Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

This vegan chocolate banana Cake is light and fluffy, chocolatey and moist.

Gluten and dairy free
gluten and dairy free Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

This vegan chocolate banana cake is so versatile and adaptable for dairy free and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too.

DF: Dairy Free

GF: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 180g Plain gluten free flour (or 200g normal plain flour for non gluten free option)
  • 20g Cornflour/cornstarch (omit for non gluten free option)
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coffee granules (optional)
  • 60 ml Boiling water
  • 2 Ripe bananas
  • 60g Light brown sugar
  • 60g Caster sugar
  • 100 ml Oil
  • 60 ml Non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp Xantham gum (omit for non GF option)
  • Pinch salt
Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake ingredients

Recipe Tips

Dairy and Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

Who needs eggs in banana cake? Ripe banana is a really good egg replacer in cake due to its sugars and starches which help bind the cake together and add moisture. This recipe is so quick and easy to throw together. It’s a great option whether you are vegan or just don’t have any eggs in the house.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

I pride myself on my recipes being adaptable for lots of different dietary requirements, whether it be gluten and dairy free like me, just one or the other, or for all those lucky people who can eat whatever they like. Therefore my recipes often have different options depending on your dietary needs.

Slice of Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

Home Made Buttermilk

Buttermilk is a great ingredient for making moist fluffy cakes but it’s not accessible for lactose/dairy free or plant based diets. Thankfully there is a great home made alternative! This can also be used simply as a cheaper alternative to buttermilk or to save a special trip to the supermarket.

To make you homemade buttermilk alternative, simply take you milk of choice (lactose free or soy would work best for this) and add a splash of lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon juice will curdle the milk, but this is what you want! This acidity breaks down some of the proteins in the batter and adds to a smooth tender texture, just what you want with a delicious cake. The acidity will also react with the bicarbonate of soda to create carbon dioxide and cause the cake to rise.

Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

Try The Recipe

This vegan chocolate banana traybake is sure to be a hit with their irresistible combination of flavors and textures. Whether you’re savoring them with a cup of coffee or sharing them with loved ones, they’re bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

This recipe is so versatile and adaptable for dairy free and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too.

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Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

Vegan Chocolate Banana Traybake

Light and fluffy, chocolatey and moist, egg-less chocolate banana cake.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 180 g Plain gluten free flour Or 200g normal plain flour for non gluten free option
  • 20 g Cornflour/cornstarch Omit for non gluten free option
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coffee granules Optional
  • 60 ml Boiling water
  • 2 Ripe bananas
  • 60 g Light brown sugar
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 100 ml Oil
  • 60 ml Non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp Xantham gum Omit for non GF option
  • Pinch salt

For the Icing

  • 1 cup of Icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • Cold water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C or 180°C fan.
  • Mash up the bananas, add in the oil and sugars and whisk together.
  • Add the lemon juice to the milk and mix allowing the milk to curdle (this is a home made alternative to buttermilk).
  • Add the boiling water to the cocoa powder and coffee and mix well to remove all lumps, it should make quite a thick paste.
  • Add the milk mixture to the cocoa mixture and mix well.
  • Weigh out the remaining dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Add the dry ingredients and the cocoa milk mixture to the banana mixture and whisk together.
  • Pour into a linned baking tray (20-30cm). Bake at 190°C/180°C fan for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool before icing.
  • For the icing sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together and add just enough cold water to bring it together as a paste. Ice the cake and enjoy…

Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and exact values may vary
Keyword chocolate cake, chocolate fudge cake, dairy free, gluten free, vegan

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