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Wholewheat Chocolate Banana Cake with Hot Chocolate Frosting

Trisha Rudra
20 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Wholewheat Chocolate Banana Cake with Hot Chocolate Frosting RECIPE

Perhaps you want to eat chocolate cake, but are afraid of putting on calories? And maybe you have those bananas at home that need to be consumed but you don’t feel like having them plain? What do you do? You make cake, and you eat it too, and it’s healthy as it can be! This soft, moist and fudgy Wholewheat Chocolate Banana Cake comes to your rescue.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Easy
  • Kids Birthday
  • European
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. Wholewheat Flour/Atta – 2 cups
  2. sugar (Unrefined cane sugar or jaggery/gur or normal sugar) – 1 & 1/2 cups
  3. Natural unsweetened cocoa powder – 2/3 cup
  4. Baking soda – 1 & 1/2 tsp
  5. Distilled white vinegar – 2 tsp
  6. Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
  7. Hot water – 1 & 1/2 cups
  8. oil (any flavourless oil) – 1/4 cup
  9. Banana puree – 1 and 1/4 cup (about 3 large bananas)


  1. Preheat oven to 160 C
  2. Grease and line or dust with flour, a 9 x 5 inch square pan or a round 23 cm tin
  3. Make the banana puree and keep aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  5. Whisk the dry ingredients together with a spoon until mixed. Keep aside.
  6. In another bowl, add the sugar. To this add the hot water.
  7. Mix until sugar dissolves completely and add the vanilla and vinegar, and then add the oil.
  8. Whisk well and add the banana puree. Whisk again until mixed.
  9. Now add the dry ingredients into the wet, in two batches, whisking gently until it is all mixed into a smooth batter. Don’t overmix.
  10. You will see bubbles appearing, meaning the soda has reacted with the batter.
  11. Immediately pour this into the baking dish.
  12. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  13. (Check after 35 minutes, and then bake for remaining time if needed. I needed to bake it at 160 for 35 mins and then reduced to 150 C for 15 mins)

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Sana Basheer
Sana Basheer   May-25-2016

Great dessert :)

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