Chocolate Banana Cake

This cake is perfect for a child's birthday as both young and old will enjoy it!

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I found this old recipe that I used to LOVE and I asked myself '' why not veganize it? ''. As a surprise, I prepared it for my mom’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it, it tasted the same as before!

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Prep : 30 min

Cooking : 40-45 min

Servings : 10

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 6 Tbsp water

  • ⅔ cup vegan milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)

  • 2 Tbsp vinegar

  • ¾ cup vegan margarine (eg : Becel's)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1¼ cup ripe bananas, mashed (I used ripe bananas I had frozen)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour

  • ¾ cup cocoa

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ¾ tsp salt

Icing

  • ⅓ cup vegan margarine, melted

  • 1 cup cocoa

  • 1 ½ cup icing sugar

  • ⅓ cup vegan milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)

  • ½ tsp vanilla

  • ¼ cup banana, mashed

Preparation

Cake

  1. In large bowl, combine flaxseed and water and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Oil 2 round cake pans (app 21 cm / 8 inches diameter).

  4. In a small bowl, mix the milk and vinegar.

  5. In the bowl with the flaxseed mix, add margarine, sugar, bananas and vanilla. Mix.

  6. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients.

  7. Alternate between the milk mixture and the dry mixture to add to the wet mixture.

  8. Divide the preparation into the 2 molds and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  9. Let cool at least 10 minutes before unmolding.

Icing

  1. In a medium bowl, mix margarine and cocoa.

  2. Add the other ingredients except banana. Taste and sweeten to taste.

  3. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 of the frosting with the crushed banana.

Assembly  

  1. Place one of the cakes, curved side down, on a serving plate. Spread the choco-banana icing.

  2. Place the second cake, curved side up.

  3. Spread the rest of the icing on the cake. Decorate as you wish.

Original recipe from my mom, veganized by myself

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