Friday 15 February 2013

Vegan Choco Banana Cake

Hi! Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and husband offered to take me out for dinner. I was not  up to it but still went ahead. But before going out, I quickly baked this cake in the evening. This is a hassle free cake and takes a few minutes of mixing and then a quarter hour of baking and it’s ready to serve. My kid had it as an evening snack and also took it in his snack box to the school today and guess what? He did not even get a bite of it..but my kid was not unhappy as he knew there was more cake at home and also that he was also offered Maggi and Kraft’s Macaroni in exchange.The greedy fellow happily exchanged his cake for those items..Winking smile.
Being a  vegan preparation  it does not use any butter in it, instead oil is used. I have used Hershey’s  chocolate powder and I loved the bitterness it added to the cake. One can also add Choco chips to the cake but since I wanted to keep it vegan, I’ve avoided it. The cake turns out moist. The next time I make this I would love to add some strawberries and raisins for that extra flavor instead of the banana…
The batter made for this cake is quite liquid ‘y’ so do not worry, the cake turns out well and you might observe a few cracks on top. One has to be just careful with the fruit and oil ratio as these add to the moistness of the cake. The cake gets ready anytime between 40-55mins. Mine was ready in 43mins, so one needs to be careful after  35mins. Do not open the oven till 35mins after that if the skewer inserted comes out clean, the cake is ready. I used a 12”Bundt pan to bake this cake, one can use any tin of their choice of this size.
Sending this cake to my event ‘ONLY’ Vegan Cooking hosted by PJ.
Preparation Time: 5mins
Mixing Time:5mins
Baking Time: 40-55mins
Serves: 6-8people
2cups APF
1-1/2cups granular sugar
1-1/2tsp baking soda
1tsp vanilla essence
2/3cups Cocoa Powder (one can use less too)
5-1/20z banana Puree (one can add more too)
about 110ml oil
about 1–1/2cups hot water
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl ( APF, cocoa, soda, sugar) thoroughly.
Add the essence, oil and water and mix. Finally add the banana puree and give a final mix. Do not over mix. The batter has a very runny texture, do not worry.
Bake it in a greased pan at 180C, preheated for 15mins for 40-55mins.
Remove it gently on a cooling stand and cool.
Cut and serve.
*In case you want to add more banana, reduce the amount of oil in that proportion.

Sending the cake to my event 'ONLY' Baked Treats hosted by Kalyani.
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divya said...

Looks rich n tempting... Awesome clicks

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..good one .

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kausers kitchen said...

Wow looks wonderful, tempting clicks.

virunthu unna vaanga said...

wow... its drool worth cake... very appealing n have bookmarked the vegan version...

Unknown said...

Loved your last click, so delicious it looks.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cake looks simply mouthwatering. Loved the look of it.

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a super moist cake, excellent and very attractive presentation. said...

Soft and Yummy Cake ... looks tempting. Presentation also so nice Dear.

hotpotcooking said...

Looks yum and delicious, love the vegan way.

Unknown said...

Beautiful the texture,colour and it is moist sure it tasted great..

Sudha Sabarish said...

Mouthwatering cake.Looks delicious and drooling here.

Unknown said...

super rich and super tempting!!! what a rich chocolate color!!! wow am drooling here!!!
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My World My Home said...

Super delicious cake...:-)

Prathima Rao said...

Rich, soft and moist cake!!!
Prathima Rao
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Rafeeda AR said...

this cake looks really amazing... i'm sure it tasted amazing as well...

great-secret-of-life said...

Super rich cake... Love it

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very tempting and droolworthy cake dear.....yummy.

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Rujuta said...

Hi Pari,

Thanks for sharing the recipe with us...
The cake looks divine and so deliciously tempting... Mouthwatering stuff...and it is vegan too...
Bookmarked it...

Anonymous said...

If I were to use butter instead of oil, would it be the same amount..thx


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