eggless chocolate banana cake

Eggless chocolate banana cake | Chocolate banana cake no eggs

By Swasthi on August 10, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Eggless chocolate banana cake recipe – Learn to make the best vegan banana chocolate cake with step by step pictures. Moist, soft and delicious is what all of us look for in a cake. This is one of that kind. It has been one of the the most loved cakes at home and I make sure to bake this at least once in few months.

Eggless moist chocolate banana cake

This can be baked using oil or butter, whole wheat flour (atta) or plain flour (maida) or whole wheat pastry flour or a mix of these.

I have made this cake several times with light olive oil & coconut oil. If you do not like the flavor of oil in cakes, please use melted butter.

I have also used atta a few times & it went well for us. If you do not like the nutty aroma of whole wheat flour then use plain flour. You can also check this Chocolate banana cake with eggs

To make the cake vegan, oil has been used but it can be substituted with unsalted butter as well. I have used unrefined cane sugar and it can be substituted with refined sugar, coconut sugar, jaggery or palm sugar.

This recipe can be halved and baked in a loaf pan.

eggless chocolate banana cake recipe

You can also check these Eggless cake recipes
Eggless Vanilla cake
Eggless Chocolate cake
Eggless sponge cake
Eggless banana bread
Eggless banana muffins
Eggless fruit cake


1. Preheat the oven at 160 C. Grease the baking tray and lightly sprinkle flour evenly. You can also line a parchment paper. Set aside.

preparing the pan for eggless chocolate banana cake

2. Sieve together flour, cocoa & baking soda. You can use whole wheat flour / atta or half atta and half maida or even whole wheat pastry flour works good.

prepare the flours for eggless chocolate banana cake

3. Sieve this mixture thrice. This helps to make the cake lighter. Set aside.

sieved flour

4. Add sugar / jaggery or palm sugar to a mixing bowl. Add water. If using jaggery, i suggest mixing well and filtering to remove debris. I have earlier tried this with palm sugar and jaggery, it works very well.

addition of sugar in eggless chocolate banana cake

5. Add 1 & 1/2 tbsps vinegar.

addition of vinegar

6. Add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp vanilla.

vanilla for cake

7. Add ¼ cup oil or softened unsalted butter. You can use any neutral oil like sunflower or canola or any baking oils.

addition of oil or butter

8. Add 1 cup banana puree. I blended 3 medium sized bananas and got 1 cup puree.

pureed bananas in eggless chocolate banana cake recipe

9. Mix everything well.

wet ingredients

10. Add the flour to the liquid in 2 equal parts.

How to make eggless chocolate banana cake recipe

addition of flour to eggless chocolate banana cake

11. Mix well but do not over mix. Make sure there are no lumps. You will see it begins to react immediately.

prepared thin batter

12. Add it to the greased pan. Tap it a few times on the kitchen counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 160 C for 45 to 50 mins. I suggest checking after 40 mins since oven temperatures can vary slightly. When done completely, a skewer inserted must come out clean.

baking cake

13. Wait to cool down for 5 to 7 mins.

cool the eggless chocolate banana cake

14. Flip it on a wired rack. Cool it completely. This banana cake tastes the best the next day.

flip the cake

15. If you like to frost, cool it completely and frost. This cake does not need frosting unless you like your cake to be very chocolaty. I made a chocolate icing using 2.5 tbsp cocoa, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsps unsalted butter and 2 to 3 tbsps sugar.

Mix together milk, cocoa and sugar. Make sure there are no lumps before you begin to cook.

easy chocolate frosting for eggless cakes

16. Cook stirring continuously on a medium heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon well. Add butter and vanilla. Stir well and cook for 2 mins.

chocolate frosting with cocoa

17. Cool completely and pour it on the cake. You will have to cut parchment paper to 4 wide strips and place under the edges of the cake on all the 4 sides to collect any drippings. The mixture will be thick like frosting, you will have to spread it evenly using a frosting spatula.

Begin spreading from the center and then move the excess to the sides and spread it evenly. The quantity mentioned above is just sufficient to make a thin icing. So make a good effort to spread it thin.

frosting with cocoa powder

I scrapped off some white chocolate and sprinkled on top.

eggless chocolate banana cake

eggless chocolate banana cake

Eggless chocolate banana cake recipe | chocolate banana cake no eggs

Soft, moist and delicious vegan chocolate banana cake.
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time12 minutes
Cook Time48 minutes
Total Time1 hour

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

dry ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (wheat flour or plain flour or a mix of both)
  • cup sugar or cane sugar (coconut sugar or palm sugar or jaggery)
  • cup cocoa powder (natural & not dutch processed)
  • tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup hot water (add 1 tbsp more if using wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup Oil or melted unsalted butter (I use coconut oil)
  • 1 cup banana puree (about 3 medium) (2 tbsp. more for wheat flour)


  • Preheat the oven to 160 C. Grease a baking pan, sprinkle flour evenly. Dust off excess. Or line a Parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Puree the banana in a blender.
  • Mix flour, cocoa and soda. Sieve them together thrice. Set aside.
  • To a mixing bowl add sugar. Pour hot water, oil, vinegar & vanilla extract. Stir to melt sugar fully. If using jaggery filter it. Add banana puree.
  • Add the flour to the liquid in 2 parts. Mix well to remove lumps, do not over do.
  • You can see the batter slightly rising up with bubbles.
  • Pour to the baking tray and bake for 40 to 50 mins, keep checking after 35 mins, skewer inserted must come out clean.
  • Let cool off fully before you move ahead to frosting. For frosting please refer the step by step photos above.
  • This eggless chocolate banana cake tastes best the next day. Refrigerate and consume the next day.


Adapted from madhu’s blog

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Eggless chocolate banana cake recipe | chocolate banana cake no eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
very good. Was surprised at how long it took the frosting to thicken up…over an hour but delicious so worth it. Just would have liked to know how long before tackling it. I added the vanilla with the milk so that might have made a difference.

5 stars
Hi Swasthi, this recipe is amazing, my twins love it and I have to make it after every few weeks! I have tried many of your recipes and each one has turned out to be very tasty! I just want to know if the sugar can be replaced by a cup of maple syrup? Please let me know. Thank you!

5 stars
I tried it yesterday, it’s so soft, moist, fully cooked, usually a lot of other recipes I try out end up burnt or undercooked.
This one was perfect. Maybe because it was preheated and baked at 160 C.

II substituted some ingredients though, still amazing! This recipe has so much room for convenience.
I realized after beginning I didn’t have cocoa powder but I had drinking chocolate powder so I added that instead.
I was a bit hesitant with the vinegar, bad experiences with the aftertaste, but not here!
I also didn’t have a TSBP to measure.
But the measurement for 1 TBSP = 3 TSP, so I used that.

I didn’t make the frosting.

Important steps:

sieving the dry ingredients thrice
hot water
measurements of it all
not overmixing batter
baking temperature
right sized tin

Hello Swasthi, can I bake this in an 8 inch pan?

Namaste? I want to bake an organic cake without using Unhealthy Baking Soda/Powder, Curd (Since Heating Curd Makes it Unhealthy..though it’s popularised nowadays).
I am Expecting a Fluffy , Airy and Soft Organic Ragi Jaggery Cake…
Can you Please Suggest any Healthy Alternatives.. except Yeast..or Using Yeast is Also Fine… But in That We Can’t Use Oil Since it Makes the Cake Denser… Can you Please Suggest any Solution…? ?????

Can we use baking powder instead of soda

5 stars
Perfect recipe!! My cake turned out absolutely yummy thanks to this recipe.. I added two tablespoons more of cocoa powder, 1 tsp coffee to the hot water and some chopped walnuts .. and the flavours worked very well to give an extra chocolate taste..

Thank you for the wonderful recipe Swasthi. Followed the steps to the T and it came out perfect! Everyone absolutely loved it! I only had to keep it on the oven for an extra 8-10mins(over 50mins) to ensure it was cooked through fully..(guess it is dependent on the oven)

Just tried day before with a slight variation. .used a little less extra light gala olive oil +a tea spoon full of ghee which gave a rich flavour. .topped with hershys choc syrup. .With sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. .crushed dry roasted cashews and dark choc shavings. .turned out v tasty like a brownie cake..children simply loved it. .
Thank you v much. .

5 stars
Superb easy recipe.. tried today & my dad loved it! Thank you for the delicious recipe tho.. I wish I could share the pic here ?. I topped the cake with crushed almonds.
Love from Malaysia!!

5 stars
Omg Swasti thank u for this amazing vegan recipe..I can’t describe in words how tasty the cake turned out..

I have tried your Eggless chocolate banana cake and Eggless chocolate cake in microwave oven with bake time as 10 to 15 minutes. Both came out well but banana cake had good texture compared to other. Does adding hot water makes any difference?



I would love to try it.
I have distilled white vinegar. Can I use that?
If yes then should I use same amount as apple cider vinegar?

Hey….. My cake turned out dense and not fluffy unlike your chocolate cake recipe although the taste is good…… Is it because I used entirely all-purpose flour rather than whole wheat flour? It also has a slightly sour flavour. Why is it so?Is it because I used freshly squeezed lime juice instead of vinegar?

Can we try this receipe in cooker… What will b the cooking tym

Can I skip the butter in frosting or replace it with palmolein oil?

Hi, can I know why my cake was not not fluffy and sticking in the middle part. I baked it in air fryer

5 stars
I tried it and my husbandloved it! Thanks a lot!! The chocolate icing was a bit bitter in taste. Can you tell how to make it sweeter. I added 2 tbsp sugar but still it was bitter, was is due to overcooking?

Thankyou so much. The cake was so delicious that me and my husband finised it within 2 days! Will try adding more sugar next time.

I have tried many of ur recipes and they turned out really well.
Can this cake be made in cooker or air fryer? If yes, please suggest settings.
Thank you for ur amazing recipes.

My God!!!! What amazing recipe. U wont believe I was trying to get a perfect eggless cake for last two yrs n yesterday thankfully i bumped into ur blog. N thank God for that. The recipe is a must have n the ganache, that’s just amazing, so quick, so creamy, inspite of no cream being used. I am gonna try all of your recipes. Thank you so much.

Hi thanks for sharing your recipes! Can we add nuts to the batter?

Banana cake. Can I make in microwave.
Since I do not have oven, I have lg microwave, if you have receipe pancake, I appreciate if can share