Fudgy and so delicious, this Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cake is made with just 9 simple ingredients. It's vegan, oil free and much lower in sugar than most cakes.
Today's recipe is the result of some late evening baking a couple of weeks ago. I went into the kitchen without a plan really and looked around for what was available spotting a couple of very ripe bananas. One of my kiddos' favorite snacks is banana sliced with peanut butter so I went with that flavor combo and of course chocolate makes everything better so I reached for that as well. That's how this Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cake came to be and it turned out so well the family insisted the recipe be shared here.
I had trouble deciding whether to call these brownies or cake because it's really somewhere in between the two. It's a bit fudgy, but also a bit cakey in texture. Ultimately, I decided to go with cake since the texture is not as fudgy as we prefer our brownies and the longer it bakes the more cake like it becomes. So, if you like a more fudgy texture go with the lower end of the bake time like I did or bake it a bit longer for more a cake like texture.
The great thing about this cake is how simple the ingredient list is, just 9 common ingredients you likely have in the pantry. Simple recipes with uncomplicated ingredients are truly the best and make veganism much more approachable. That is the goal, of course, to help more people see just how easy and tasty it can be to leave animal products behind. I mean look at this luscious batter. You can just tell it's going to be delicious.
My family loves this cake and I hope you will to!
And here's some more cake and brownie recipes to try:
If you make a recipe, I would love to know how it turns out! You can leave a comment and rating below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large spotty bananas, mashed About 1 cup
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup non dairy milk I use unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup sugar - cane or coconut
- ½ cup chopped walnuts + additional for topping if desired, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil or line a 8 x 8 or 9 x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and whisk to thoroughly incorporate. set aside.
In another bowl combine mashed banana, peanut butter, milk and sugar. Mix well.
Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and stir just to combine.
Fold in walnuts, if using.
Spread batter into prepared baking pan in an even layer. Sprinkle with additional chopped walnuts if desired.
Bake for 25 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool in pan briefly before removing to continue cooling on wire rack.
Once cool cut into squares and enjoy.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge.