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Banana Chocolate Peanut Almond Butter Cake

Posted May 13 2010 12:00am

My fellow readers, I could not wait until tomorrow to tell you about this wonderful treat that I found over at the Joyful Abode website. It is interesting how one site can connect to the next and then another, ultimately leading to a treasure at the end of the rainbow. I found this site, Joyful Abode through one of the posts on Marks Daily Apple website as I was brousing for new ideas.

Anyhow, I will get to the point. Emily – the author of the Joyful Abode – posted a comprehensive list of her recipes that she had been sharing with the world, and this brought me to check out her recipe for a lovely looking banana chocolate cake that is made without flour!

Imagine my excitement when I read the ingredients and instructions immediately realizing that I had all of the necessary equipment and ingredients to try this desert tonight.

Once our company were on their way out, I quickly marched into the kitchen to gather the stuff, and within 5 minutes I placed it in the oven! This was super fast.

Here is the ingredient list and instructions:

1 cup of nut butter (I used 3/4 almond and 1/4 peanut)
1 ripe banana
3 eggs
1/4 cup honey (I used maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup dark chocolate

Combine with a blender (Emily suggests to use a mix master so I used the hand held deal with the 2 beaters) and then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Mix the juice in and pour into a pie dish, cook on 350 for about 30-35 minutes. Check with a toothpick in the center, and if nothing sticks as you pull it out, turn the oven off, take the cake out and let cool for about 30 minutes.

This recipe was so easy to do I just had to tell you about it. I added a dollup of whip cream and topped it with a sprinkle of cinnamon, thoroughly enjoyed every bite and then ate a second piece.

I think it would go really well with vanilla ice cream if the cake was a bit warm.

The best part of this great tasting, quickly prepared treat is that it is void of flour, and is high in protein and fat so it shouldn’t cause an unwanted blood sugar spike. The sugar content is easily controlled as I only added half the suggested amount of sweetener in the form of maple syrup but I am sure that it would be sweet enough without sweetener because of the melted dark chocolate and the sugar from the banana.

If you give it a try, go on over to the Joyful Abode and tell Emily that it is wonderful and thank her for posting her wonderful treats.

Also, let me know if you try it as well, I am interested to hear your take on the cake.

Enjoy your day,

Karl

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