Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chocolate -Banana Cake

This Chocolate Cake is very special. I baked this cake for my son Ravikanth on his birthday. It came out yummy and just beautiful. I am Happy for that we had good time spent with Ravi during his lunch hours.

It is an eggless cake with minimum sugar, dates and dark chocolate. You can use more sugar if you love to have little more sweet. I have used curd, milk, cinnamon and cooking oil. 
Lets see the recipe now:

Things needed :

Maida /All purpose flour : 2 Cups
Sugar : 3/4 Cup
cooking Oil : (any) : 3/4 cup
Cinnamon : An inch
Chocolate : 2 to 3 Tablespoons ( any chocolate)
Dates : 8 to 10
Banana (ripe) : 2 
Salt : a pinch
Curd : 1/2 Cup
Milk : 1/4 Cup
Baking Powder : 1 Teaspoon (Heaped)
Cooking Soda : 1/4 Teaspoon

Method : 

1.Sieve maida , baking powder and cooking soda and keep it aside. 
2. Grind sugar, dates, cinnamon into powder.
3. Add oil and grind nicely till sugar is melted.

4. Add curd and grind. Add chocolate pieces and grind again. Add banana and grind till it mixes.

5. Add milk at the end and grind for a minute. Let the mixture be soft and fluffy. 
6. Add a pinch of salt and give a churn at the end.
7. Remove the ground mixture to a big bowl.

8. Mix maida baking powder, cooking soda mixture slowly. Let it mix well. 

9. Apply little oil on the tray. Pour the cake mixture to the tray.
10. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes.
11. Now keep cake try inside the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes on 180 dc. Take it out from the oven and allow the cake to cool down, 
12 Insert a knife or spoon edge to check the cake. If it sticks to the spoon end then bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Note : 
Using ghee or butter instead of oil is optional. Using fresh ghee is also optional. ( I have used 1 Tablespoon of ghee along with oil. It adds to the flavour). Adding any flavour is optional. Example , venila essence or cardamom or clove. Use of more sugar is also optional. Banana adds to the sweet and softens the cake. 
Time : Preparation : 5 minutes : Baking time 30 minutes : Total time : 35 Minutes.
Serving : According to the serving.


  1. Can I add cocoa powder instead of chocolate?

    1. Yes, You can add cocoa powder ...instead of chocolate...add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee good taste ...

    2. Please let me know the type of Microwave oven that you are using

  2. what is the oveen that you are using?

    1. Hello Rashmi.....Mine is a simple Moulinex oven...I did not use microwave oven...I do bake very rarely...haven't used microwave to bake though I have LG microwave oven which has baking fecility....

  3. Wow. ..It looks so delicious..One thing I have to admit that you are so beautiful mam

    1. thanks for the compliments and the sweet comment Moumita Malla...


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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