Vegan banana cake with chocolate glaze (oil-free | no blender)

Vegan Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze (oil-free)

This Vegan Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze, easy-to-make and made with no blender, is a delicious treat and dessert that will please anyone, anywhere. Topped AND stuffed with a sumptuous simple Chocolate Glaze, this moist bready cake is also nut-free, dairy-free, oil-free, and egg-free. 

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IS VEGAN BANANA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE HEALTHY?

Apart from being incredibly moist, perfectly sweet, and made with no butter, this Vegan Banana Cake (or banana bread, whatever you may call it!) recipe is:

  • easy-to-make
  • nut-free
  • dairy-free
  • egg-free
  • oil-free.

Looking for more oil-free dessert recipes? Check out these No-Bake Chocolate and Oat Cups (oil-free) or these Buckwheat Cookies (only 5 ingredients).

Moreover, this recipe is made without using a blender or food processor.

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HOW TO STORE VEGAN BANANA BREAD?

Once cool completely, store in the fridge in an airtight storage container or an airtight bag for up to 4 days.

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE?

Please note this is just an overview of the recipe. Scroll down to the end of the page to see the full printable recipe. 

  1. Mix all the ‘for the cake’ ingredients and bake the cake in the oven.
  2. While the cake is baking, make the Chocolate Glaze and let it cool.
  3. Once the cake is baked, let it cake cool and cut it in half.banana bread cut in half
  4. Spread half of the Chocolate Glaze on the bottom half of the cake, then close it.banana bread cut in half with chocolate sauce and pink spatula
  5. Spread the rest of the Chocolate Glaze on top of the cake, then add some banana chips for decoration.

WHAT INGREDIENTS TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA CAKE?

  • ripe bananas
  • plant milk
  • brown sugar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • plain flour.

RECIPE IN VIDEO (1 MIN)

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WHAT MAKES VEGAN BANANA CAKE MOIST?

The combination of the ingredients listed above is what will make your Vegan Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze incredibly moist and fluffy.

Notice we will be using ripe bananas. Ripe bananas make an amazing egg substitute. Plus, when bananas are ripe, the fruit starch turns into sugar, so the bananas also play the role of sweetener in this recipe, along with the brown sugar.

If you have ripe bananas on hand, you can also try these Giant Chocolate Chips Cookies (only 3 ingredients), these Vegan Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes (gluten-free), or again these Chocolate Chips Muffins (oil-free | vegan).

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TOPPING FOR VEGAN BANANA CAKE

The Chocolate Glaze for this succulent Vegan Banana Cake is made simply out of 2 ingredients:

  • dark chocolate
  • plant milk.

I also love to top this cake with some dehydrated banana chips. For this, I use the Ninja Air-fryer (has a dehydrator function) which is awesome and became an essential tool in my everyday cooking. You can use this link to shop on Amazon at no additional cost and type ‘Ninja Air Fryer’. All purchases contribute to bringing you more delicious and easy-to-follow recipes.

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I sincerely hope you will enjoy my recipe, 

Marlene

vegan banana cake with chocolate glaze

Vegan Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze (oil-free)

This Vegan Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze, easy-to-make and made with no blender, is a delicious treat and dessert that will please anyone, anywhere. Topped AND stuffed with a sumptuous simple Chocolate Glaze, this moist bready cake is also nut-free, dairy-free, oil-free, and egg-free. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: banana bread, chocolate glaze, oil-free, vegan banana cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Marlene Mamia (TheDorkyFrench)

Equipment

  • Fork
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rectangle loaf tin
  • Large knife
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula

Ingredients

For the Banana Cake

  • 2.5 ripe bananas - about 280 g
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 280 g plain white flour
  • 80 ml plant milk - I use soy milk

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 100 g dark chocolate - I use 52 % dark chocolate
  • 100 ml soy milk

For topping

  • 1/2 banana - leftover from the Banana Cake

Instructions

  • Watch the one-minute recipe video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
  • Optional: if like me you choose to dehydrate your 1/2 banana that will be used for topping the cake at the end of the recipe, then slice your 1/2 banana in thin slices and start dehydrating them as soon as possible, as it may take a little while.*

For the Banana Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180.C (356.F).
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.
    mashed banana in mixing bowl
  • Add the salt, baking powder and brown sugar. Mix well with the fork.
    mashed banana cake mix in mixing bowl
  • Add the plain flour and mix briefly with the fork, then add the plant milk and mix well until the mixture is smooth and uniform.
    cake mix in mixing bowl
  • Optional: slightly grease your baking tin (or use baking paper).
  • Pour the mixture evenly in a loaf tin, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake is golden on the outside.
    banana cake mix in cake tin

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • While the cake is baking, make the Chocolate Glaze by adding the soy milk and dark chocolate in a saucepan. Heat it up to low medium heat, and stir constantly with a spatula until the Chocolate Glaze is uniform.** Turn of the heat and let the sauce cool down completely.
    chocolate sauce in saucepan

Assemble the cake

  • Once the Banana Cake is baked, let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Using a large sharp knife, cut the cake in half and place the top half on the side.
    banana bread cut in half
  • Using a spatula, pour half of the Chocolate Glaze on top of the the bottom half of the Banana Cake.
    banana bread cut in half with chocolate sauce and pink spatula
  • Put the other half back on, and pour the leftover Chocolate Glaze on the top half of the Banana Bread.

For topping

  • If not already done, slice 1/2 banana in very thin slices. Using your fingers, spread the dehydrated (or not!) slices of banana on top of the cake to decorate.
    vegan banana bread with chocolate frosting thedorkyfrench
  • Enjoy, and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Video

Notes

*Depending on the method you are using, it usually takes about 6 hours (135.C) to fully dehydrate banana chips in a dehydrator. I only dehydrate my banana chips for one hour as I find it is good enough to top a cake. For this, I use the Ninja Air-fryer (has a dehydrator function) which is awesome and became an essential tool in my everyday cooking. You can use this link to shop on Amazon at no additional cost and type 'Ninja Air Fryer'. All purchases contribute to bringing you more delicious and easy-to-follow recipes.
**The Chocolate Glaze will most likely heat up really quickly so you will only need to keep the heat on for a short period of time.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice

 

Please note that all nutrition facts and information found on this website are for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor nor registered nutritionist, so please refer to a professional for medical advice.

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