Dark Chocolate Banana Walnut Cake Recipe
Dark Chocolate Banana Walnut Cake Recipe by Jesslyn (@crafty_mama_house)
I'm using 70% dark chocolate chocolate chips and Lakanto (monk fruit sweetener) in the recipe, and you can switch to brown sugar instead of lakanto. Brown sugar keeps baked goods more moist, so it will be much nicer than mine!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 large brown bananas (1 ½ cups mashed)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/4 cup canola vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup to 1cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1/3 cup chopped walnut
- Preheat your oven to 350°F/175C. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t overmix. Stir in ¾ cup of the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top of the bread. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, you might have some melted chocolate chips on the toothpick and that is fine. Oven times vary.
- Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.