Save Up Your Ripe Bananas And Make A Moist, Nutty, Sweet Cake For Dessert Or A Special Vegan Breakfast Treat. Cocoa Nibs Are A Secret Ingredient That Add A Deep Chocolate Flavor To Every Bite -- Feel Free To Substitute Chopped Dark Chocolate.

Save up your ripe bananas and make a moist, nutty, sweet cake for dessert or a special vegan breakfast treat. Cocoa nibs are a secret ingredient that add a deep chocolate flavor to every bite -- feel free to substitute chopped dark chocolate.
Save up your ripe bananas and make a moist, nutty, sweet cake for dessert or a special vegan breakfast treat. Cocoa nibs are a secret ingredient that add a deep chocolate flavor to every bite -- feel free to substitute chopped dark chocolate.

Banana Cocoa Nib Nut Cake

Serves 10

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soymilk

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts

  • 2/3 cup cocoa nibs


Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine soymilk and vinegar and set aside to make "buttermilk".

  2. In a second small bowl, combine ground flax and water and set aside to "gel".

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  5. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream coconut oil and sugar. Blend in flax mixture and vanilla extract.

  6. Stir together bananas and "buttermilk" and add to mixer bowl alternately with flour mixture. Blend just until moist. Stir in walnuts and cocoa nibs.

  7. Transfer batter to prepared baking pans and bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes then invert onto wire racks to continue to cool.

  8. Serve warm without frosting or use your favorite vegan frosting to layer and fill.


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