Lockdown Is Your Time To Become Healthier With Rakul Preet’s Banana Dark Chocolate Cake

Rakul Preet recently managed to bake a small, delicious & healthy banana dark chocolate cake at home. It's vegan and you should try it. Here's how.

Rakulpreet Singh

This lockdown alone has channelled our inner culinary experts. We hope one of the few things you take away from the quarantine period is a few healthy recipes. It’s not just us, but even the biggest of stars and stalwarts have been trying their hands at cooking. The hot and happening Rakul Preet Singh is no different. In fact, she has also been sharing her favourite recipes and thoughts on food with us.

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Rakul shared a picture of herself posing with a freshly baked cake. It has banana and dark chocolate and is devoid of gluten, grain and refined sugar. Moreover, it is also vegan. We have all been hearing about the benefits of a plant-based diet for quite some time now. So, here’s how you can get started with a simple dessert.

To replicate Rakul’s dish, start by taking some oat flour or almond flour, as opposed to the regular all-purpose flour. To this batch, add a little bit of cornstarch. Add cocoa powder. You can use the regular one or the Dutch refined, which is known to give a richer flavour.

Now that you have the dry base ingredients ready, go ahead and add the common ingredients like baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt. Set it aside and begin with the messy work.

Banana Dark Chocolate Cake
Banana Dark Chocolate Cake (Source: Bianca Zapatka)

Take ripe bananas and mash them well, so that you wouldn’t need any artificial sweetener. However, if you aren’t happy with the sweetness of the bananas, you can always add additional sweeteners. For a healthier option, try switching sugar with jaggery or pitted dates.

Now, add any of your preferred non-dairy milk. Almond milk is known to be the winner at all times, but you can choose whatever is available or you enjoy. Along with that add coconut oil. Be generous here, since the gluten-free flour tends to need more moisture.

Drop a splash of vanilla extract and some apple cider vinegar. Whisk it all together with the dry ingredients. Grease a tin and line it with parchment paper. Pour in the batter and also feel free to sprinkle chocolate chips at this stage.

When the oven stops, you will be ready to dig in. Find more food recipes here.

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