Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Most days I crave cake…Normal right?

I also found out Boo does too, because she asks for a slice almost every day. Along with a bowl full of berries, pancakes, and chocolate milk. I can’t be mad because we all know deep down inside that would taste delicious, and she’s really just doing what two year olds do by speaking their minds.

So this week I decided to it would be fun to experiment with a cake we could possibly bring to Easter dinner, or maybe a cake for someones 1st birthday coming up. Either way, experimenting with cake is usually always a good thing even if it fails. No one ever complained licking the batters…

But there might be a little complaining when mom licks the batters before the two year old…That ain’t a place of sharing.

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients: (Banana Cake)

2 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry/spelt/GF flour

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 TB. baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 c. solid coconut oil

1 1/4 c. coconut sugar/date sugar/ maple sugar (if you don’t have any of those you could sub brown sugar)

2 eggs-or 2 flax eggs

4 very ripe bananas mashed

1 TB. vanilla

2/3 c. greek yogurt, or a homemade buttermilk made w/ your choice of milk and less than 1 TB. vinegar

(Optional add ins-1/2 c. chopped walnuts or chocolate chips)

Ingredients: (Chocolate Fudge Frosting)

8 oz. cream cheese, or 2 cans full fat coconut milk that had been in refrigerator the night before

1/2 c. cocoa powder

1 TB. vanilla

1/3 c. honey (more for a sweeter frosting)

optional: 1/2 c. peanut butter for a PB chocolate fudge frosting

Directions: (For the cake)

1. Pre heat oven to 350. In a medium bowl add flour, spices, baking soda, and salt and whisk together. Set aside.

2. Next beat together coconut oil and sugar until there are no more huge chunks of oil,and it’s fully incorporated. Next beat in eggs one at a time, followed by bananas and vanilla. Next add in a little bit of flour, then alternate with yogurt/buttermilk and then flour again until it’s all incorporated.

3. Prepare two circle cake pans by greasing them and divide batter evenly in both. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool before removing from pans. While it’s cooling make the frosting.

Directions: (For the frosting)

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and beat until creamy. Spread on cooled cake. Lick bowl clean.

A little indulging is always a good thing. :)

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Comments

  1. That cake looks amazing! This recipe is definitely going to need to happen sometime over the next couple weeks! A little indulging is perfectly fine – you and Boo are onto something ;)

  2. This looks so good, I think I may have to try it this weekend!

  3. Ashley says:

    This looks amazing! I was just thinking about what cake to make for Ellie’s first b-day, since I want her to really dive into it without suffering from a sugar coma :) This is perfect because then I can eat it too hehe

  4. Um I want this NOW! But I’m also super excited about your fudge filling recipe – I’m always excited to find new healthy frosting recipes :) . Thanks Ari!

  5. WOW, the cake looks amazing! I’d love a slice right now :)

  6. Alicia S. says:

    This looks amazing! I have some very ripe bananas….. I may just be making this today! :)

  7. allie says:

    this looks great! thank you for including vegan options, i love your vegan recipes and would love to see more!

  8. Jaclyn says:

    MMM looks delish!! now i want cake for breakfast :) yay

  9. you’ve got a great blog here. love banana cake.. and how you used coconut oil. never baked with coconut oil, the smell weirds me out, but i guess baking with it should be okay, right?

    • Arielle says:

      I love the smell, but I’m a little weird :) . The cake doesn’t require that much coconut oil, and it definitely doesn’t overwhelm the cake with it’s taste or smell. You don’t even notice it! :)

  10. Katie says:

    Just put this in the oven for my son’s first birthday tomorrow:) and yes I sneaked a little icing!

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