Here’s another flourless cake for those looking for an alternative to almond flour or in search of a nut-free recipe. My husband and older son loved this fruity chocolate cake. I was thinking that with a nice strawberry frosting this cake would make a delicious banana split type dessert.
This gluten-free, grain-free cake is quick and easy. You’ll just want to make sure that your bananas are quite ripe to ensure its sweetness. If you can do dairy, this cake would be delicious with a dollop of whipped cream.
Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake
- In a vitamix, whip egg yolks, agave and salt on medium for 1-2 minutes
- Add grapeseed oil and mashed banana and blend for another minute or two
- Blend in cacao powder
- In a bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks
- Gently fold contents of Vitamix into bowl with egg whites
- Grease a 8-inch springform pan and pour batter into pan
- Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes
The inspiration for this recipe came from a Passover feature on gluten-free desserts in Living Without magazine, though that one was a bit heavy on the eggs, as Passover desserts can sometimes be. This cake (as I made it) is very moist and mousse-like.
In other food related news, this week, we will have a drawing with a prize. That’s right, a drawing. Everyone who leaves a comment will have the opportunity to win a free DVD copy of the movie The Future of Food, an important documentary by Debra Koons Garcia (wife of late Gerry Garcia). Here is a brief description:
This movie is about the revolution taking place in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. The documentary explores the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. It also examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multi-national corporations seek to control the world’s food system.
The San Francisco Chronicle named this a “must see.” I loved this movie. Michael Pollan makes an appearance in it and it is an all time favorite of mine. I cried when I saw it, it’s quite moving. If you’re interested in food, this is an important movie.
So leave a comment below and at the end of the week, I will put the names of all the people who left comments in a hat (a New York Yankees baseball hat). I will choose a name from that hat. That person will be the winner. I will then contact the winner to obtain a shipping address and send out your copy of The Future of Food.
Update: Check out my Lemon Almond Biscotti post to see the winner of the DVD! Also, per Maeve’s comment below the instructions for this dish have been updated. Thanks Maeve!