Macrobiotic Cocoa Banana Cake

Macrobiotic Cocoa Banana Cake

This is a cocoa powder version of Macrobiotic Banana Cake! The recipe doesn't use any eggs or butter, but it makes a moist and rich cake. Chilling this cake in the fridge will make it richer.

Ingredients: 15-cm round cake pan

◆Cake flour
80 g
◆Almond flour
50 g
◆Cocoa powder
20 g
◆Baking powder
3 g
a pinch
Raw cane sugar
80 g
Grapeseed oil
40 g


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Purée the bananas in a bowl and add cane sugar, salt, and oil. Mix well.
2. Sift the ◆ ingredients into the bowl and combine evenly with cutting motions.
3. Pour in the cake pan, and drop it from 2-3 cm height onto the table a few times to remove any air that might be trapped inside.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 35-40 minutes.
5. Insert a skewer into the middle of cake to test, and if it comes out clean, it is finished baking.
6. Please make sure to use fully ripened bananas!
7. You can use any plant-based oil, but I don't recommend olive oil because of its distinctively strong taste...

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my daughters' favourite Macrobiotic Banana Cake! I baked a cocoa version, since they love the cocoa flavour, too.