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Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

A quick snack cake with fudgy chocolate and bananas. Plus, no oil or butter required!

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I’ve got a sweet little cake for you guys today!

This one is super fudgy and it’s packed with chocolate chip and banana flavor.  The best part? No butter or oil!  OK, the best part may be the fact that it’s a chocolate cake.  But, the whole ‘no oil or butter’ thing is a pretty big deal, agreed?

I’ve been on a bit of a banana kick at home. This happens every so often. I think it’s been mentioned before, but, my kids love bananas.
Love them.

They beg me to buy them at the grocery store and then, just two of them get eaten. The rest? They sit on the counter just waiting for me to do something with them.  Why does this always happen?

Perhaps, they just like: 

MORE than the actual banana?  🤷

I can’t believe it took me this long to figure that out. #AirHeadMoment

All this banana talk brings me to this amazing little cake.

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Your Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake Breakdown:

  • chocolate chips
  • banana
  • no oil or butter ➝ it’s been replaced with unsweetened applesauce
  • super moist and packed with chocolate goodness

It’s also made in 8 x 8 baking dish and it’s perfect little snack cake. Especially, if you are having a chocolate crazing and don’t want to mess (or eat!) a big, giant cake.


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Yield: 9 pieces

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

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A quick snack cake with fudgy chocolate, bananas and no butter or oil!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 medium bananas, ripe, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat bananas, sugar, applesauce and water. Beat until combined.
  4. Gradually, add in flour mixture in. Beat until just combined.
  5. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cake cool about 30 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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