Food, Recipe

Vegan Banana Chocolate Cake

One of the most challenging circumstances of going vegan is giving up dairy hence saying  goodbye to  sinful chocolate lava cakes, crispy thin chocolate chip cookies, and thick & rich chocolate mousse. But in the culinary world there would always be a good amount of substitutes to compensate for an ingredient missing, lacking, or have to be given up.

For today’s vegan recipe, I’ll be sharing a new favorite dessert called eggless banana chocolate cake. Since I’ve been searching for vegan desserts to try and been eyeing to tick off an item (#21) on my bucket list, I thought why not  do it right now. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.


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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2-3 medium sized overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. chia seed/flax seed powder + 3 tbsp. water


  1. First things first, preheat the oven to 180 deg. Celsius.
  2. Grease the bundt pan (or any cake pan) with olive oil.
  3. Mix the chia seed powder with water and set aside until it forms a gelatinous consistency.
  4. Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.
  5. Peel the bananas and mash them with fork. For an easier way and a smoother purée, throw them in a food processor.
  6. Add all the ingredients and mix well until lumps are gone.
  7. Pour the cake mixture into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. To check, insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean then your cake is done.
  9. Let it cool down before removing from the pan and serving.

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My cake turned out to be moist and dense just what I expected. I ate mine with a glass of soymilk for an afternoon snack. I personally think that this cake would also go best with tea and coffee in the morning.

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Obviously, I did not consume the whole cake and stored it in the fridge for midnight and early morning munchies. I then discovered that this cake tastes even better when chilled. The texture is somewhat similar to store bought caramel or chocolate bars.

After writing this post, I am off to researching more dairy free (vegan) baked goods to try in the future. I have cookies, muffins, and more cakes in mind.

Happy baking everyone!

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  • Reply Jaya March 2, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Oh my goodness, that cake looks divine! Banana Bread is one of my favorite things ever so I can only being to imagine how good this Banana Chocolate Cake tastes! My mom used to make a lot of egg-less cakes before because my grandmother was a vegetarian – I tried it once and couldn’t even tell the difference! Will definitely show her this recipe 🙂

    • Reply chester March 2, 2015 at 5:59 am

      Thank you Jaya! <3

      Yeah, I would agree that you can’t even distinguish that eggless cakes doesn’t have eggs. Banana breads are my favorites too.

  • Reply Corinth March 2, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I’m not vegan, and I don’t think I can ever become one but this looks yummy!

  • Reply Sherica March 2, 2015 at 5:10 am


    • Reply chester March 2, 2015 at 6:01 am

      Let’s hohol with Ayiene and bake some keto friendly snacks/desserts!

      • Reply Sherica March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

        When are we gonna do that? Come here guys sa place ko, bring your pang bake!!!

  • Reply Helga March 2, 2015 at 5:55 am

    I should try this since I already have flaxseed! JUST NEED TIME 2 BAKE.

    • Reply chester March 2, 2015 at 6:03 am

      Yes. One thing that baking requires? Time. Not to mention that you’ll have to do a lot of waiting.

  • Reply Alissa March 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I haven’t baked a cake before. This looks really yummy plus it’s healthy. I wanna try it!

  • Reply Kaelene @Unlocking Kiki March 3, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I try to make my deserts and baked goods as clean as possible, this recipe sounds delicious and right up my alley!

    • Reply chester March 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Yeah, me too! I also try to eat clean lately and being vegan just helps me a lot!

  • Reply India March 3, 2015 at 5:23 am

    This looks amazing! I’ve heard about water and flax seed as an egg replacement but I can’t figure out how it works! This looks delicious though, I think I want it even more because it looks like a giant donut!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Reply chester March 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      The flaxseed mixed with water forms a gelatinous texture. I think that what it makes close to an egg substitute but irdk about the scientific process though.

  • Reply Corinne March 3, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I’m veggie but I’ve been leaning towards the vegan lifestyle for a while now. It just seems so much cleaner.

    Corinne x

  • Reply Cheryle March 3, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Never thought chocolate cakes could be this healthy!

  • Reply Mimi Gonzales March 3, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve tried cooking banana pancake and it tasted very good. I wonder how this one tastes like! I bet it’s just as good as the picture above. I can’t wait to follow more of your yummy recipes, kuya Chester! 🙂 I’m doing them one by one haha

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