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Chocolate-Banana Snack Cake

 

This is a quick & easy recipe that tastes great with hot tea or coffee! Dense and very chocolately.
10

Yield

16

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

55

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

½ cup applesauce
unsweetened
*
1 cup granulated sugar replacement
*
¼ cup butter
softened
½ cup bananas
mashed ripe
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon coffee
instant granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
about 4 1/2 ounces, or whole wheat
½ cup cocoa powder
unsweetened
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 x sugar
powdered, optional
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to ½-inch thickness.

Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes.

Scrape applesauce into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).

Add applesauce and banana, beating until blended.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in coffee and vanilla.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.

Combine flour and remaining ingredients except powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir just until combined.

Scrape batter into an 8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper, spreading evenly.

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7548% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 84mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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