Make this dreamy Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf. Chocolatey, cakey, and super moist. With just 20 minutes to prep this cake is super simple to whip up. Eat it just as is or spread with nut butter and enjoy!
Calling all my chocolate lovers. This cake loaf is packed with bananas and chocolate for the ultimate soft and delicious sweet treat. Perfect to eat for breakfast, mid-day snack, or dessert. I love to pair my slice with peanut butter and warm coffee.
TIPS WHEN MAKING THIS CAKE LOAF
- For this recipe I used a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
- Line your cake loaf pan with parchment paper or spray it with cooking oil. This will prevent your cake loaf from sticking to the pan after baking.
- You will want to use two separate bowls when making your loaf. One bowl to mix the dry ingredients and another bowl for the wet.
- To make the vegan buttermilk mixture combine the dairy-free milk and apple cider vinegar together in a bowl. Let it sit in the bowl for a couple minutes before adding the additional wet ingredients.
- Do not overmix your batter. I like to limit my mixing to 1-2 minutes at the most. It is okay if there is a little bit of flour left on the sides of your bowl.
- Depending on your oven will determine how long you will bake your loaf (50 to 60 minutes). I test to see if my loaf has been cooked all the way by sticking a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean then its cooked all the way.
I recommend using overripe bananas for this recipe. Both of my bananas that I used had brown spots on them which made the loaf even more flavorful. This recipe calls for 2 medium bananas. If you can only find small bananas just use 3 instead of 2.
It is super important to make sure to mix your dry and wet ingredients in a bowl separately before adding them both together. This ensures that you mix both wet and dry really well. Plus by doing this you allow the apple cider vinegar and milk mixture to thicken before combining them together.
After pouring your batter into the cake loaf pan, sprinkle the remaining (1/4 cup) chocolate chips on top of the batter. By doing this, it keeps the chocolate from sinking to the bottom of the cake loaf. By doing so, the chocolate chips will be displayed on top of the loaf even after baking.
Where to find vegan chocolate chips? I got these chocolate chips from Trader Joes. They had two options of chocolate pieces, chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. As you can see with this loaf I used chocolate chunks. If you are not able to find vegan chocolate chips or chunks at your local grocery store you can purchase two vegan chocolate bars and crush them into smaller pieces. They still will taste wonderful as wonderful in your Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf.
Eat this Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf as is or top it with nut butter and fresh fruit. Some of my favorite toppings include, peanut butter, almond butter, fresh berries, sliced bananas, and chocolate.
This Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf is:
Simple to Make
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Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf
Make this dreamy Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf. Chocolatey, cakey, and super moist. With just 20 minutes to prep this cake is super simple to whip up.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar, I used cane sugar
- ½ cup of canola oil or softened coconut oil, I used canola oil
- 1 cup dairy-free milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ¼ cup of chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line your loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Make the vegan buttermilk mixture. Combine the dairy-free milk and apple cider vinegar together in a bowl and set aside.
- Using a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar together.
- Combine the canola oil, mashed banana, and vanilla to the buttermilk mixture and whisk.
- Add the wet and dry ingredients together and mix for 1-2 minutes. DO NOT overmix your batter. Slowly fold 1 cup of chocolate chips into the batter.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
- Bake loaf for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let completely cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
Make it Your Own
- I recommend using over ripe bananas for this recipe.
- Test to see if the loaf is cooked all the way by sticking a toothpick in the loaf. If it comes out clean then it is cooked all the way through.
- Garnish your Chocolate Banana Cake Loaf with peanut butter and slice bananas.