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    Double Chocolate Chip Banana Cake (Light)

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Redsie's Note:

    Mmmmmmmmmm! Chocolate never tasted so good... and the best thing is this is a light cake! The secret ingredient is... zucchinis!! If you don't mention it - nobody will know!! If you don't have any zucchinis - you can replace by the same amount of carrots. The chocolate icing is delicious! Another wonderful cake from Rose Reisman.

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    Serves: 16



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    Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing


    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350°F Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with vegetable spray.
    2. 2
      Make cake: in a food processor, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil, banana, vanilla and eggs; process the mixture until it is smooth. Add zucchini and pineapple; process the mixture just until everything is combined.
    3. 3
      In a bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Stir the wet ingredients into dry ingredients until they are mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and sour cream. Spoon the mixture into a prepared pan.
    4. 4
      Place the pan in the centre of the oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let the pan cool on a wire rack.
    5. 5
      Make icing: with an electric mixer or food processor, cream together cream cheese, icing sugar, cocoa and milk. Spread mixture over the cooled cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2010

      Very tasty! You hardly taste even the banana....I might add a little more next time. I served mine without the frosting and found it to be just fine w/some powdered sugar. Also, I didn't bother with putting everything in a food processor (didn't have time). It was great just dumped together and mixed w/my mixer!

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    • on September 08, 2007


      I love that this has such healthy ingredients for a cake! It was much more dense than I had anticipated (maybe I was thinking it would be lighter just because of the "light" in the name?). You can really taste the fruit in it (I used fresh pineapple). I had a hard time getting it to bake properly, I had to add 15 mins. Loved the frosting. Overall a good cake, with good ingredients.

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    • on January 11, 2006


      mmmmmmmm... good - What can I say?! this cake is the best. It is moist, chocolatey, fudgey and so good - you can't even tell it's light it tastes so decadent and sinful! It tastes better than many other cakes that are loaded with butter and saturated fat - My family couldn't believe it had all that zucchini in it - this recipe is definitly a keeper. I'll make it again...and again and again! Thank you so much Redsie!

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    Nutritional Facts for Double Chocolate Chip Banana Cake (Light)

    Serving Size: 1 (100 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 263.2
    Calories from Fat 74
    Total Fat 8.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 31.5 mg
    Sodium 189.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 30.6 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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