Three-Minute Chocolate Banana Cake: A Grain Free Recipe

bite of chocolate blissWhen it comes to eating, I crave variety. Limitations are not what I am looking for.  So the paleo diet does not appeal to me that much, despite the persuasive testimonials that abound.  However, I do think that eating more unprocessed foods is a good goal. “More” is a word I can embrace when it comes to food.  Meanwhile, I have been quietly adding paleo dessert recipes to my Pinterest board of recipes to try.  And one it particular was compelling enough for me to make (and of course tweak) for real.  Not only was this mousse cake easy, the flavors were fabulous.  If you like chocolate, bananas, and quick desserts, this one should satisfy your sweet tooth very nicely.


Recipe for 3-Minute Chocolate Banana Cake

adapted from Cheeky Kitchen


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened fine flake coconut, packed
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and thinly sliced
  • raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • maple syrup


  1. Place bananas, eggs, coconut flakes, cocoa, almond butter, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon and honey in blender container.  Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour batter into greased ramekins.  Microwave in batches of 3 ramekins for 60 seconds.  Reposition ramekins if necessary.  Microwave for another 60 seconds.  Test the middle with a toothick.  If needed, microwave another 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Allow cakes to cool for a minimum of 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plates.  Top with slices of pear and raspberries and drizzle with maple syrup.  Cakes may be served warm (my preference), at room temperature, or chilled.
cake cup cooked
The cooked cake has pulled away from the side of the ramekin and is ready to be turned upside down and plated.

paleo chocolate cake with raspberries

Find more healthy recipes every week at Simple Lives Thursday  and Pennywise Platter.

I’m also sharing this recipe at Savoring Saturdays.


17 thoughts on “Three-Minute Chocolate Banana Cake: A Grain Free Recipe

  1. This sounds incredible. I LOVE finding grain free desserts that are not full of tapioca starch and potato starch. My husband is gluten free and I think we will all like this!

  2. I love the idea of bulk-baking these little cakes! I love microwave cakes – and they make for great breakfasts on the go!

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