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Double Chocolate Banana Cake

This lightened up chocolate cake has no oil, uses bananas and applesauce to keep it moist, and has just the right amount of chocolate to make it feel like an indulgent treat. No frosting required!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Double Chocolate Banana Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 282kcal


  • 3 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semisweet
  • 1/8 cup mini chips chocolate chips, semisweet


  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas and brown sugar until the bananas are mashed and the sugar is dissolved. (Note: you can also use a regular hand mixer OR you can even fork-whisk these ingredients together.)
  • Add the applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Mix together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick to determine doneness. Best eaten warm.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 288mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g