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Double the Chocolate and Banana Cake

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double the chocolate and banana cake

I have been baking this banana bread like crazy the last few weeks and just when I think we’ve had hit out limit of bananas, I found myself with 3 very ripe bananas. I sure didn’t want to throw them out so it dawned on me to make this yummy snack cake.  I called it a snack cake as it is baked in an 8 inch pan – that’s a small cake!  Small as in “it will be gone the same day it is baked”.  So…it’s a snack cake for the family while we enjoy watching our favorite TV shows.

Give this  Double Chocolate and Bananas Cake a try. You’ll find that is super moist and because it contains no oil or butter, it is a bit healthier to eat. The applesauce is what makes the cake moister and a bit healthier and if you use dark chocolate chips (dark chocolate has the “good” benefits) well, you’ve now made this baked good a little better for you.  I’m going to be honest here; when I mentioned to my husband I was going to make a cake with both chocolate and bananas, he questioned my sanity.  Let’s just say, he was a non-believer of the two together YET he has chocolate syrup on banana splits and at times crumbles a brownie in his ice cream then tops it with a banana.  But somehow me combining the two into a cake wasn’t a good idea to him. Ye of little faith, I say!  One bite and he loved it!  Ha!


Double the Chocolate and Banana Cake

This double chocolate cake with bananas is super moist and because it contains no oil or butter, it is a bit healthier to eat.
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Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Handful of mini chocolate chips for topping totally optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine the mashed bananas and sugar into a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer or use an electric hand mixer and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the applesauce, vanilla and egg stirring to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture to the batter and combine.
  • By hand, fold in the chocolate chips and pour cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • If desired, sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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