July 13, 2009

happy little vegan banana cake?

 i swear this tasted like a really yummy banana bread to me... but the recipe says its a cake.

 i think the fact that i veganized the recipe, subbed half the all purpose flour with whole wheat, and baked it in a bread loaf pan, contributed to it's breadyness. 

wacky banana cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
(or even better... 3/4 cup all purpose and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
(nooooooo!!! don't use butter use earth balance instead)
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vinegar
(i used apple cider vinegar... i know you have some leftover from all those awesome vegan cupcakes)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup almond brickle pieces or chopped mixed nuts
(I left this out. where to get almond brickle anyways huh?)

1. preheat oven to 350. in an ungreased 8x8x2 inch baking (or loaf pan for more breaddy version) pan stir flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

2. add the bananas, melted butter (or earth balance) cold water, and vinegar to the dry mixture. mix until combined.

3. sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the cake.

4. bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 min our until wooden toothpick comes out clean.
sprinkle the hot cake with almond brickle or nuts. cool in pan on wire rack.

this banana bread/cake... whatever you wanna call it was really good! i liked the top of it the best because of the chocolate! strangely my husband (who loves anything chocolate) didn't really go for the chocolate chips. he loved the rest of the bread though... him and i are a good match. good thing we like each other.


  1. Yes please! That looks great.

  2. That sounds incredible! I haven't had banana bread in so long!

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