Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eggless Banana Marble Cake with no fat


An over-ripe banana, leftover coffee from the morning, complaint from husband : you don't make coffee cake anymore.......,hot oven ready to bake anything(after my home made Pav's), something(that's my DD's voice) telling me all the time, make chocolate cake......... that's how this cake is born. Well it's on the line of marble cake so basically half of the batter is chocolate & half is regular, I'm not calling it white or vanilla as because of banana & coffee the color of regular one was also toward light brown. Very easy to make, no fat used, hardly took me 6-7 minutes to put it together, here's how it goes :

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup all purpose flour(i use maida)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 med. size over-ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar(i'm using little less than usual)
  • 1 tblsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tblsp. instant coffee powder
  • 1/3 cup prepared coffee(no milk) *
  • 1/2 cup home made dahi/buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
* Note : As I had some leftover coffee so i used it, instead of that increase the quantity of instant coffee powder according to your taste, how strong you want. And also increase the quantity of milk(liquid).
Method :
  1. Sift first 5 ingredients together.
  2. In a mixing bowl mash the banana using back side of the fork. Mix sugar to it. Add all the liquids one at a time(any order) & mix them together so that banana is well incorporated into the liquids.
  3. Now add dry mix to it little bit at a time(for some reasons I always add it in three parts).
  4. Divide the batter into two equal parts.
  5. Add cocoa powder to one part mix it & if needed add a spoon or two of milk/water to bring it to cake batter consistency.
  6. Pour any one batter into the greased & floured cake tin. Once settled now add other batter in the centre & using your finger/small spoon swirl the mixture little bit.
  7. Bake at 350 degree F pre-heated oven for around 20-22 minutes. Cake tin I use is around 8 inches, the measurements are for small cake. If you increase or decrease the quantity oven timings will also change.
Enjoy it with some fresh whip cream on top. Sorry no pics from inside, once the cake was done, we were so busy eating it, that didn't get a chance to take more pics. I'm sending this cake to Sara for her blog anniversary event Cakes n Cookies and also to Radhika & sudeshna's Food for 7 stages of life : In love with Detectable desserts, pastries & Ice-cream event.

21 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

wow love the marble effect on the cake,its really looking so perfect and must be very yummy too...eggless cakes is always my first preference and i will surely try out this one

sowmya.s said...

lovely recipe..will try it certainly..

sangeeta said...

i do the same when i have some overripe , about to go rotten bananas...but never combined them with coffee...i am sure i'd like it..

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey ur cake luks yummy...banana, combined with coffe n cocoa. awesome combination dear

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear spice
Thats a great cake and no fat!!! You are quite innovative. Have a nice day

Sarah Naveen said...

cake looks fabulously yummy...And NO fat makes it more appealing...Delicious.

Sara's Corner said...

Cake looks perfect n yummy. Thank you for participating in the event. you have a nice blog.

RV said...

Awesome Cake, love the colors..Thanks for sending it to the DDPI event.

SE(Denufood) said...

hey this is perfect..with no fat..love the idea of adding ripe bananas..

Spice said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by....
@ sushma, sangeeta, sowmya do try it, it's very easy & specially when it's warm it's perfect with lightly sweet fresh whip cream....and do let me know how it comes, whenever u guys try it...

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear Spice,

Thanks for the warm comment at my space, it means a lot to me.:)

I like your sense of humour (a complaint from husband' lol)...visiting ur space is like'...meeting my school friend for me. You are cool.

And about the cake...you are creative to engineer' this cake:)

transient said...

hi! you said you have a gur recipe in your comment, would really appreciate your sharing it. Thanks. BTW the cake looks yummy.

Kiran said...

wow yummy cake recipe and Nice Blog too, first time to be in ur blog, come and join ma site www.kiranmary.com . Keep on rocking.. am following u.

Gulmohar said...

That looks so perfect and lovely..guilt free dessert...:-)

Spice said...

Thanks evryone.....

@ Malar....i'm speechless.....glad u like my blog & me.....never thought that blogging gonna give me such nice fiends like you....thanks dear and you already know that I love reading your blog.....

@ Kiran, thanks for visiting my blog & being my follower.....

tasteofbeirut said...

what a great cake! I am surprised you get such good results without fat, not even eggs! I am going to try that recipe soon, as I am always stuck with ripe bananas and always resort to the same old recipe for banana muffins!

Spice said...

Thankx Kiran for being my follower.

Nithya said...

Wow.. this cake looks yummm :)

I guess I am here for the first time. you have a lovely collection of recipes. Would be here often to try them out. :)

You are most welcome to my space too.

Spice said...

Thanks Nithya for stopping by & leaving your lovely words.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Hey Cake looks lovely, Great color. Will sure try and let u know!!!

Honey said...

That chocolate, banana, coffee cake sounds so yummy! I think I have all the ingredients too.

Thanks for stopping by my website and pointing me in the direction of more eggless recipes.

Blessings
Honey