Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cocoa/Coconut/Banana Brownie Cake...

Cocoa, coconut and bananas make a great combination for the taste buds

so...I wanted to try baking a brownie cake that would finish off...
an evening of listening to a reading of the Gospel of Matthew with my husband

because I must be gluten free...
I did make this cake with gluten-free flour
but, it can be made using the same recipe with regular flour

(this will make 6 3x3 inch size servings...double recipe for more)

1 cup of flour (any good gluten free mix of your choice)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder (omit if your mix already has it)
1/4 tsp sea salt (omit if your mix already has it)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup of pecan or walnut pieces
2 bananas, mashed
2 large eggs, beaten
6 TB butter, melted
2 TB honey

heat up the oven to 350* F
butter and flour, with a bit of the cocoa, the baking pan

combine the wet ingredients, including the bananas, and mix together well

combine the dry ingredients, mix well

stir in the nut pieces into the dry mix
this will help the nuts from sinking or collecting in lumps in the dough

fold the dry mix into the wet mix, gently combining everything well

use a spatula to pour into the pan and spread the dough evenly

put into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes
check at 25 minutes with a knife inserted into the middle
if it comes out clean, it is finished
if not, let it bake another 5 to 7 minutes


May your day or night be sweetened in God's grace.


  1. Looks and sounds wonderful.


  2. Mmmm~ this sounds (and looks!) so delicious, Jean! Any recipe with the word "walnut" in it has my undivided attention... :)

  3. Sounds SO very good! ...I'm still in love with your header photo of the 3 baby goats!

  4. We are going to try this recipe! Delightful!

    My daughter is trying gluten free to deal with some tummy issues- I am going to show her this recipe!


  5. Oh, it looks so delicious! I will have to share this w/ our gluten free friends, better yet, maybe I should make it for them! Thank you for sharing your recipe.