chocolate banana carrot cake recipe

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

4.72 from 7 votes
a dense, moist and healthy cake made from bananas, carrot and chocolate. eggless and vegan recipe
chocolate banana carrot cake recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):4 to 5
(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)


making chocolate banana carrot cake

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

making the chocolate icing

  • chop the chocolate.
  • in a pan on a double boiler melt the chocolate with the oil.
  • just let the chocolate melt. don't overcook.
  • stir and mix well,
  • let this mixture cool.
  • you can also microwave both the chocolate and oil on medium powder till the chocolate begins to melt.
  • when you remove from the microwave, the chocolate would be still melting.
  • just mix the icing well and if you see pieces of chocolate, then again microwave for some seconds or a minute.
  • 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

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


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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81 comments/reviews

  1. Hi,
    Iam a regular follower of your website and use your recipes in most of my cooking. Thanks a lot for the step by step instruction with pictures. That makes it foolproof!
    I have recently purchased a Bosch Convection oven. I just wanted to know if aluminium trays can be used in convection ovens. I was not sure of this and ended up buying a silicon baking tray. Can you also suggest if cooking in silicon is safe…5 stars

    • thanks sowmya for the positive review on the recipes.

      aluminium pans or trays can be used in the convection mode but not in the microwave mode. only use aluminium pans in the convection mode. in the microwave mode or in combination modes arcing will occur in the pans and is unsafe.

      i personally don’t use silicon pans for baking, so not sure if it is safe or not. i prefer to use metal-based pans as they conduct heat evenly and the final outcome is a well-baked cake or bread loaf. with silicon pans, the heating is slow and takes time to bake. hope this info is helpful.

  2. 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.5 stars

    • 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.

  3. 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
    RA5 stars

    • 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.