Chocolate banana cake (eggless)
When I had decided to start my blog, I first wanted to exhaust all my ‘never failed’ recipes, simply because they have made me take this huge leap of faith into the world of food blogging. They aroused in this amateur baker a sense of confidence, which keeps me going. This is one of those recipes which has never let me down.
Eggless cakes are sought after among Indian home bakers not only for religious reasons and eating preferences, but also because eggless baking is a challenge. Now, that doesn’t mean, anything with eggs just fluffs up in the oven. I also have a banana bread recipe with egg. I actually don’t find much of a difference in the texture of both the versions. Taste wise, this one is with chocolate flavor, so you cannot compare both. Banana cakes, with or without eggs are bit denser, but it does a wonderful job of subbing out butter. As a substitute for eggs , I have used flax meal.
Note: I have taken this recipe from a website long time back, when I had no intention of setting up a blog. So didn’t bother to note down the name of the site. I do not claim that this is my original recipe.
- All purpose flour- 1 cup (minus 2 table spoon)
- Corn flour- 2 table spoon
- Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
- Baking soda- ½ teaspoon
- Cocoa powder- 2 table spoon
- 3 small over ripe bananas
- vegetable oil- ¼ cup
- curd –1/8 cup
- sugar- ½ cup ( decrease the amount depending on the sweetness of bananas)
- vanilla essence- ½ teaspoon
- one flax egg ( 1 table spoon flax powder in 3 table spoon water)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade
- Mix flax meal in water; stir it well with a fork or a mini whisk. For best results refrigerate it for a minimum of 15 minutes, but up to an hour is best. This will allow your egg to “set up”. (source: bonzaiaphrodite.com)
- Sift APF, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder.
- Mash bananas well, preferably in a blender.
- Add sugar to the same blender jar, mix well.
- Add oil, curd, vanilla essence and give a final whip.
- Add this liquid mixture to the flour mixture, fold in well.
- Pour in a baking dish and bake until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Now, woudn’t you want to dig into it???:-)