My baking journey started in this year’s lockdown (March 2020). And the full credit for my baking goes to my darling daughters – I took up baking just because of them. My first cake was for my elder angel’s birthday (end of March), as she just wanted a homemade cake for her birthday. Though I was a bit nervous, I took the plunge and baked the birthday cake and by God’s grace it turned out to be yummy and beautiful!
And that’s how I started, and got the courage to continue my baking journey. From then on I have tried many different cakes using multiple ingredients, dabbling in variety, taste, size etc.,
This Eggless Whole Wheat Eggless Banana Chocolate Cake is my hubby’s favourite. I made my first loaf and he loved it so much that he requested me to make it again on his birthday! The birthday cake was also a super hit and vanished in 5 minutes; everyone (adults and children) just loved it!
Furthermore I have shared this recipe with my extended family groups and it has just gained popularity. Almost everyone in my family groups have made this cake using my recipe; they have been delighted with the result and sent me the feedback with their cake photos. I was really chuffed with those photos and appreciation!
I always try to use whole wheat flour instead of plain flour (all purpose flour) in my recipes. Whole wheat flour is more healthy, you don’t even feel the difference in the taste and most importantly I don’t feel guilty to have these cakes and cookies. There is no cream used in the recipe so no extra calories to take care of 😀
I have also made different cookies with whole wheat flour as well. I will share the recipes in my upcoming posts.
Getting back to our Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate cake, it is a tea cake made up of good healthy treats and tastes yummm!
So let’s get on with baking this healthy delight 🙂
The ingredients for making Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Cake are:
- Banana(ripe): 2
- Flour: 1 cup (heaped)
- Sugar: 3/4 cup
- Oil: 1/4 cup
- Baking Soda: 3/4 tsp
- Baking Powder: 3/4 tsp
- Cocoa Powder: 2 tsp
- Milk: 1/2 cup
- Vanilla Extract(essence): 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon Powder: 1/4 tsp
- Nuts (for garnishing): as per your choice
Firstly take a big bowl, peel and cut the bananas, add sugar and beat it altogether till the sugar gets dissolved.
Add oil in it and beat it again properly.
Now sieve all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder) into it and fold it together; don’t whisk. Now add vanilla extract and mix it well.
Now slowly add milk into it, and make pouring consistency but not running; so be careful!
Next grease the cake tin/loaf tin with butter and pour this batter into the cake tin/loaf tin. You can put some nuts on the top for garnishing (I used walnuts).
Bake in a preheated oven on 1800 C for 35 minutes. To check if the cake is done, put a toothpick/skewer in the centre of the cake, it must come clear. If not, then bake it for further 2- 5 minutes or till the cake is done.
Take out the cake from the oven, let it cool on the wire rack for 10 minutes and then de-mould the cake.
Your super delicious Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Cake is ready to be enjoyed!
Insider Tips/ Finer Points:
- You may add chocolate chips/chunks in this cake.
- You may add your choice of nuts.
- You could make this cake more rich and beautiful by adding a layer of chocolate ganache or butter cream on top.
- You can also replace whole wheat flour with plain flour, but add the milk very carefully as plain flour requires less liquid.