Chocolate Zucchini Banana Nut Cake

Today we had a potluck party at a friends place. Potluck parties are a great way for friends to get together for a party, without putting a lot of stress or expense on the one person hosting the event and the responsibility for food and beverages are shared. These potluck parties are a great celebration and the best places to admire the efforts of our friends, many of whom are talented cooks, bakers, and seekers of good food around the city.

 

I thought of making up some unique and creative dessert for the party. I opened my fridge to check out the ingredients available at home and saw some fresh Zucchini and bananas, that’s the time when this idea to make delicious yummy healthy Zucchini chocolaty cake came to my mind . I decided to make it eggless as few of my friends don’t eat eggs. I always prefer to make desserts healthier like by adding vegetables or fruits to it or by substituting all purpose flour with whole wheat flour.

My friends and the kids loved the cake. Try this Chocolate Zucchini Banana Nut Cake recipe at one of your potluck parties or evening get together. Make sure to use ripe bananas.

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Chocolate Zucchini Banana Nut Cake Recipe
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chocolate Zucchini cake
Banana Nut Cake
Chocolate Ganache
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chocolate Zucchini cake
Banana Nut Cake
Chocolate Ganache
Instructions
Chocolate Zucchini Banana Nut cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 8 X 8 inch or 2 qt. baking pan and set aside.
  2. For the Banana Nut Cake layer : In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and . Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl stir in mashed smooth banana, sugar, oil and milk. Add banana mixture to flour mixture all at once; stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  4. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and set aside.
  5. For the Chocolate Zucchini layer: In a medium bowl stir in shredded Zucchini, sugar, oil and milk. Add banana mixture to flour mixture all at once; stir just until moistened.
  6. In the prepared baking dish, Spread the Banana nut batter evenly and above that spread the Chocolate Zucchini Batter. With a knife make folds in it .
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centres comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. In 1 quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over low heat until hot but not boiling. Stir in Chocolate chips until melted; let stand at room temperature for 20-25 minutes. Ganache is ready to use when it mounds slightly when dropped from spoon. Pour the ganache carefully onto top centre of cake., spread with large spatula so it flows evenly over top and starts to drip down sides of cake. Let ganache set before cutting . You can sprinkle some shredded white chocolate over the centre to decorate it.

12 Comments

  1. Oh wow that looks good! I really like that you can make it without eggs, since my little brother is actually allergic to them and he wouldn’t be able to eat it at all if the eggs had to be in it.

    These pictures make me want to try it out tonight! And that’s really awesome that you have a tool where you can input how many people you want to serve and it will adjust the amount of the ingredients for the cake.

    • Glad you liked it . I have few friends who don’t eat eggs, so whenever I am making something for a get together , I prefer making it eggless as I don’t want them to skip out the yummy dessert. Do try other recipes too , you will like them.

    • Hi Mathew,
      Glad you liked the recipe. If you are allergic to bananas , you can either make up just the Chocolate Zucchini cake by skipping out the banana nut layer OR you can just put in vanilla essence and let it be a chocolate Zucchini with vanilla layer cake but make sure to increase the sugar content in vanilla layer.

  2. Yummy! Delicious! Reading the recipe makes me want a piece of cake! But looking at the pictures makes me want to eat the whole cake! Thank you for this great post! I’ll continue to check out your site for awesome recipes like this one!

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