Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Recipe by Ana LenardCourse: DessertCuisine: EuropeanDifficulty: Medium


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  • Cake
  • 1 Cup wholewheat flour

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda, and 1 Teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 Cup sugar and 1/8 Teaspoon salt

  • 2 Bananas, very ripe, mashed

  • 1/4 Cup soy milk

  • 1/4 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon icing sugar (for dusting)

  • Frosting
  • 1/2 Cup vegan margarine

  • 2 Cups icing sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 Tablespoons soymilk

  • 1/3 Cup cocoa powder

  • Dash of salt


  • Cake
  • Mix soy milk and balsamic vinegar and leave for 5 minutes to curdle.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Beat oil and sugar with a handheld mixer for two minutes.
  • Add the soy milk mixture and beat until just mixed.
  • Add the mashed bananas and beat until smooth.
  • Gradually add flour mix, beating in after each addition until mixture is smooth. Do not over beat.
  • Line a square pan/casserole dish with parchment paper and brush with oil.
  • Pour in the batter and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a 180 degree Celsius oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool, before cutting the cake in half, frosting both halves and stacking them on top of each other. This gives you a double hit of the icing!
  • Frosting
  • Soften the margarine and cream with sugar.
  • Add the vanilla extract, soymilk, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Mix until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Frost your cake!

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