Hi 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.
EASY BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE
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)
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…