease the tin bcz the recipe is having oil so not needed if butter then u can.

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  2. Hi, I followed your blog for the past 2 months. I tried rava least I. My 7 years old daughter Harshika, loved it. It is too good. Thanks. Don't have oven, how can I make this cake. Please give your suggestion

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  3. Can it be done in pressure cooker also

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  4. How can we do it in pressure cooker..plz tell

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  5. Would it be soft/spongy like when we add egg ? i have a 18 month old kid. Will he be able to easily chew it ?

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    1. Of course yes. Banana makes it dream soft :)

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    2. Oh !! thanks raks.. I am definitely going to try this.
      I have been following your blog and tried many recipes. All have turned out really well.
      your blog is really very motivating for beginners like me :)

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  6. Ripen banana usually we used to waste. They don't like to eat the way u did super. I feel very bad wen its throw, thank you for this superb kids receipe. Vacation time I have to think different varieties to prepare for them. I used to wait for your receipe . Keep on rocking;-)

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  7. Hi Raks I tired this recipe just now....super easy,less messy, super soft,healthier,super tasty and super excited....

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback :)

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  8. Delicious cake. we can try this in pressure cooker ?

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  9. Did you use sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder?

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  10. Can u replace the white sugar with brown and what kind and is the quanty the same?? And if egg has to be added how many and should it mixed with hand or need a blender?

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    1. I guess same amount of brown sugar can be used. I am not sure about eggs. Hand mixing is enough.

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  11. Love the picture...Looks so yummy... I am a chocolate lover.. :)

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  12. Baking soda means baking powder or cooking soda?

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    1. What if we use baking powder instead of cooking soda??

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    2. What if we use baking powder instead of cooking soda??

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    3. Both react different in the recipe. So I am not sure abt it.

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  13. Pls mention the measurement of one cup. A very basic thing but i am new here. Thanks in advance

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  14. Hi, plz suggest can v bake it in microwave? On what degree n fr how much time, as m eager to make this cake. TIA

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    1. I baked in a combination oven only, So you can follow the same. If you mean in microwave mode, I haven't tried in that mode.

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  15. Tried n came out super
    Kids want again, baking today again ☺️

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  16. I have tried quite a lot of your recipes and I must say I am a big fan of your recipes. But I am sorry to say this one disappointed me. The taste of atta was dominating and I could not get the fluffiness of normal cakes made with eggs.

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    1. Because of banana, sure it comes out soft.

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  17. Hi Raks! I made this yesterday and it was exactly as shown in your lovely pictures. Everyone loved it. This is going to be my goto recipe for a quick, healthy and eggless bake. Thanks for sharing !

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  19. Hi Raks,
    I tried this recipe. It came out very well. I still cant believe it is a 'no maida' cake :)
    I used small bananas(4 nos) as I had it in hand , it was more than overripe and i did not want to waste it. I had to use more water and oil to the batter to get normal cake batter consistency. i guess it is because the bananas i used are more thicker than the long variety ones us used.
    I am so happy about the results and my family loved it too
    My kids were so happy to take a piece to school for snack time :)

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  20. Can we use nendra pazham (plantain)?

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  21. I am not sure if nendran pazham will be as moist and soft as the regular banana. If its so, then you can try. Adjust water if you find the batter too tight.

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  22. Hi raks thanks for the amazing recipe. Jus one doubt. Should I use normal ripen bananas or over ripened bananas. Will the ripeness in any way affect the cake softness??? Pls clarify. Thanks again. Keep your good work going

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    1. Yes, but the key is the water content. So if the banana is not over ripen, you can add a tbsp of extra water

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  23. Awesome. Tried it with ripened bananas only. Adjusted water. Bam. What a cake it is. So softy so spongy. Bookmarked this cake. 😀

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  24. For how long to preheat the oven?

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    1. Refer my FAQ page for preheating doubts

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  25. Do I sift the atta

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    1. If you want, you can, not necessarily

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  26. Hi rajeshwari
    Tried chocolate banana cake. .. was super soft and delicious. Thank you very much. But my cake had cracks on top. Can you help me to avoid this cracks. Tia

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    1. Cracks means either less water content, refer my batter consistency in video. If its too thick than that, add a tbsp of water. Adding more cooking soda or over mixing also can give crack on top.

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  27. I need to make a small cake for this recipe .like half of above..what are the measurements then..so tricky to get those cup sizes halfed

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    1. half of 1/3 cup is 2 tbsp + 2 tsp Like wise you can half the recipe. Let me know if you need help with any other measurement

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  28. Also which camera u use for pictures

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  29. I have these lil cake pans ...heart shaped , star shaped ..can I use the same receipe or wil the pan be too small ..( it's approx 5" ..height -a lil over an inch )

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    1. Not a problem. Baking time may reduce, so have an eye

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  30. hi raks,
    i dont have an oven or microwave. i dont want to use the pressure cooker. i want to steam the cake. what tweaking will i have to do to get the consistency rite?

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    1. Never tried steaming. But you can try as such, no need to tweak the recipe.

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  31. baking, leads to a lil dryness, doesnt it? but steaming leads to a bit of moist consistency, what say? thats y asked

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    1. As I said, I cant compare as I havent tried.

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  32. Hi Raks.. Can I add chopped walnuts to this?

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  33. Hi rak's I have tried many dishes of yours and now I just wanted to try this one too but iIdon't have the conventional oven so please let us know how to bake using pressure cooker... If u haven't tried please try for us and do reply.... Thnk u

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  34. How to bake the same using pressure cooker rak's....

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  35. I have not tried in pressure cooker, but as you have said, sure will try in pressure cooker and post

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  36. Mixing bowl luks sema.can you plz share any details about it. I wish I too could have the one like yours

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    1. Can we add milk and curd instead of lemon juice and water?

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  37. Amazing recipe.Baked the cake in a gas tandoor and distributed it amongst friends.Everyone loved it and no maida.

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  38. Can you shate recipe for plum cake that we get during chritmas in Chennai

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  39. Hi...made this cake yesterday... it came out really well...so easy to make and the texture taste was too good. Healthy as well...everyone loved it

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  40. Tried this yesterday... it was awesome...everyone loved it....texture was also perfect...healthy as well.

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  41. Hi raks I tried the recipe it was very nice. Thanks for the recipe.

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  42. Can we store this cake? How long?

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  43. Hi, can this be made without cocoa n choco chips? As I don't hv both but I hv over ripe bananas.

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  44. Please update some home made chocolate my daughter's always asking please post this also I tried so many recipes of u it's all good

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  45. Please update some home made chocolate my daughter's always asking please post this also I tried so many recipes of u it's all good

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  46. Hello!

    Please, let me know, If I use 1 cup WWF and 1/4 APF, will I require to change the water proportion?

    Thanking in anticipation.
    Devasena.

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  47. No need to change It should be fine

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  48. Can small Poovam banana's be used? And how many in number?
    Or could you please give the amount of banana to be used in cup measurements? Thank you

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    1. Any gooey banana can be used. Next time when I bake this, will take note and update.

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  49. I tried this recipe yesterday, it was so simple and easy to make and it turned out great. Kids loved it.

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  50. I tried this recipe yesterday, it was so simple and easy to make and it turned out great. Kids loved it.

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  51. I tried this recipe and feel batter is very thick so should i add water more

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    1. Yes. If too thick can add water

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  52. Hi Raks, tried this cake sterday ; came out very well. This is my first cake trial in microwave and am very happy about the outcome. My son n hubby finished more than half of the cake in just 1 sitting :)
    Your measurements are always perfect! Using wheat flour is definitely brilliant.
    Just wanted to check if we could use multigrain atta instead of regular wheat flour.

    Thanks,
    Sylvia

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    1. Slight change in texture and taste will be there, because the atta might be more dense than wheat atta

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  53. Sure Raks; Thank u! Also wanted to know shelf life of this cake. Any idea if it can be refrigerated and stored? Pls let me know.

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    1. If in fridge, 5 days. if outside within 24 hrs

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  54. Awesome healthy recipe raji. I tried baking for the first time for this cutie choco cake and it came out really good that too i tried on my hubby birthday. Wonderful click of this yummylicious banana chocolate cake. You are a rockstar keep going.

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