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Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake

When you are trying to be good but you JUST NEED CHOCOLATE. This Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake clocks in at just 161 calories per chocolaty slice — even with that rich fudge frosting on top!

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

It’s no secret that I love cake. But also — who doesn’t love cake?

I *think* I forgot to announce it here – like officially – mostly because in my head I kept thinking that I was going to put together a bunch of really gorgeous photos for you and write something up, but… mostly I take pictures of dogs and food.

Chad and I got engaged. FINALLY!! It was in October, but yeah. (Remember those Marry Me Cookies? Well they work.)

So I am planning a wedding! And I WILL give you all those details, I swear. There’s so much to think about!

We have knocked a bunch of stuff out — location, menu, photographer — I have put a good dent in things! However. In 2 weeks I have to try on a wedding dress.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Fudge Frosting

Trying on a wedding dress does not eliminate your love for cake. Or chocolate. In case you were wondering.

Low Calorie Chocolate Cake Recipe

So I made us this Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake that has a fudge frosting AND it’s only 161 calories a slice. No oil, less sugar, dark chocolate. The bananas are there in place of the oil so they don’t have a huge role in the flavor profile. They mostly just add to the tender crumb and moist dense-ness of the cake.

Let’s make it a goal to have our cake and eat it too in 2016.

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake
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Serves: 16 slices
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dutch process dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • For the Fudge Frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 10-inch bundt cake
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Make a small well in the center of the dry mixture and add the eggs, milk, and mashed bananas.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Gradually add the hot water stirring until incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until a pic inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes (20 -30 is better!) before inverting onto a plate or cake stand to cool completely.
  8. When the cake is cooled make the fudge frosting. Heat the cream in a small saucepan. Remove it from the heat and pour it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for just a minute and then stir until smooth. Spread the fudge frosting across the top of the cake.

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake Recipe
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