chocolate banana carrot cake recipe

4.45 from 9 votes

a dense, moist and healthy cake made from bananas, carrot and chocolate. eggless and dairy free recipe

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this chocolate banana carrot cake is rich and dense. i have frosted the cake with chocolate icing and it was worth the effort i put in frosting the cake.

chocolate banana carrot cake recipe

this cake recipe was in the drafts for a long time. what better time than to post now on the occasion of christmas.

chocolate banana carrot cake recipe

this chocolate banana carrot cake is again an eggless and a dairy free cake recipe. here i have used banana & carrot puree in the cake and this what makes it a dense cake. the flavors and taste of banana and carrot is not evident as the chocolate overpowers them.

banana carrot chocolate cake

i have used only all purpose flour in this cake recipe. but you can make it with half-half of whole wheat and all purpose flour. with the bananas and carrots in the cake, all i can say is that this is a healthy cake.

banana chocolate carrot cake

before moving on to the recipe details, i would like to share that i was featured in the recent december 12 issue of the smart life magazine. this is a monthly magazine from the manorama group of publications. if you can get a copy in your city, then do read.

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chocolate banana carrot cake recipe
4.45 from 9 votes
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chocolate banana carrot cake recipe

a dense, moist and healthy cake made from bananas, carrot and chocolate. eggless and dairy free recipe

course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 40 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 4 to 5
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for the cake

  • 4 medium size bananas
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1.75 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • ¾ cup demerara sugar or powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • ½ cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • a pinch of salt

for the chocolate icing

  • 125 grams dark chocolate
  • ½ cup oil or butter
  • some icing sugar or powdered sugar as required (optional)

how to make recipe

making chocolate banana carrot cake

  1. grease and prepare a 6-7 inches diameter round cake pan.
  2. preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 356 degrees fahrenheit.
  3. seive the flour with the salt, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. puree the bananas and carrot together in a blender.
  5. mix the liquid ingredients together i.e the banana-carrot puree, water and oil.
  6. add demerara sugar to this liquid mixture and mix well.
  7. now add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients.
  8. add the vanilla extract or vanilla powder.
  9. mix very well and uniformly.
  10. pour into a greased pan.
  11. bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius or or 356 degrees fahrenheit, for 35-40 minutes or until done.
  12. when the cake is baking we can prepare the icing and keep it ready.

making the chocolate icing

  1. chop the chocolate.
  2. in a pan on a double boiler melt the chocolate with the oil.
  3. just let the chocolate melt. don't overcook.
  4. stir and mix well,
  5. let this mixture cool.
  6. you can also microwave both the chocolate and oil on medium powder till the chocolate begins to melt.
  7. when you remove from the microwave, the chocolate would be still melting.
  8. just mix the icing well and if you see pieces of chocolate, then again microwave for some seconds or a minute.
  9. if you want you can add some icing sugar to the frosting mixture. add the sugar when you are melting the chocolate.

icing the cake

  1. when the cake cool down, then remove it from the pan.
  2. spread the chocolate icing directly with a palette knife on the top of the cake.
  3. you can also pour the icing into a piped bag and do the icing on the cake.
  4. refrigerating the chocolate banana carrot cake along with the icing, makes the icing settle on the cake and forms a thick layer.

recipe notes

few tips for chocolate banana carrot cake recipe:
1. instead of oil you can use butter.
2. instead of water you can use milk - dairy milk or cashew, almond or soy milk.
3. the mixing of the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients have to be done properly. if not done properly, then the cake does is not even in texture and does not rise well.

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dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hello Dassana, I am a huge fan of yours. The cake turned out great. I had previously baked chocolate cake using your recipe. That was also simple and delicious. But I think it was more moist than this banana, carrot and chocolate cake. Is it supposed to be less moist than the chocolate cake (your recipe)? Just wondering if I did something wrong. Although it tastes delicious.

    • thanks swathi. the chocolate cake is more moist than this chocolate banana carrot cake. i don’t think you have done anything wrong. depending on the recipe and use of ingredients the cake can be less moist or more moist.

  2. Hi Dassana
    I made this cake today as my parents don’t like eggs. It came out really nice in the microwave convection oven. I have recently moved back to India and wanted to ask , is the microwave convection oven the best here? Or are there any nice ovens available you can recommend ?
    Kind Regards
    RA

    • thanks RA for sharing this lovely feedback. in india you will get OTG which are regular ovens with or without convection (convection here is the fan which is there in some models). there are good options. previously i was using philips 18 litre oven which was good and belonged to the landlord. when we moved i purchased a bajaj 35 litre OTG which is also good. currently i do all baking in bajaj OTG. so there are options like bajaj, philips and morphy richards and some more brands. you can read reviews online and then decide which one is best.

  3. Hello mam, can I make it using eggs?

    • jeena, with eggs the recipe will change a lot and also the ingredients.

  4. Hi Dassana…I have baked banana bread and banana cake using your recipes a couple of times. It had always turned out delicious. I would like to try this banana-carrot cake recipe but minus the cocoa powder. Would I need to change the amount for the other ingredients? Secondly, can I use a loaf pan instead of a round pan for this recipe ?Thirdly, can I include raisins and cashews as part of the ingredients? Appreciate your reply. Thank you.

    • thanks selvi for the positive reviews on both the banana bread and banana cake recipe. the cocoa powder cannot be substituted. if you remove cocoa powder, the recipe will change. the other proportions of the ingredients will change. so you will have to experiment. yes you can add raisins and cashews.

  5. I Dassana I tried this cake recipe and it was simply awesome.I m a regular follower of your recipes .I love the simplicity you add to your recipes. The photographs really make cooking very easy.It seems you are really around when I cook.Thanku for making our lives easy

    • thankyou jaspreet for your encouragement and kind words 🙂 pleased to know you follow our blog regularly.

  6. It came out very dense and raw . I decided to cut it and bake it again to eat it like fudge cookies . But it didn’t work for me at all as a cake .

    • Denseness is because the batter has been mixed too much. Too much mixing of batters in cake forms gluten strands and the batter becomes doughy like a chapati atta. If this happens then the cake will be dense or hard and won’t even bake properly.

  7. Hi,
    I just started using Microwave with convection oven . I am having one borossil glass rectangular dish, i want to ask can i use that for baking cakes in convection.. my fear is, will it break if i keep in the convection mode for more than 30-40 mins.. i like many baking dishes in ur site,its easy n tempting but i m not having that aluminum utensils now for baking..so using Only GLASS dish which bake recepies i can do..plz suggest..
    like can i do bread,cookies,cakes….what things i should be careful of?
    thank u …i daily visit ur site n pin it on my mobile starting page also..very gud effort n work u r doing.. daily boring recepies r getting very gud twist now..thanks again

    • hi suruchi, you can use oven safe borosil pan in the convection mode. don’t worry it does not break. i use them for making puddings or biryanis. glass will conduct heat faster than metal. so the time will differ. i have baked breads also in borosil pans and they come out pretty good. you can also lower the heat by 20 to 25 degrees celsius due to the fast conducting heat property of glass. also remember to grease the pan very well. otherwise the cake can get stuck. since glass retains heat for a longer period of time, i would suggest to remove the cake as soon as its done. as the heat will continue to cook the cake even at room temperature. the time to bake will be less than whats mentioned in the recipe. so you will have to keep a check. you can bake cakes, loaves, cookies, pasta easily in a glass pan. just be doubly sure that the glass pan is oven safe.

  8. Hi

    plz

    Can you share a pure eggless dutch truffle chocolate cake recipe? I m waiting !

    • hi i have noted down your request and will add in the future.

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