Banana Chocolate Chip Cake


October 28, 2012 by Flora Dawn

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Directions:

To make this recipe dairy-free, see the notes at the bottom of the directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Generously grease two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars and mix until light and fluffy, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides of bowl as necessary. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low until blended. Add the vanilla, bananas, and sour cream and blend until incorporated thoroughly. Add chocolate chips and mix to blend.
  5. Pour cake mix evenly into the two prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick tests clean, about 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool in pans 10 minutes and then turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

*To make this cake dairy-free: replace the butter with your favorite non-dairy margarine/butter substitute, use dairy-free chocolate chips, and for the sour cream combine some tofu with 1 TB lemon juice + 1 TB oil and whirl in your food processor of blender til firm (I also think a dairy-free mayo type product would work, but I didn’t want to add that much fat, so I opted for tofu and it worked great).

I saw a gorgeous photograph from Bon Appetit for Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting. I knew immediately I needed to make a gluten-free version. My mom’s birthday this week was the perfect excuse and the results exceeded my expectations.

My husband said this is his favorite gluten-free cake I have made yet. So if you are a fan of banana and chocolate the cake is sure to be a hit, and if you love peanut butter the frosting is amazing.



One thought on “Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

  1. Ilene says:

    This cake was great,moist and oh so
    sweet and the frosting was to die for.
    I eat the last slice a few days later and
    it was just as good then. Thanks Flora, it
    made my day special.

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