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This easy-to-make snack cake has deep chocolate taste. For more banana flavor and a slight crunch, top the cake with crumbled banana chips before baking. You can sell the cake whole or package individual pieces.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2006

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Credit: Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

Yield:
16 servings (serving size: 1 piece)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape applesauce into a bowl using a rubber spatula.

  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add applesauce and banana, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in coffee and vanilla.

  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining ingredients except powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir just until combined. Scrape batter into an 8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper, spreading evenly. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 34mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 106mg; calcium 10mg.
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