Easy Banana Chocolate Cake

IMG_2062Hi all–  After a summer of fruity desserts, my taste buds have turned to chocolate– Plus recently  Ani & Brian were coming down from SF and I have a policy to always have a chocolate cake for that girl waiting on the counter when they roll in.

So this friendly little cake is perfect.  If you’re a baker, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.  So when you want a quick cake– say ready in 45 minutes– you can pop this in the oven and all your chocolate longings will be satisfied.  I promise.

2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1  1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (love Hershey’s dark!)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans), chopped (or more if you love nuts like I do)

IMG_2134In a large mixing bowl, smash the bananas with a fork until there are no banana lumps left.  Then stir in the 2 sugars, oil, water and vinegar.

Next stir in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Then fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and the walnuts .

Spoon the batter into a 9″ or 10″ cake pan* that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over the uncooked cake.

Pop it into a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until it’s firm to the touch.

If you live in SF, serve this happy little cake with a scoop of Be-Rite roasted banana ice cream (the best!).  Or if your elsewhere (like us)– vanilla ice cream would be just grand…


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