Gluten free Banana & Chocolate cake

This is a recipe I made up when  I needed a quick fix of something sweet that would also be gluten free or even completely grain free. At the time I was still eating some sugar (once in a while) so this cake is not sugar free. I will however try the recipe again with Stevia and post it when I get it right.


  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 4-5 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of sesame butter
  • 2 packets of vanilla sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa) chopped to very small pieces

To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to medium heat (about 180 degrees Celsius (356 F)
  • In a food processor or mixer whip eggs and sugar until you reach a light and fluffy consistency.
  • Add the bananas, sesame butter, baking soda and vanilla sugar and continue to blend.
  • Add the walnuts and chocolate and blend for a few more seconds.
  • Pour batter into pans (the amount should make for 2 “English cake” or bread pans) and bake for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • (whip it together until light and fluffy) (continue to blend everything to a smooth batter)This made for 2 “English cake” pans, baked at about 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

The cake come out soft and moist. This is ok!

Replacement and upgrades:

  • The cake comes out very sweet. For a sugar free version give up the sugar and vanilla sugar completely. Replace by vanilla extract (3-4 drops).
  • For a drier, more “cake like” consistency add 1/c of almond flour (or finely ground almonds)

Elinor Cohen

Elinor Cohen, a.k.a Donut. I love to cook and bake since I was a child and recently discovered my passion for healthy cooking. I'll show you that cooking healthy can be fast, easy and delicious!

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