Chocolate-Banana Cake: A Delicious Twist for Your Christmas Desserts

If you’re looking to add a delightful twist to your Christmas dessert menu, consider trying a chocolate-banana cake with the unique flavor of ‘palayamkodan’ banana. Bananas not only bring a delicious taste to desserts but also offer nutritional benefits. Impress your guests, including the health-conscious ones, with this aromatic and flavorful cake. Here’s the recipe to elevate your holiday baking:


6 palayankodan plantains

1½ cups maida

½ cup sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup sunflower oil

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon vinegar

½ cup warm water

2 tbsp chocolate chips


Sift maida along with salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Blend palayankodan plantains, oil, and sugar in a mixer.

Combine the plantain mix with the sifted maida and blend well.

Mix in milk, vinegar, and water.

Add chocolate chips to the batter.

Bake using your preferred method.

Cooking Tips

Consider baking on a gas stove using a dosa tawa and a thick-bottomed non-stick pan.

Preheat the pan for 10 minutes, line with butter paper, pour in the batter, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.

Check for doneness by inserting a knife; if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Allow it to cool, cut into pieces, and serve.

This chocolate-banana cake promises to be a delightful addition to your festive spread, bringing together the rich flavors of chocolate and the distinct aroma of palayamkodan banana.

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