Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to get back to business. 🙂

I was craving banana bread and chocolate the other day. So I did a search on the internet for “gluten-free banana bread” and, of course, I should’ve known… I found a Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake recipe from my gluten-free idol, Elana’s Pantry. This guilt-free cake is very moist and delicious. It’s light—kinda like eating a chocolate banana cloud. What a fantastic recipe! And the best part for me is the Chocolate Vegan Frosting. Notice how thick I slathered it over my cake? Gluten-free, low in sugar, dairy-free, and less carbs than real banana bread. Bake and bring this dessert at your next holiday event! Everyone will love it (and they’ll thank you because it’s guilt-free.)

RECIPE

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  1. In a blender, whip egg yolks, agave and salt on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add grapeseed oil (or butter) and mashed banana and blend for another minute or two.
  3. Blend in cacao powder.
  4. In a bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold chocolate mixture from the blender into bowl with egg whites.
  6. Grease a 8×8″ glass baking pan and pour batter into the pan.
  7. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool in fridge. Eat as is or top with Chocolate Vegan Frosting.
CHOCOLATE VEGAN FROSTING
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar (optional or use less because this is pretty sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  1. In a bain marie or double boiler (or put a heat-safe bowl over a sauce pan of water), melt then chocolate until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a mixer, whip up melted chocolate and shortening.
  3. Stir in agave, vanilla and salt.
  4. If frosting is too runny, then place frosting in refrigerator for a few minutes until it is thick enough to spread.
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4 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake

  1. This looks so amazing! That picture is making my mouth water. I love that thick layer of frosting.

  2. Thank you! That layer of frosting was like eating a candy bar. Maybe I shouldn’t have spread it on so thick. Next time I should just eat the frosting by itself. 🙂

  3. What type of Shortening do you use? crisco? This looks delicious and I cannot wait to make it!

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