Chocolate Banana Ponderosa Cake

Chocolate Banana Ponderosa Cake
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TOTAL TIME :50minutes20 minutes20 minutes
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup grassfed butter *feel free to use all butter or all coconut oil
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 large or 3 small, look for brown & spotty)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped into 1/4 in pieces (sub chips. Recommend 72%)
  1. To make oat flour: pulse 1 1/2 cups rolled oats in a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or BlendTec) or a food processor until it reaches flour consistency.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup coconut sugar and cinnamon. Mix and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oat flour, sea salt and baking soda.
  3. In a blender, combine coconut milk, remaining coconut sugar, coconut oil, butter, egg and banana in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into dry ingredients bowl and use a whisk to incorporate ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the batter into your prepared baking dish. Spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with 1/2 of your coconut sugar/cinnamon mixture, and top with 1/2 of your chocolate pieces. Add remaining batter to your dish, spread in an even layer and repeat with remaining toppings.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 20 minute before removing from the pan and slicing. I suggest cleaning your knife with a damp towel between slices to keep it from sticking and getting messy.
  6. Cake will keep tightly sealed on the counter for two days, or in the refrigerator up to four days. To enjoy out of the refrigerator, microwave for individual squares for twelve seconds, or heat in the oven at 300 for five minutes.
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  • Claire Nicole Wilson

    Will this recipe work with light coconut milk? Just realized I do not have any full fat on hand.

    • Laura Lea Bryant

      Yes! It should work great as long as it’s still canned.

  • Cassondra

    Just made this for dessert after a family dinner and my boyfriend’s father who has the largest sweet tooth and won’t go near my cooking because he thinks I’m ‘too healthy’ absolutely loved this. (I did not mention all the healthy alternatives you provided) But kudos to you, thank you for making recipes that are defnitely a treat but that we can feel better about indulging in! 🙂

    • Laura Lea Bryant

      What a lovely message Cassondra!!! Thank you for taking the time to share! I’m so glad it was a hit!

  • Kayla

    This cake is delicious! I made one last night for a party and now I’m making a second because I had two more overripe bananas and plenty of coconut milk left in the can and it’s just that good. I’ll probably freeze the second in squares! My one year old little boy is a little picky about what he eats, and I’m a first time mom who doesn’t feel comfortable with him having a lot of sugar in his little body, BUT he begged for some of my piece earlier today, so I gave him a bite, and he kept coming back for more :). I think I might have found the perfect “treat” for him to have every now and again, and I just can’t tell you how cute he is eating his cake! Thank you so much!

    I also made the Reese’s cups, but I used pumpkin and almond butter since it’s a halloween party. SO GOOD and so easy. I love the slight coconut flavor that the coconut oil adds. I think they are going to be a hit for girls’ night!

    • Laura Lea Goldberg

      Hi Kayla! I am so glad to hear that the cake was a hit with your little one! You are doing such a great job, and he is lucky to have you! Also, great idea to freeze an extra one! I hope that the gals love the Reese’s cups XO