Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

August 11, 2016
A quick snack cake with fudgy chocolate, bananas and no butter or oil..
I've got a sweet little cake for you guys today!

This one is super fudgy and it's packed with chocolate chip and banana flavor.  The best part? No butter or oil!  OK, the best part may be the fact that it's a chocolate cake.  But, the whole 'no oil or butter' thing is a pretty big deal, agreed?




I've been on a bit of a banana kick at home. This happens every so often. I think it's been mentioned before, but, my kids love bananas.  Love them. They beg me to buy them at the grocery store and then, just two of them get eaten. The rest? They sit on the counter just waiting for me to do something with them. Why? Why does this always happen? Perhaps, they just like banana cake, banana muffins, banana cookies and banana bread more than the actual banana. I can't believe it took me this long to figure that out.
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All this banana talk brings me to this amazing little cake. 

You've got your chocolate and your banana. Then, as previously mentioned, no oil or butter.  We've replaced it with unsweetened applesauce and it makes this cake so moist.  So good.  It's also made in 8 x 8 baking dish and it's perfect little snack cake.  Especially, if you are having a chocolate crazing and don't want to mess (or eat!) a big, giant cake.

So very good and a little less guilt!

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas, ripe, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat bananas, sugar, applesauce and water. Beat until combined.
  4. Gradually, add in flour mixture in. Beat until just combined.
  5. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let cake cool about 30 minutes before cutting.
Yield: Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.
Tags: Adapted From Mom on Timeout
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