Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake

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Chocolate banana cake

Chocolate banana cake

If you have been following my blog, I hope you have tried making a super easy healthier cake using olive oil. I discovered how easy it was when I first made the Nectarine Cake recently. Once you are used to it, with all things ready, you only need about 5 minutes to mix, pour into the tin and about 20 - 25 minutes to bake.

To date I have made 8 Blueberry Cakes using the same basic recipe, 8 days in a row!!!! Sounds crazy huh. I actually told my children that I was going to stop making it because I was bored making the same thing everyday. They thought I am weird….hmmmm. They felt I should be happy that they liked it!!! I know, they were right…..I should be happy that they eat this much healthier cake. But that doesn’t change my mind and how I feel about baking it EVERYDAY!

I know, why ask permission. Just change! So, I made orange cake and carrot cake the next 2 days for a change, using the same recipe. Know what? They actually liked it very much too. Of course I was very happy….*big smiles*.

Then I had friends over for tea over the weekend and I thought I should try using cocoa and bananas to make Chocolate Banana Cake. The cake came out very moist and delicious. I just couldn’t wait. I ate 2 pieces right away. Didn’t have time to make any chocolate sauce. I’m sure the chocolate sauce would make it even more delicious, or may be chocolate ice cream…mmm.

If you had not been successful in making cake, try making a cake with the basic cake ingrediesnt from my Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake. It’s really super easy, super simple, and super quick. Besides, there’s very little to wash up. I have been making cake with this simple basic recipe everyday. I hope by now you are convinced. If you are not convinced, you are going to read more when I post the orange cake and the carrot cake….*BIG wink*.

Now here is my Super Easy o Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake recipe:

Ingredients A
3 eggs
1/2C olive oil
1/2C sugar

Put Ingredients A into a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.

Ingredients B
1C flour
1//4C cocoa powder
1t baking powder
1/2t baking soda

Chocolate mixture

Chocolate mixture

Sieve Ingredients B into egg mixture.

Ingredients C

3 medium bananas

Roughly mashed bananas

Roughly mashed bananas

Mash up the bananas coarsely with a fork. Don’t mash it up too much. It’s nice to see the banana pieces when baked and also nice to bite into it.

Chocolate banana cake ready to be baked

Chocolate banana cake ready to be baked

Add to the mashed banana to the batter above. Mix well. Pour into a baking tin lined with baking paper and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Baked chocolate banana cake

Baked chocolate banana cake

Wait a while before cutting. It’s very moist and delicious. I like it just as it is or you can pour chocolate sauce over it. I know chocolate lovers would love that.

Quite a few friends have tried making cake using this basic recipe. Now it’s your turn. Have fun baking! I am going to have lots of fun baking more cakes. Hope you join me. Nothing is better than homemade because you are in control of what goes into it.

Other super easy no dairy cake that you may be interested in:
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake

Other cakes with added fruits:
Rum Sultana Cake
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Lemon Cake And Easter Joy
Moist Orange Cake
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Orange Cake
Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake
Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas

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– William B. Sprague

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Supergirl was here  on July 25th, 2011

YES!!!!!! I kinda had a feeling this time, Mary. You’re usually up by 5, but kinda late today.


Supergirl was here  on July 25th, 2011

Another super easy delicious looking cake. You know, I really wanted to make your blueberry cake this weekend cause K has been bugging me all week to bake with her. Then the weekend came and things got super hectic. We were out all day from morning till night both days. Maybe this week I will be able to bake with her. I hardly ever bake but you’ve inspired me with these easy recipes. Hopefully easy for you is easy for me too. Teehee. Thanks for sharing another lovely cake recipe, Mary. Thanks to you, K will get a cake sometime this week :D

somewhere in singapore  on July 25th, 2011

gonna bookmark this…

anncoo  on July 25th, 2011

I am looking for super easy recipe lately and this chocolate banana cake looks so delicious and easy. Must get some bananas tomorrow :)

pigpigscorner  on July 25th, 2011

oo I like how it’s “healthy” :)

claire  on July 25th, 2011

*put hands up*.. I havent try baking this style yet.. i will post it up BIG BIG when I do! hahaha…

serena @bigapplenosh  on July 25th, 2011

Wow, it does look super easy, and so good!

5 Star Foodie  on July 25th, 2011

The combination of chocolate and banana sounds so wonderful and I like that it is non-dairy, great recipe!

penny aka jeroxie  on July 25th, 2011

have you opened a cake shop yet? :)

lena  on July 25th, 2011

mary, one day i must try your blueberry cake!

Garden Girl  on July 25th, 2011

Love your blog and recipes. They are so simple and easy to follow…

One question. I tried the blueberry cake but somehow, all the blueberries are at the bottom of the cake, i.e it doesn’t show at the top/center of the cake.. Any tips?


Ananda Rajashekar  on July 25th, 2011

I adore olive oil cake and heart banana loafs …with choc in it i will ga ga :)

uncle Lee  on July 25th, 2011

Hi Mary, love to have a neighbour like you. Will always find excuse buy you roses or orchids…..then get invited for tea, get to eat your lovely, mouth watering cakes like this one.
I can imagine peek into your kitchen, one look says you have a Black Belt in baking.
You sure you not from a Swiss Finishing school?
Love this cake, 3 pieces should do me fine, ha ha.

rebecca  on July 25th, 2011

lovely and moist cake love the use of olive oil

kristy  on July 25th, 2011

I like baking with oil instead of butter too. It’s less fattenning! hehe… I’m a kind of lazy recently. Don’t bake much either. Hope I can some of yours right now. Slurp….
Enjoy your day.

wok with ray  on July 25th, 2011

That chocolate banana cake looks very moist. And this is a super easy recipe? That is something even I who cannot bake can do.

Have a Wonderful day, Mary!


aipi  on July 25th, 2011

I love baking with olive oil ~ love the texture it gives to-cakes! Your recipe sounds wonderful n a keeper for sure :)
US Masala

Sarah  on July 25th, 2011

Great Recipe! I LOVE chocolate and banana combos. I am dairy free so this would make a very yummy desert.

Jeannie  on July 25th, 2011

This is definitely an easy way to bake cake, no need to do any creaming of butter:D Love your blueberries version:D

Little Inbox  on July 25th, 2011

That’s the recipe that I must try. :)

Yummy bakes  on July 26th, 2011

Looks rich and easy. Love this simple recipe.

Blackswan  on July 26th, 2011

Mary, u made baking seems so easy. Wish I’ve your genes. LOL! Very nice indeed!

Angie's Recipes  on July 26th, 2011

They are so moist and smooth! I shall try use olive oil more in my baking recipes.

Mary  on July 26th, 2011

What a moist and lovely cake. It sounds delicious and I know I’d love a slice. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

shaz  on July 26th, 2011

Waaah! Cake 8 days in a row? Your family is lucky, he he he. I do love the sound of this chocolate and banana cake. Must try.

teresa  on July 26th, 2011

i love the combo of chocolate and banana, this looks delicious!

Drick  on July 26th, 2011

yummmy… great combo and it looks so good, wish I had a piece right now to go with my coffee, maybe two pieces and I would be happy…

Christine's Recipes  on July 26th, 2011

Wow, chocolate banana cake is the winner. Are you going to open a cake shop, Mary?
But too bad, the bananas are still too expensive right now here. :(

Mary  on July 26th, 2011

@Supergirl was here - You sure seem to know my daily routine already……dangerous….haha. I thought it amusing that K is the one pestering you to make cake. Good for you :P Have fun baking with your girl. I’m sure you will enjoy the time with her. Bet K will have the time of her life and cherish her first cake. make sure you take photos or videos :D

@somewhere in singapore - Have fun baking! :D

@anncoo - I love easy and simple recipe too. Can’t handle elaborate ones yet….need more patience :P Have fun baking!

@pigpigscorner - Yes, can eat more without guilt…hehe :P

@claire - Haha….you just make me smile BIG, Claire!! I’m waiting for the day you bake :D I must set the table for coffee time…hehe

@serena @bigapplenosh - Thanks very much, Serena! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Oh no, not yet! So tempted to open one but my skill is not there yet and also I still want to have time to play rather than being tied down to a shop :D Still dreaming though…hehe

@lena - Have fun baking! :D

@Garden Girl - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D Try using a shallow tin or a bigger deep pan so that the blueberries will have little chance of sinking. That’s what I did. You can still see the blueberries when I poured it into the tin. Bake at 180 or 200 deg C ad not lower. It takes about 20-25 minutes to bake. Hope this helps. If you have any problem, let me know. Have fun baking!

@Ananda Rajashekar - Haha….looks like you are dancing to the tune of chocolate banana cake :D Someone must write a song for it! :P

@uncle Lee - Haha….I will receive all the roses or orchids with delight! My house will sure smell nice :D 3 pieces…I don’t think is enough. You just can’t eat while your lovely wife look….horrible man…haha. Will give you the whole cake! :D Not yet Black Belt in baking yet. When I get there I should open a bakery shop :P

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@kristy - Is oil less fattening than butter?? I’m thinking now…haha. I think they are equally fattening , just that olive oil is healthier. Never mind if you are lazy to bake, just come here and I will bake for you :D

@wok with ray - Yes, I’m sure you can bake with this real easy recipe. I was totally surprised myself to know how easy it is. Give a try, Ray! Have fun cooking and baking :D Hope you have a wonderful day, too.

@aipi - Lovely to know that you love baking with olive oil too. Yes, this is a recipe to keep. I have kept it very well in my brain! :D

@Sarah - Thanks very much, Sarah! This cake is definitely for you :D Have fun baking!

@Jeannie - Now you can see how lazy I can be……recipe have to be quick and little washing to do :D

@Little Inbox - Have fun baking! Hope you will come out with many more :D

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@Blackswan - Oh, this easy cake doesn’t need genes to work…haha. I wish I had learned it long, long time ago! Give a try. You’ll be surprised, just like me :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Yes, very moist and smooth. I was surprised. Have fun baking! Always love your baked food :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Hope you have a great day, too! :D

@shaz - Haha…that’s my baking record! :D

@teresa - Give a try, Teresa! Hope you like it :D

@Drick - You need to come and I will serve you the whole cake :D You probably need more than one cup of coffee…hehe

@Christine’s Recipes - Haha..cake shop?…..still a distant dream! I think my heart goes weak when I think of that :P My skill in baking is still too elementary. Bananas over at your side are expensive? Never thought of that. Back home bananas are just so cheap. It’s not too bad here.

daphne  on July 26th, 2011

Mary, I hope you don’t mind me using this recipe because I like it that it has NO butter in it! Always a fan of olive oil cakes!! HEALTHY. can have another slice. LOL

Faith  on July 26th, 2011

Your cakes always look so delicious, Mary! Love the flavor combo here — chocolate and bananas is a favorite in my house! :)

Quay Po  on July 26th, 2011

Mary, this THE cake for my mum…NO DIARY!!

Pandy Was Late  on July 27th, 2011

LoL! Jeng Jeng Jeng…. Enjoying the bloggie game. hahaha..

Aunty Mary…I always love the combination of chocolate n banana…looks like so easy to make this cake… My baking skills are not good but reading ur cake post every time really boost up my interest in baking. lol.Practice makes perfect! Like this cake really look perfect n delicious… Ur baking are just amazing! Keep it up Aunty Mary! Have a nice day!!

Janine  on July 27th, 2011

I’m so glad you posted this and the other links to your non-dairy cakes because this looks so good with the bananas oozing out and I’m definitely trying this out since I’ve so many eggs at home and I’ve been wanting to try a healthy cake!

chelvis  on October 25th, 2011

Oh, another delicious cake — I found today. I recently made a banana - date loaf/cake. I used canola oil (you can check recipe on my blog). Do you always use oil instead of butter? Now a days I have been using oil to make it healthy.

Mine came out good, but I missed the buttery flavor/smell. Is there are any thing out there which can give a buttery flavor? — like an essence or some thing like that?

Jaz  on November 6th, 2012

Hi Mary

is your 1Cup of flour = 250g? Is the half cup sugar 125g and the cocoa 62.5g?

Would like to be sure so that i can make a nice one like yours!


Mary  on November 8th, 2012

@Janine - I’m so glad to know that you like this recipe. I hope you have tried it put and liked it. Have fun baking! :D

@chelvis - Wonderful to know that you love to bake too. Yes, I like to use oil to bake, instead of butter. Haha…agree with you that the buttery smell is not there. But I’m now used to it. I think it’s a healthier option. I think I won’t want to go for a butter essence. i think there is. I think I would rather go for butter then :D

@Jaz - Yes, 1C = 250ml water/milk. Actually I didn’t measure them in weight. But your conversion is quite right. Maybe you can get a set of measuring cups. They are quite cheap and comes in 1C, 1/2C, 1/4C and 1/3 C. I find it a lot easier to measure, except butter which I would weigh. But then, I often don’t measure the butter too. The butter here comes in 250g block. So to get 125g, I just cut it in half. Hope this helps. Have fun baking….more fun eating :D

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