The Best Gooiest & Most Delicious Chocolate Cake Ever, I Promise (and it’s Healthy Too!)

A crowd-pleaser without the guilt trip because it’s vegan & sugar-free — but you’d never guess!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: approx. 10

Ingredients

  • 4 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 150g medjool dates, pitted
  • 50g walnuts, crushed
  • 225g oat flour (or simply whizz rolled oats in to flour with a food processor)
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 150g vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt

Plus, a drizzle of sunflower oil to line the loaf tin

Method

  • In a bowl, blend the bananas, milk, dates, and lemon juice until smooth
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and cinnamon
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, add the milky mix to the well and gently bring the batter together. Here’s how I do it: gently move a wooden spoon in an increasingly-large circular motion to gradually pull in more of the dry ingredients around the edge of the well (but don’t overwork it as you’ll end up with a gluey consistency!)
  • Let the batter sit for half an hour so the oats have time to soak up the milk
  • Preheat your oven to 200C / 180C fan / gas mark 6, then line a 2lb loaf tin with sunflower oil making sure to go all the way up the sides
  • Finally, gently fold the walnuts and chocolate chips (reserving a few) in to the batter
  • Add the batter to the loaf tin, cover with foil and bake on the middle shelf in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Remove the foil and bake for a further 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out with a few crumbs
  • Allow to cool before running a knife around the tin and place onto a wire rack then sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips

This super-moist chocolate cake is absolutely delicious any time of the day x

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Published by misterrands

Mindful living blogger (recipes, lifestyle & travel) based in beautiful rural north yorkshire 🚜 🐮 🐑

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