Tuesday, April 16, 2013

40 Days-40 Lenten Recipes #30 Eggless Chocolate Apricot Cake with Banana Icing

Well, the baking bug has hit me again. I really do love baking.
This is an original recipe that we really enjoy and play with what to call it.
"Choco-cot", "Apri-coco", "Choco-bana-cot" or hey, just "Choco-Frutti-Tutti".
Doesn't matter, what you call it, it's delish!
Full of healthy flavonoids, Vitamin C and anti-oxidants.

Eggless Chocolate Apricot Cake

1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 mashed banana
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 T baking powder
2 T cocoa

1 cup apricots, chopped 
1/2 c water
2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the chopped apricots with vanilla and water and set aside.

Mix the oil and sugar, and then next four ingredients, in order, using a whisk.
Add baking soda and then start incorporating flour mixture, folding it in.
Last drain apricots and fold them into batter.
Pour into a baking pan sprayed with baking spray and bake at 350 degrees,
 until spongey and knife comes out clean.
(approx 40 minutes)

Banana Icing

1 banana mashed
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 T water
(optional- add cocoa)

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elizabeth said...

sounds wonderful - question - is there chocolate other than in the optional frosting in this cake? enjoying your recipes! :)

Presvytera Eleni said...

Oops! Yes there is! I put 2 T cocoa in the flour mixture, Thx for catching that! Happy you came by to share! I'm so glad you like the series.

BeBetsy said...

This looks fantastic!

Presvytera Eleni said...

Thanks, it didn't last long and we ate the WHOLE thing!