Eggless Nutella Cake

I had kept left-over nutella unused for quite a few weeks and I was wondering how to empty its container in a one-shot. Then I came up with an idea of baking a chocolate cake using nutella & banana (replacing eggs).  Although some do not like the idea of combining chocolate & banana, it worked wonders for me as a vegetarian. I was delighted with an impeccable outcome of luscious cake with moist texture & tender crumbs.

IMG_0287So here is the recipe for an eggless chocolate cake that combines the sweetness of banana with bitter cocoa to make it even more chocolaty:

IMG_0280Time Taken: 50 min

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

  1. Whole wheat flour – 1 cup (200 g)
  2. Cocoa powder – ½ cup ( 100 g)
  3. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  4. Baking soda – ½ tsp
  5. Salt – ¼ tsp

IMG_0221

Wet ingredients:

  1. Ripe banana – 3 Nos.
  2. Un-refined caster sugar – 1 cup
  3. Nutella – ½ cup
  4. Any neutral oil – ½ cup
  5. Lukewarm water – ½ cup

For garnishing: (optional)

  1. Cucumber seeds (vellari vidhai)
  2. Fresh cherries

Method :

Step 1 : Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.

flour

Step 2: Preparing cake batter

  1. Mash banana using a food processor or mixer-grinder.
  2. Add sugar, nutella & oil into mashed banana and blend well.
  3. Pour nutella mixture into the flour and whisk to combine together.
  4. Pour lukewarm water into the batter and mix well until incorporated.nutella cake batter

Step-3 : Baking

  • Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  • Grease a cake dish (I used the one of size 6½” x 6½” x 2″h) with oil & dust with flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle cucumber seeds over the batter.
  • Bake for 40 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and allow it cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut into medium-sized cubes and decorate with fresh cherries.
  • Serve banana flavored chocolate cake.
  • Store remaining cake in an airtight container for few days.

nutella cake

Please Note:

  • If you are using granulated sugar, you may have to reduce it to ¾ cup.
Advertisements

108 Comments Add yours

  1. Lis says:

    You had me at Nutella ☺️ x
    http://thegrlwhoblog.wordpress.com

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Mmmm… I love nutella! This cake looks amazing! I’m gonna have to try it out some day 😋😍

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

Please share your thoughts here: