Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

I am obsessed with desserts lately. I have enjoyed taking sweet things and modifying them. It's getting easier for me to get it right. I have a house full of bananas and was looking for a banana cake when I found is in one of my older cookbooks that I used to use a lot. Who doesn't love Chocolate?!

Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

*2 cups spelt flour (whole wheat flour may be used)
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup cocoa or carob
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground flax soaked in 4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 large banana, mashed

Ina a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well. In a smaller bowl combine the wet ingredients including the flax mixture. Mix the wet ingredients well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk for about a minute by hand. Pour into a greased (nonstick spray) 9x13 inch baking pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. This cake needs no frosting! I sprinkled powdered sugar in top.

* I tried using 1 1/2 cups ground oat flour and 1/2 cup sorghum flour and it turned out beautifully!