Low fat Chocolate Banana Cake

Banana Chocolate Cake loafs



It’s almost impossible not be tempted by all the sweetness and goodies displayed on every shelve and counter this time of the year.

Well, here is a Chocolate cake recipe that’s deliciously low in fat, It is moist enough to eat without the icing if you want to cut down on calories.

The original recipe yields 1 round cake but I  prefer making them in individual mini loaf tins…this way I could give away a few to friends and family without being tempted to eat it all by myself!

Chocolate Banana Cake loaf


12 Mini loafs / 1 round cake 

225 g / 2 cups  Self Raising flour *See tip*

45 ml / 3 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)

115 g / 1/2 cup brown sugar

10 ml / 2 tsp molasses

30 ml / 2 tbsp Golden Syrup

2 eggs

60 ml / 4 tbsp low-fat milk

60 ml / 4 tbs canola oil

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)

For the icing 

225 g / 2 cups icing sugar sifted

35 ml / 7 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened) sifted

15 – 30 ml / 1 – 4 tbs warm water

Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius

Grease deep round cake tin or mini loaf tin.

Sift the flower into a mixing bowl with the cocoa powder, stir in the sugar.

Make a well in the centre and add the molasses, golden syrup, eggs, milk and oil.  Add the mashed bananas and stir into the mixture.

Pour the mixture into your tin and bake +- 60 minutes in round cake tin or 20-35 minutes in mini loaf tins.

Cool on a wire rack before icing the cake.

Mix all the ingredients for the icing and spread over round cake or drizzle over individual loaf cake.

*Note that I’ve only used half of the icing on the mini loafs .



No self-raising flour? let me save you trip to the store.

Self Raising Flour Recipe

1 Cup Flour

1/2 tsp salt

1  1/2 tsp baking powder

Sift all ingredients together. Presto, you’ve got Self Raising flour!