Thursday, 8 June 2017

Banana Chocolate Cake

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes (less than 1 hour)
Serves: 8 people

This cake does not use butter, margarine or oil. It is suitable for fast baking and for people who have undergone cholecystectomy (surgical removal of entire gallbladder). The cake consistency will depend on what kind of bananas are used and how soft or watery they are (water content). Use very soft leftover bananas that nobody wants to eat. The soft bananas give the chewiness of this chocolate cake.


4 soft bananas
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 sachet Nestum instant drink (banana vanilla flavour)
1/2 to 1 cup self-raising flour (cake flour or baking flour)


1 small non-stick loaf cake pan (24 cm). Grease pan with margarine and sprinkle flour to coat 
1 fork
1 mixing bowl
Electric toaster oven

  1. Remove banana skin and discard. Using a fork, mash bananas in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add sugar and stir to mix
  3. Add egg and stir to mix
  4. Add cocoa powder and stir to mix
  5. Add Nestum and stir to mix
  6. Add self-raising flour and stir to mix. Adjust consistency.
  7. Pour batter into prepared cake tin
  8. Bake in a toaster oven for 15-20 minutes (set for baking cake if there is a setting)
  9. Test with a fork if cake is done (fork comes out clean)
  10. Allow another 5 minutes baking if uncertain if cake is done
  11. This cake does not need any topping or icing
  12. Serve warm