Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! Beautifully moist and perfectly decadent, you won’t even miss the frosting!

This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! | MomOnTimeout.com

As much as I love banana bread, and believe me, I love it A LOT, sometimes I want something different. Something like this cake for instance.  Incredibly moist and fudgy this cake is almost brownie-like in consistency and texture.  The bold chocolate flavors mingle beautifully with the banana and the gooey pockets of melted chocolate chips are pure heaven.

This cake is perfect for snacking on since it’s made without oil or butter – applesauce only!  I make it in an 8×8 baking dish so there’s just the right amount of cake for a couple of day’s worth of snacks. Or one day if we’re really hungry.

This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! | MomOnTimeout.com

The boys enjoy this cake with a big, cold glass of milk and I have to say that’s my favorite way to indulge as well.

There’s no need to frost this cake either.  It’s perfectly sweet with being overwhelmingly so and the sprinkling of chocolate chips on top of the cake serve as the “frosting”.  I’ve yet to hear a complaint about missing frosting.

This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! | MomOnTimeout.com

The flavors of this cake only get better with time and the cake stays beautifully moist for several days – even up to a week if it happens to last that long.

Next time you have a couple of ripe bananas lying around, try this cake out instead of banana bread. I know you’ll just love it!

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Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

9 servings

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mash bananas in a medium size bowl.
  4. Stir in sugars, applesauce, water, and vinegar until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt just until combined.
  6. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into prepared dish.
  8. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  9. Bake for 33-37 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  10. Let cool, slice and serve.
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This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! | MomOnTimeout.com

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Comments

  1. Sounds delicious to me! There are days when nothing will suffice but chocolate, and this sounds like a great way to satisfy that craving.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  2. What an amazing combination and I’m sure it’s going to taste spectacular! I love applesauce, bananas and chocolate, so why not try them together? Great idea!
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  3. That sounds delicious! Love how healthy it is, chocolate cake that is healthy is good enough for breakfast right? :)
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  4. Another lovely recipe. Thanks Trish. Have a Wonderful Weekend.

  5. Trish, this recipe looks UNBELIEVABLY moist. I have been dying to use up this applesauce and the bananas sitting on my counter, and especially in an indulgent dessert (too many raw and awesome healthy recipes these days, say what?). Fantastic fantastic fantastic. So glad you shared this, I’m so stoked! Pinned!
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  6. Crystal says:

    Can’t wait to make this cake. Looks delicious. Love that you made it with applesauce and bananas. Thanks so much!!

  7. I made this tonight and it was wonderful! One note – the unsweetened baking cocoa is missing what type of 1/4 to use (cup, Tbsp, tsp…). I guessed and went with cup and it worked out, but you might want to update the recipe. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Oh wow! This looks so moist and perfectly chocolatey! I need to make this for sure. Pinned!
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  9. Trish this looks so fudgy, rich, decadent and amazing! And it’s vegan AND there’s no oil – amazing! Pinned!

  10. That looks incredible, Trish.
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  11. This looks so indulgent, but it’s not bad for you! Love it. I’d love to put some PB chips in there too!
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  12. Mmmmm those look absolutely incredible! Fantastic recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  13. This cake looks sounds much healthier without sacrificing indulgence, because it sure looks fudgy and delicious! Pinning!
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  14. This cake looks fantastic Trish! Love the combo of chocolate and banana especially in a moist and fudgy cake. The applesauce is such a great healthier alternative – and no butter or oil – what an amazing recipe! Pinning :)
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  15. What a perfect post-BBQ treat over the summer. Love these!

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  17. Christie says:

    Made this tonight and it was super yummy. I don’t like frosting so this was the perfect cake for me!

  18. Cristina Hall says:

    This cake was so good! I made it for some kids plus mine. All four come from completely different backgrounds, and yet thy all loved it! It was very moist and yummy even four days later when we kept it in the fridge, almost better!

  19. Meghann says:

    I made this tonight and it is so good! It tastes like chocolate banana bread to me. It’s my favorite vegan dessert I’ve made so far. YUM!

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