Vegan chocolate banana squares

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by Isabels Free From

This cake has a rich almost ginger bread flavour.  The banana gives the cake a lovely moist texture, stick and chewy something between brownies and a mud cake. Delicious served cold or hot on its own or with dairy free cream.

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Vegan chocolate banana squares

12 slices

Ingredients

175g Isabel’s batter mix
125g sugar
45g cocoa powder
5g bi-card of soda
3g mixed spices
1 tsp of treacle
2 ripe bananas mashed
3 Tbsp rapeseed oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
100g almond milk
150g water

For the vegan frosting:
3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
4 Tbsp of icing sugar
1 Tbsp of Gluten Free Baking Fix
1 Tbsp of rapeseed oil
1 vanilla essence
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of treacle (adds a rick, dark flavour)
65g water

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350F/ (160ºC fan assisted) for 10 minutes. Lightly grease with oil and line with grease proof paper a medium size cake tin approx. 29cm×19cm.

2. Place in a large bowl the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, mixed spices and bi-carb of soda. Then mix all the ingredients together and make a well in the middle. In a plate mash the bananas and set aside until required. In another bowl add the water, almond milk, oil and lemon juice and mix well.

3. Add the mash bananas to the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients over the dry mixture and stir with a balloon whisk or wooden spoon until it forms a soft cake dough.

4. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared baking tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until when inserting a skewer in the centre of the cake it comes out clean.

 

For the vegan frosting:

In a medium size bowl add the icing sugar, cocoa powder, Baking Fix and gently mix well using a balloon whisk. Then add in the oil, treacle, vanilla essence and water and mix well until it forms a nice consistency frosting. Add the lemon juice and mix again.

Sample the frosting and adjust to your own taste, adding a little more cocoa powder or sugar if necessary. Apply frosting to your cake.

 

 
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